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Courageous Conversations: Defining Courage

September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What are we afraid of? What does it mean to have courage? Join us for the first monthly session of A Year of Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House. Let’s learn about the neuroscience of fear and courage, what is really going on inside our brains, and what tools and techniques we can use to control and respond to fear when it rises in us and blocks our progress. Led by guest expert Dr. Arin N. Reeves.

About Our Guest:

Arin N. Reeves, Ph.D. is a leading researcher, author and advisor in the fields of leadership and inclusion. For over twenty years, she has delivered dynamic, entertaining and thought-provoking messages to inspire and activate change for audiences across the world. Blending her diverse backgrounds as a lawyer, a researcher, an academic, an author, and a consultant to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to hospitals and governments, she speaks on many forms of difference, including Racial & Ethnic, Gender, Generational, Religious, Sexual Orientation, Identity & Expression, Physical Abilities, Cognitive Style, and Cultural Differences. Arin studied business at DePaul University’s College of Commerce, attended law school at University of Southern California and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is the bestselling author of two books – The Next IQ and One Size Never Fits All – and President of the research and advisory firm, Nextions.

  • Open to the public, ages 16+
  • Limited seating. Advance registration required.
  • Tickets: $25 per person
About The Series:

A Year of Courageous Conversations is hosted by Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Swoyer Green and produced by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House. The series is made possible thanks to generous support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Sue & Rich Padula, Barrington Area Community Foundation, and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more and sign-up for email, visit:

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September 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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