Through her award-winning documentary Oasis, Niema talks about the importance of listening and acting, over hearing.

Video shot by Christie Goshe and Michelle Hoy, edited by Jeff Placencia and Christie Goshe. Photos by Tim Kempf. Audio setup by DC.

About the speaker

This month, we’ll have 3 speakers doing 8 minute bits each. We’ve selected one of our past performers, one of our team members and one of our friendly audience members to take the stage.

Lance Coleman is a Music Artist (by the name Fuze the Mc / Lance is A Genius), Investor (venture and content advisor for Binary Capital), and Digital Strategist to Lil Wayne, Common, G-Eazy, & more. He is an alumni and social weaver for Zoo Labs and also a 2016 Fellow for the Institute For The Future. He was recently named 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity for Silicon Valley.

Daniel Wolfe is a Designer and Storyteller originally from Baltimore, Maryland. His attention to social justice drives his work making relevant unsung or otherwise abstract issues facing equal rights. Currently he develops data visualizations with satellite imagery for Planet’s humanitarian work. Previously, he’s worked at Tesla and the Urban Institute. He’s been a longtime CreativeMornings audience member and organizer.

Niema Jordan, a Writer, Director, and Producer from Oakland, California began her career in journalism as health editor at ESSENCE magazine. She received a dual Masters in Public Health and Journalism from University of California, Berkeley where her thesis film, OASIS, won the Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award at the 38th Denver Film Festival and was an official selection at the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival. Niema currently works at Trilogy Films as Associate Producer and serves on the Board of Directors for Camp Reel Stories.

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There are a lot of times where we go into something with a preconceived notion, a set destination, a thing that we want to happen. If you take a step back, and you’re actively listening, there’s a way that the stories and the moments unfold for you in a different way. — Winter Mix

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