Starbucks to #ShowUp

Starbucks to #ShowUp

Starbucks to #ShowUp

When two black men were unjustly arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks while waiting for a friend, a viral video of the incident sparked a public dialogue on what racism looks like today. The women responsible for that video, Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene, share what they learned about why we need to leave shame and guilt behind and use the privilege we have for progress, and how the power of the individual has far-reaching implications for systemic change.

As speakers and conversation starters, they connect with audiences on a personal level, sharing their stories with vulnerability and openness. Participants leave the conversation with the inspiration and tools to effect change in their everyday lives.

About the Speakers

Starbucks to #ShowUp

Starbucks to #ShowUp

Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene continue the conversation they started that day in the Philadelphia Starbucks as speakers who create awareness and inspire action. Their work at P2P has been featured on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, NPR’s Radio Times and Code Switch, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, MSNBC’s AM Joy, and in numerous television, print and online outlets. They have spoken nationally to audiences ranging from 8 to 800 at corporations, conferences and events, universities and non-profit organizations, and are currently in the planning stages of the first annual P2P Show Up Summit to be held in Northern California in October 2020. 

Recent Audiences

Starbucks to #ShowUp

Recent Audiences

Amgen

Boys and Girls Club

Friends Central School

Global Citizen

National Small Schools Conference

Net Impact Philadelphia

Northern Nevada Black Cultural Association

Pennsylvania Prison Society

Return on Equality

Western Carolina University

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Tufts University Changemakers Summit

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Houston, Downtown

Women's March


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