Action Day Banner

Action Day: Speaker Lineup


Finding insight and inspiration

Speaker Lineup

Action Day speakers come with a variety of expertise and inspiration. Don't miss a chance to hear from political leaders, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and grassroots organizers. 

Name Title Topic
Mr. Pat Quinn Former Governor of Illinois Remarks on Changemaking
Dr. Richard Guzman Professor of English Grief and Social Change
Mr. Will Guzzardi Illinois State Representative, 39th District Changemaking from a Lawmaker
Dr. Nicole Rivera Professor of Psychology Community Psychology of Changemaking
Shannon Downey Artist, Activist, Professor Craftivism
Rick Guzman '99 Manager of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Division,City of Aurora Keynote Address
Rachel Framarin Student Chelsea's Changemakers
Dr. Suzanne Chod Associate Professor of Political Science Moderator
FM Supreme Artist Performance
Pete Leonard Social Entrepreneur I Have a Bean Coffee
Professor Tim Banas Professor of Biology Citizen's Climate Lobby
Dr. Carin Silkaitis Associate Professor of Theatre The Role of the Bystander