Vermont Family Network Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 8 am – 4:30 pm
Keynote Speaker Hasan Davis
“ For those of us who choose this important work, hope is mandatory. Because we cannot give what we do not possess.” -Hasan Davis
Hasan Davis knows what it’s like to struggle. With an early diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia Hasan was arrested at age 11. In Hasan’s childhood, the world seemed intent on confirming his life to be a sad, pitiful and short affair. After attending five different elementary schools, Hasan was enrolled in an alternative school. He was expelled his senior year. But, an unlikely team of courageous advocates including his mother, Alice Lovelace, and the alternative school administrator and his mentor, Dr. Lorrain Wilson, invested unwavering and unconditional faith in his ability to be more. Hasan found the courage to persist. With the encouragement of these Hope Dealers Hasan decided to risk the life he was barely surviving for a shot at a life he could hardly imagine. Earning a GED, a B.A. in Communications and his Law Degree, Hasan has gone on to become a national leader in Juvenile Justice and a champion of inclusive education. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Hope Dealers, like you, Hasan was not written off. Now Hasan travels the world sharing his inspiring story of transformation, hoping to inspire other Hope Dealers in their selfless service to others.
Film and Discussion with Dan Habib