This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Eddie Ellis

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Washington DC
Eddie B. Ellis Jr. is a champion for change. This native Washingtonian is a youth activist and motivational speaker. His lived experience as a former convict provides an insight and depth into his work that allows him to connect with and engage audiences. Mr. Ellis's professional experience, certifications, and training allow him to serve as a resource to the community. He has written and published several resource guides offering service referrals, practical tips, and inspiration to former offenders and parolees resettling into the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Reflecting on the choices in his life, Mr. Ellis also created The People That We Hurt On The Outside Seminar, a CD-ROM tool that can be used to help both youth and young adults understand how their choices and incarceration can affect their relationships with those on the outside and how to rebuild and repair those relationships.