April 14, 2021
Diana Nyad proved to the world that the power of the human spirit cannot be measured nor denied. In 2013, at the unlikely age of 64, Nyad became the first and only person in history to swim non-stop the 110.86 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida. Nyad is a world-class storyteller, from her best-selling memoir, Find a Way, to her reputation as a riveting public speaker to her recent success performing her stage play off-Broadway.
And audiences respect Diana for her strength and joy, in the wake of terrifying sexual abuse at the hands of her coach through her high school years. Diana’s op-ed essay about her childhood trauma in the New York Times in 2017 drew 200,000 plus responses and Diana is determined to raise her voice on behalf of victims, dedicated to changing the culture of sexual abuse in our nation. As Diana expresses it: “It’s time to end the culture of shame and silence millions of us have been forced to endure.”
Virtual Keynote Event: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
A video recording of the Keynote Event will be available to ticket purchasers unable to attend the live event on April 14.
Virtual Training Series: Four trainings will take place once a month April through July.
The cycle of abuse does not have to continue, but we can’t end it alone. Anyone has the power to be someone who makes our community a safe place for all children.