We are pleased to announce an exciting group of speakers who will join us at Service Unites 2018 in Atlanta, including Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and his wife, Dominique; and Syrian-American Muslim slam poet Amal Kassir.
Daily Point of Light Award honoree Coty Sensabaugh, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, met his artist wife Dominique while they were attending Clemson University. They married in 2016, and instead of a traditional honeymoon, they traveled to the Dominican Republic where they delivered shoes to children and their families in need. They have since been back to the Dominican Republic and Haiti multiple times to distribute shoes, along with a recent trip to Puerto Rico in March to provide shoes for citizens still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Both Coty and Dominique say their grandmothers instilled the value of volunteerism and altruism in them, and they intend to do the same for their new son, Marri. The Sensabaughs will join a discussion on the global water crisis during our Opening Plenary.
Amal Kassir is a Syrian-American Muslim slam poet and public speaker from Denver. Amal has conducted workshops and lectures, given TED Talks and recited poetry in 10 countries on the subjects of youth prisons, orphanages, refugee camps, identity, churches and culture. She is a major proponent of education for the underserved and vulnerable populations, and aspires to be part of the global effort for literacy in war-struck areas and refugee camps. Amal will speak about women and identity as part of our Opening Plenary.