In 2012, Daniel Beaty created I Dream, a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young people to rewrite the story of race and class inequity in America, and create social justice projects to make that new story reality. I Dream has reached over 2000 young people in three cities across the nation, Watts, CA; Omaha, NE; and Boston, MA.
A highly requested keynote speaker, Beaty has inspired audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa. Beaty has spoken at organizational staff retreats and led leadership training for a myriad non-profits and corporations. Daniel’s signature keynote TRANSFORMING PAIN TO POWER explores his journey growing up with a father who was a heroine addict and dealer and a brother who was addicted to crack cocaine to discovering his purpose by watching Dr. King, graduating from Yale University, and his current career at the intersection of the arts and social justice. This non-traditional keynote includes spoken word poetry (including KNOCK KNOCK) and character excerpts from his various plays. The speech can be crafted for a variety of age groups and events.
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