ASIA’S POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
Asia Samson is a professional spoken word artist from Florida and has toured over 1000 colleges across the country since 2006. He’s been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam, Ted Talks, Button Poetry, NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest and So Far Sounds. He has worked with companies like Disney, To Write Love On Her Arms & most recently, Nokia Mobile. Asia’s virtual show is a 60-90 minute event that includes a poetry performance, a creative/poetry writing segment, and a Q&A with participants. Come out of this unique, virtual program learning how to broaden your mind and think creatively as you put your thoughts down on paper.
DENA JACKSON | MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS TALK
A one-hour keynote that addresses the importance of taking time for self care. Dena engages with her audience by sharing useful mobile apps, exercises and mindfulness practices that we can all apply immediately to our daily routines to help deal with the anxieties and pressures of everyday life.
JODI GREEBEL | CHEF / DIETITIAN
Jodi has been helping teenagers, young adults and children have a healthy relationship with food for over 15 years. She has extensive expertise which is regularly displayed through her media, digital and social media platforms. Jodi speaks in person and virtually at schools and universities throughout the country. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The CW morning news, radio stations across the country, and publications such as InStyle, Eat This Not That, Reader’s Digest and more. Jodi graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BS in Biology and received her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from NYU. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
MENTAL HEALTH VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
After losing his wife to suicide in 1998, Reese Butler founded 1.800.SUICIDE. Over the 20+ years since, the National Hopeline Network has routed more than 5 million callers to help and hope. 1-800-SUICIDE is the first hotline in the world that was effective in preventing suicide. Being alone, in fear, uncomfortable, and scared are common concerns that have emerged since Coronavirus impacted in March. Many people already had these feelings prior to COVID-19, and have lost their ability to get proper help from closed college campuses or wellness centers. This “Town Hall” style event is anchored by Reese Butler himself, and features a revolving panel of mental health and suicide prevention experts. It’s catered specifically to the needs of the buyer and can be held multiple times for different groups.