We are pleased to announce an exciting group of speakers who will join us at Service Unites 2018 in Atlanta, including Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and his wife, Dominique; Syrian-American Muslim slam poet Amal Kassir; and 11-year-old Disney star and entrepreneur Trinitee Stokes.
Daily Point of Light Award honoree Coty Sensabaugh, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, met his artist wife Dominique while they were attending Clemson University. They married in 2016, and instead of a traditional honeymoon, they traveled to the Dominican Republic where they delivered shoes to children and their families in need. They have since been back to the Dominican Republic and Haiti multiple times to distribute shoes, along with a recent trip to Puerto Rico in March to provide shoes for citizens still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Both Coty and Dominique say their grandmothers instilled the value of volunteerism and altruism in them, and they intend to do the same for their new son, Marri. The Sensabaughs will join a discussion on family volunteering during our Opening Plenary.
Amal Kassir is a Syrian-American Muslim slam poet and public speaker from Denver. Amal has conducted workshops and lectures, given TED Talks and recited poetry in 10 countries on the subjects of youth prisons, orphanages, refugee camps, identity, churches and culture. She is a major proponent of education for the underserved and vulnerable populations, and aspires to be part of the global effort for literacy in war-struck areas and refugee camps. Amal will speak about women and identity as part of our Opening Plenary.
Though just 11 years old, Trinitee Stokes is not only a Disney star and singer, but also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2013, she unveiled her own fashion line, Designs by Trinitee, a collection of fun, colorful and sparkly clothing line for the tween demographic. As an advocate for literacy, she hosts several book drives a year and delivers the donated books to children’s homes and shelters in the Los Angeles area. Trinitee is most known for her role as Judy Cooper in Disney’s “K.C. Undercover” and most recently as the voice of the Princess Tiana doll from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” She was also the youngest student to graduate from the 20-week entrepreneurship youth course, B.O.S.S. Movement. Trinitee will speak about family volunteering at the Opening Plenary.