The University of Nebraska-Lincoln OASIS Leadership Symposia 2013, coordinated by the Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services in the Gaughan Multicultural Center, invites you to keynote deliveries focusing on our shared potential to speak, act, and make a difference!Click on the Save the Date graphics below to learn more about each keynote speaker.
Jai Steadman is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the NBA Development League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Lincoln native graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he began his coaching career as an administrative assistant from 1992-through-1997. Adopted shortly after birth, the 40-year old Steadman learned just two years ago that his biological mother was a member of the Ponca tribe. He has since embarked on a journey of self-discovery to not only learn about his own roots, but to give back to those who have welcomed him into the Ponca family with open arms.
Homeless at 16 and a millionaire at 26, Andres Lara is the author of several books, including Inspiring The Sleeping Giant Within, which is published in Korea, Africa and the U.S.; How To Stay Motivated During Difficult Times and The Finish Line. He's currently the CEO of A. Success Training, former president of Inspiration Magazine, and a nationally known speaker. At the age of 16, Lara escaped Cuba and arrived in America not knowing a word of English, without his parents, money or a home
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Reverend Jackson is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. President and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jackson has been called the "conscience of the nation" and "the great unifier," challenging America to establish just and humane priorities. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, class, gender, and belief.