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Yakima Town Hall is honored to announce its 47th season speaker series, featuring an incredibly diverse group of five speakers.
Rob O’Neill (9/11/2019), best known as the SEAL team member who fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. Following speakers include entrepreneur and author Alex Banayan (10/23/2019), who has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30; Dr. Edith Widder (11/13/2019), an expert in bioluminescence who filmed the giant squid for the first time; Chuck Underwood (3/4/2020), who has popularized the field of generational study and generational business strategies; and capping off the season is Monica Lewinsky (4/1/2020), who became a household name in 1998, when it was revealed she had an intimate relationship with then President Bill Clinton. Today, Lewinsky is a social activist who speaks about overcoming shame and cultivating compassion.
4/1/2020 @ 11:00 AM
AUTHOR & ANTI-BULLYING ACTIVIST
Lewinsky became known to the public in 1998, when it was revealed as part of a federal investigation that she had had an intimate relationship with then President Bill Clinton. Overnight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly from being an entirely private individual to a public figure on the global stage. Today Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a consultant. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience and reputation, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame and equality.