BestPrep’s Educational Forum

Thanks for attending the Educational Forum!

Thank you for attending the 2022 Educational Forum and helping us celebrate BestPrep’s 45th anniversary! We are so grateful for our keynote speaker, Emmanuel Acho, who engaged in on-stage dialogue with both key Twin Cities D&I executives and with area high school students. The event also featured musical entertainment from Counting Stars, with performers formerly trained by One Voice Children’s Choir, and commentary from the evening’s emcee, WCCO Radio’s Vineeta Sawkar. We hope you enjoy reading your new copy of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” by Emmanuel Acho!

Emmanuel Acho is a former NFL linebacker and current Fox Sports Analyst, co-host for FS1’s “Speak For Yourself,” and Host/Producer/Author of the web series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” on driving an open, difficult, but ultimately productive conversation on race in America. Greatly impacted by the murder of George Floyd, Acho began hosting the web series. In partnership with Oprah Winfrey, he released a book of the same title last November that debuted at #3 on the New York Times best sellers list.

The Educational Forum is a biennial event that provides an opportunity for guests, students, sponsors, and supporters to enjoy a motivational and educational keynote address and discussion surrounding national and global issues affecting our local education systems and businesses.

Keep an eye out for more information about the next Educational Forum.

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

Cristina Juvier

Cristina Juvier
Thomson Reuters

Greg Cunningham

Greg Cunningham
U.S. Bank

Camille Chang Gilmore

Camille Chang Gilmore
Boston Scientific

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