Byron Sanders & Sasha Davis
November 15, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Big Thought
part of a series on Lost
About the speaker
Sasha Maya Ada Davis is a walking ethnic melting pot from South Carolina who discovered her love for the arts while singing non-stop in her mother’s 2002 burgundy Mitsubishi. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Sasha is now a Dallas-based actor, director and playwright and a proud member of Canterbury Resident Artist Company for The Classics Theatre Project and has performed across the DFW metroplex. She continues her work as a teaching artist for theatres and institutions like the Tony Award-Winning Dallas Theater Center, Southern Methodist University and the Texas region for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition.
After serving as the Artistic Director for Big Thought’s Creative Solutions and Artivism programs, Sasha is beyond thrilled to join the organization as Creative Lead. In this new role Sasha will foster relationships with artists, help create trauma informed artistic curriculum for public school districts and challenge the limitations in with youth can tell their stories in advocacy for reform.
Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education, economic development, and creating equitable communities throughout Dallas, Texas. As the President and CEO of Big Thought, he works each day to explore innovative ways to narrow the opportunity gap for children. Big Thought connects people and organizations to prepare youth and children in under-resourced communities for tomorrow’s creative economy through quality in-school, after-school and community-partnership experiences. Byron has worked with Big Thought in various capacities since 2008, as a supporter, volunteer, advisor, partner, and most recently, board member.
Byron believes that one’s purpose and mission cannot be fulfilled without being actively engaged in the community. He is a member of many high-impact boards, such as United Way’s Community Impact Council, Social Venture Partners Dallas, CitySquare, ChildCareGroup, KIPP DFW, and the Mayor’s Star Council. He is also a member of Dallas Assembly, Leadership Dallas ’13, Leadership ISD ‘12, Latino Center for Leadership Development Fellows, and several other service engagements.
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