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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Joseph Guinn

A physician by vocation, but a healer by calling, Dr. Guinn delivers pointed anecdotes about the human experience that cause you to think and examine what is the common bond that joins us all. He's had a rich and colorful upbringing with both his father, Edward Guinn and grandfather, James E. Guinn serving as physicians in Fort Worth that shaped the man he is today that cares about the human condition and seeks to help make it better wherever he can. He made the world of medicine plain so that we can see how healthcare disparities can originate before a patient is even seen. 

 

HONOREE

Martha Leonard

Fort Worth native Marty V. Leonard has been a vital impact to the DFW community for over 60 years. She has dedicated her life to supporting the community and various initiatives throughout the Fort Worth community. Some of her most notable contributions have been sitting on boards for community organizations such as the Tarrant Regional Water District, Susan G. Komen, Kids Who Care, Baylor All Saints Foundation, United Way of Tarrant County, Texas Bank:  Board of Directors, and a host of many others.

 

HONOREE

Dee Jennings

A native of Fort Worth, Devoyd Jennings grew up supporting the gold and blue at I.M. Terrell High School graduating in 1966.  Having grown up in the city, Devoyd has taken the leadership role in several community and civic issues.  He has served on numerous boards including: The Texas Association of Business – 1995 to 2015,  and is a past chairman for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber 1986 to 1992 and Chairman of the Texas Association of African American Chambers,1992 to 2000. He was most recently  the  Chairman of the Business Diversity Advisory Council of the North Texas Toll Authority and presently serves as Vice Chairman of the MBE Committee for Ft. Worth.

 

HONOREES

Neil Williams & Channing Peoples

Neil Creque Williams and Channing Godfrey Peoples-Williams are both MFA graduates of USC School of Cinematic Arts and 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellows. Most recently, their feature film debut, Miss Juneteenth, premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  It won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival and has produced original content for Refinery29 and Level Forward.

 

 

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