Wednesday, March 25, 2020
2:00pm Eastern Time
1:00pm Central Time
12:00pm Mountain Time
11:00am Pacific Time (AZ)
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Rick Miller Founder of Kids at Hope and Professor of Practice and Clinical Director at Arizona State University’s Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE will be joined by very special guests for a series of weekly Online HOPE Forums exploring the soul, science and practice of HOPE during times of uncertainty.
Joining Rick for the first of this series is Antwone Fisher, poet, screenwriter and bestselling author whose life inspired the major motion picture Antwone Fisher starring Denzel Washington.
This online Forum will include a question and answer period.
BIO | ANTWONE FISHER
Antwone Fisher is an award-winning writer, poet, and filmmaker.
Born in an Ohio prison to an unmarried teen age mother, Antwone became a ward of the state for the next 17 years of his life. During his 14 years in foster care he was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused.
Alone and homeless in the world Antwone joined the US Navy which he honorably served for 11 years.
His search for identity, meaning, belongingness, love, and value has captured the souls of millions of people who have seen his film, Antwone Fisher starring Denzel Washington, read his award winning poetry, explored his memoirs in his bestselling book, Finding Fish, or heard him speak.
When Antwone Fisher premiered in 2002 film critic Joel Siegel wrote, “More than one of the best films of the year, this is a film that can change people’s lives. “
Antwone lives in Los Angeles with his wife LaNette and two daughters Indigo and Azure.
BIO | RICK MILLER
Rick Miller is the founder and CEO of Kids at Hope, an international child and youth development organization that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand better the dynamics of success and failure. Rick is also a professor at Arizona State University and Clinical Director of the Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE.
Rick has spent 50 years in the field of child and youth development as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, public policy expert, and author. Rick’s research is revolutionizing the understanding of child and youth development and cultures.
His work is modeled in 21 states and five countries and has been cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics and adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court to redefine the juvenile justice system from risk to HOPE. He is the author of three books and two comic books. He has received Arizona State University’s Visionary Award; the City of Phoenix, Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award; and the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Medal. Among his many keynotes, workshops, seminars, and symposiums, Rick delivered a TEDx Talk.
Rick lives in Phoenix with his wife, Esther. They have two children and four grandchildren.