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Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9-10 a.m.

Clint Smith

Writer and educator

Clint Smith believes we all share a story. It’s the story of humanity, and it’s in the telling that we emerge as individuals and celebrate what we have in common. Clint is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in education at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship, with research interests that include mass incarceration, the sociology of racism, and the history of inequality in America. Clint is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, a Cave Canem fellow, a Callaloo fellow, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State.