Keynote Speakers

Devin Del Palacio
Arizona School Board Association
Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives Consultant
Dr. Kristina Henry Collins
Associate Professor, Texas State Univ.
Associate Director, LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
OD Harris
City of Chandler
Tehvon Fowler-Chapman
Executive Director
Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Featured Speakers

Teniqua Broughton, M.Ed, CNAP
The State of Black Arizona
Executive Director
Mayor Kate Gallego
City of Phoenix
Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams
Executive Director
Arizona School Boards Association
Kathy Hoffman, MS, CCC-SLP
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arizona Department of Education
Pastor Dr. Terry Eugene Mackey
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Phoenix, AZ
Steve Watson
Maricopa County
School Superintendent


Coco Watson

Coco Watson
Black River Life Media

Coco Watson is a singer, writer, podcaster and filmmaker from sunny South Carolina. She's opened for Boyz II Men and Lauryn Hill, duetted with Eric Roberson, and been featured by EBONY, BET, and Oprah Winfrey Network. With two indie-soul albums under her belt, Collette's newest art explores justice, family and Black futures. May the melodies bring the healing we deserve.

Website / Instagram / Sound Cloud

Vaughn Willis

Vaughn Willis
Singer and Entertainer

Talented singer and entertainer, Vaughn was taught to sing by his mother and he’s been entertaining ever since he could speak. Vaughn performed at the 2018 Essence Festival with Keke Wyatt and Kelly Price. He’s also opened up for several other talented musicians including Timothy Bloom, Ginuwine, Musiq Soulchild, Cece Peniston, and many more. He was born in Detroit and he now lives in Phoenix where he performs often.

Website / Instagram / Sound Cloud / Facebook / Twitter

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