Sullivan Foundation Webinar Series Focuses on Social Entrepreneurs Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sullivan Foundation will host a series of interactive webinars called Navigating the Unknown beginning this week. All are welcome and encouraged to join.

Each call will feature two social entrepreneurs from the Sullivan Foundation’s Speakers Bureau, who will share how they are responding to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in their communities and through their work.

The first webinar is scheduled for 12-1 p.m.(ET), Wednesday, March 25. It will feature Tony Weaver, Jr., founder of Weird Enough Productions, and Jasmine Babers, founder of Love Girls Magazine.

Tony Weaver, Jr., founder of Weird Enough Productions

Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018, Weaver creates digital comics to improve social emotional learning, combat misrepresentation in the media and tell stories that inspire people to embrace their quirks.

Babers (pictured at top of screen) is a publishing prodigy who created Love Girls when she was 15, with a mission to “build self-esteem by providing young women leadership opportunities and a safe place to tell their stories.”

Related: Love Girls Magazine founder Jasmine Babers shines spotlight on everyday girls

Featured entrepreneurs for other upcoming webinars are listed below. Many of the webinar guests were scheduled to present or lead workshops at the Sullivan Foundation’s Spring 2020 Ignite Retreat until the event had to be canceled due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Others are past Ignite Retreat speakers and workshop leaders. Through the “Navigating the Unknown” webinar series, college students with a strong interest in social innovation and social entrepreneurship will still have the opportunity to connect with and learn from these leading social innovators.

“We will start each webinar by inviting participants into small breakout rooms to meet others from across the Sullivan network and to share their personal experiences,” said Spud Marshall, who will lead the webinars. “We’ll then close by letting participants ask questions directly to our featured speakers and learn what tips and tricks they have to share.”

The webinars will be hosted over Zoom and will be broadcast live to Facebook. All calls will be recorded and uploaded to the Sullivan Foundation’s website at www.sullivanfdn.org/webinar for later reference.

Details for joining the call can be found on the Sullivan Foundation’s Facebook Event Page or by joining the Zoom call at https://zoom.us/j/399894174 at the appropriate time.

Additional dates and speakers will be announced over the next few weeks, Marshall said. The schedule thus far is as follows:

Wed, March 25, from 12-1 p.m. ET
Tony Weaver Jr. of Weird Enough Productions 
Jasmine Babers of LOVE Girls Magazine

Fri, March 27, from 5-6 p.m. ET
Tessa Zimmerman of ASSET 
Ajax Jackson of Magnolia Yoga

Wed, April 1, from 12-1 p.m. ET
Josh Nadzam of On the Move Art Studio
Abhinav Khanal of Bean Voyage

Fri, April 3, from 5-6 p.m. ET
Reagan Pugh of Assemble
Dustin Betz of Founders Institute

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