TEDxFoggyBottom 2013 "The Power of Human Connection"
Daniel Maree is a strategist, writer, and filmmaker with a passion for leveraging the power of brands, social media, and entertainment to spark social change and empower global youth. As a Senior Digital Strategist at McCann-Erickson, Maree created the Million Hoodies Movement for Trayvon Martin, which received 2 Silver Lions at the 2012 Cannes Advertising Festival, the world's biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.
Maree has been featured in several publications (including the New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Advertising Age), been a featured speaker at conferences and universities around the globe, and written for the Huffington Post, Global Voices, and Takepart.com. Prior to joining McCann, Maree worked at the intersection of storytelling, media, and social action for multiple industry-leading organizations, including: Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., The Cove), the World Bank (WDR 2011), and the Center for American Progress.
Maree graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History, Philosophy, and Film from American University ('08) and is currently working on a documentary about political corruption in South Africa, where he was raised.
Elizabeth Acevedo is the daughter of Dominican immigrants, proudly born and raised in the heart of New York City. Through poetry that is infused with hip-hop and bolero, she uses her words as a way to translate the world. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University (2010) and is currently in the MFA program at The University of Maryland. She has been a featured poet at The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, The Kodak Theatre, Madison Square Garden and has performed live on BET, Mun2, and Current’s, Lyric Café.
Elizabeth has been published in Off the Subject: The Words of Lyrical Circle, and The Acentos Review. She is a CantoMundo Fellow of 2012 and a member of the 2013 Callaloo Writer’s Workshop.
Founded in 1999 by Alissa Roeder and Bess Paupeck, the Vibes is one of GW's student-run co-ed a cappella groups. Covering a range of musical styles and eras, from 1960s R&B to today's indie rock, the Vibes perform around campus, in the White House, throughout DC, and beyond. More than just a badass a cappella group, the Vibes are a big family that always aims to entertain and have a great time doing it.