Shawn Peters, FM Supreme, Howard Pinderhughes, Anthony Smith
Jessica Disu aka FM Supreme, 24, is a child of God and servant leader born + raised in Chicago, IL. FM Supreme is an international performing Hip Hop artist, writer, poet, educator, mc, activist and motivational speaker. She has taught Spoken Word across Chicago, New York (Harlem Children Zone), Los Angeles (Brave New Voices Future Corp), Massachusetts (Swift River Academy) and Leeds, England (Leeds Young Authors). She has shared stages + platforms with Robin Robinson (FOX News), Common, Lupe Fiasco, Chuck D, Russell Simmons, Nick Cannon, MC Lyte, David Banner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Pat Quinn, Rev Jesse Jackson Sr. and a host of others. Disu is on a mission to inspire + influence global youth peace. She is an award winning youth slam poet and presently serves as founder and executive director of CommonWealth Music Group, an arts and education media group. For more: FMSUPREME.COM.
Shawn Peters is a storyteller who has happened to have many careers and a long road in between stories. The many lives have included a stint in Corporate America, a Partnership in a thriving IT company, a partnership in a Record Label, a music festival founder and curator, finally he has landed where he intended to after graduate school, as a filmmaker and Director of photography. Shawn began his formal higher education at Morehouse College where he was an English Major along with studying Cinematography with the legendary Dr. Ikelberg. He went on the get a full scholarship at the University of South Carolina to pursue a MA in Media Arts and Photography. It’s a long story how Shawn left filmmaking in his 20s to go into business and how he returned in his 30’s to pursue his original love. He started shooting music videos for artists like Pharoahe Monch, Blitz the Ambassador, Meshelle Williams, Bilal, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo. He has worked on narrative features and shorts with Terence Nance, Sebastian Silva, and Raafi Rivero that have premiered at the Sundance, The Rotterdam International Film Festival. Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival.
Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School at UCSF School of Nursing.
Anthony Smith is Executive Director of Cities United, a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. Formerly, Smith was Director for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods in the office of Mayor Greg Fischer in Louisville, KY, where he worked with city departments, community and faith- based organizations, community members and civic and business leaders to develop prevention strategies to reduce violent crime and create better outcomes for the most impacted populations. Smith is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience organizing, facilitating, managing, mobilizing, and building networks.