Xavier's Keynotes, Presentations, Op-eds, Interviews, etc. 

7/24/2017 Starbucks Headquarters Roundtable conversation with WA legislators in collaboration with Career Bridge, Starbucks Black Partner Network, and Global Social Impact & Public Policy team / Seattle, WA

7/19/2017 Oklahoma Judicial Conference keynote in Oklahoma City, OK

6/6/2017 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) / Guest speaker for Juvenile Justice Principles Work Group in Newport Beach, CA

5/18 – 19/2017 Starbucks - 100K Opportunities Fair Presentation / Dallas, TX

5/18/2017 Youth Transition Funders Group - YJWG conference call presentation 

5/11/2017 Keynote Speaker / Promising Youth Conference / Snowbird, Utah

5/10/2017 Panel Discussion / Promising Youth Conference / Snowbird, Utah

5/6/2017 CTUF Radio Interviews: spoke live with Brandon Johnson to debut his new show, “What’s Left” on WCPT 820 and WVON 1690 (Topics included School-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, community-police relations), Chicago, IL 

4/24/2017 Presentation at Northwestern University (Evanston Campus, Soc-Pol 351, Mass Incarceration), Evanston, IL

4/22/2017 Guest Speaker at University of Chicago Symposium / All Our Children (Trauma and Bias in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice System) / Chicago, IL

4/20/2017 Gault 50 presentation / Colorado Juvenile Defender Center in Denver, Co

4/18/17 JDAI Conference keynote Speaker / Orlando, Florida

3/24/2017 “No Child is Born Bad” presentation / Temple Shalom, Chicago, IL

/3/15/17 National Center of State Courts (NCSC) / Midwest Region Summit Keynote, St. Louis MO

1/25/2017 Speak up Arkansas Radio Interview with James Dold, Arkansas

2/10/2016 Urban Warriors Youth Program Graduation Keynote (YMCA) / Chicago, IL

12/8/2016 YMCA Experience / Presentation at new Metro Chicago YMCA headquarters / Chicago, IL

11/13/2016 Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Annual Convening (workshops and plenaries) / Washington, DC

10/29/2016 Juvenile Justice Critical Conversation and Reflection at North Park University / Chicago, IL

10/19/2016 White House Defending Childhood Changing Minds Campaign Panel Discussion / DC

10/13/2016 Media Release: JJIE / Why Redeemed Juveniles Like Me are Not the Exception

10/12/2016 thru 10/14/2016 San Quentin Symposium Presentation/ San Francisco, CA

10/6/2016 CJCA Awards Dinner Keynote / Chicago

9/28/2016 thru 10/1/2016 Rotary International Zone Conference Keynote / Cleveland, OH

9/21/2016 thru 9/23/2016 Libra Conference/ Presentation/ San Francisco, CA

9/11/2016 Lakeshore Unitarian Presentation / Wilmette, IL.

9/1/2016 Media Release / San Quentin news / Advocates From DC Leading Coalition

8/19/2016 Presentation for Civic Consulting Alliance & Illinois Justice Project Speaker’s Series / Chicago, IL  

8/12/2016 National Association of Counsel for Children 39th Annual Conference / facilitated workshop (w/ ICAN members Traci Rutherford and Joseph Farias) / Philadelphia, PA

8/10/2016 NCSL Summit panel discussion / Chicago, IL

8/4/2016 Starbucks Headquarters Presentation / Seattle, CA

7/25/2016 2015 DNC Politico event featuring Alicia Keys / Philadelphia, PA

7/11/2016 Google Talk Presentation, Mountain View, CA

7/10/2016 San Quentin presentation to Juvenile lifers (KID CAT program) / San Francisco, CA

6/27/2016 JJIE Change Makers Webinar       

6/24/2016 Residential Child Care Project / CORNELL UNIVERSITY/ Fourth International Conference (panel and keynote presentation) / Lake George, NY

6/12/2016 106.3 Soul Radio Interview / Chicago, IL

6/9/2016 Job Core Presentation to at-risk youth / Chicago, IL

6/8/2016 Speaker for Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children Welcome Home Gathering / Chicago, IL

6/2/2016 Book Signing (Boy with a Knife) (w/ board member Bernadine Dohrn / Chicago, IL

5/31/2016 Northwestern University urban Violence Course Presentation / Chicago, IL

5/19/2016 Panel discussion and Keynote presentation at the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference/ Kearney, NE

5/15/2016 Presented at Justice Aid Concert / Washington, DC

5/2/2016 / Media Release: Truth Out / The State of Justice for Juveniles in the US 

5/5/2016 University of Chicago Law School Presentation (Herschella Conyers Class) / Chicago, IL

4/21/2016 Undisclosed Podcast Interview

4/12/2016 COF Conference/ Panel Discussion / Washington, DC

2/26/2016 Media Release: Deseret News / Advocate opposed to life without parole for youths asks legislators to give children a chance

2/17/2016 Northwestern University Class Presentation / Shobha/ Chicago, IL

2/10/2016 Media Release / Wilmette  Beacon news / Former Gang Members Discusses Fair Sentences

1/29/2016 Media Release: Spark Action / Thousands Like Me

1/27/2016 Media Release / Libertarian News / A product of struggle: Court ruling on mandatory life sentences for children

1/13/2016 Wilmette Church Presentation/ w/ Julie Peterson / Wilmette, IL

1/12/2016 WGN News Interview / Chicago, IL

1/10/2015 Media Release: Rolling Out / from juvenile offender to advocate for those without hope

11/5/2015 Media Release: IndyKids / Cop Watch: Youth and Communities Speak Out

11/04/2015 / Kelly Hall YMCA / Chicago, IL

10/23/2015 / Lawndale legal Christian Center Annual Benefit Dinner / Chicago, IL

10/14/2015 / Media Release/ Should Murderers Convicted as Juveniles Have a Shot at Parole?

09/29/2015 / NCSC/NCSL Juvenile Justice Reform State Teams’ Meeting / San Francisco, CA

9/17/2015 Media Release/ USA News / Arizona boy who killed father, another man at age 8 ready to return to school at age 15

09/17/2015 / Defending Human Rights and Dignity: An Examination on Torture / John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

08/26/2015 / National Association of Counsel for Children 38th Annual Conference / Monterey, CA

08/21/2015 / Community Safety Symposium in Little Village / Chicago, IL

08/19/2015 / Rotary Chicago / Chicago, IL

07/21/2015 / Bipartisan Summit, Coalition for Public Safety / Washington, DC

07/18/2015 / Urban Warriors Graduations, YMCA / Chicago, IL

06/26/2015 /Innovative Business Approaches to Solving Social Problems / Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

06/23/2015 / International Association of Chief of Police - Leadership Institute / New Haven, CT

06/10/2015 / ABA Webinar “Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Adolescent brain Science and Legal Culpability” / Webinar

06/08/2015 / DLA Piper Law Firm / Washington, DC

6/5/2014 Media Release / The Progressive / I am Not a Super Predator

05/20/2015 / Staff and Youth at Children’s Home /  Peoria, IL

5/13/2015 Media Release / The Intercept / What Do Prison Families Think of Hillary’s Promises About Mass Incarceration?

05/13/2015 / National Center for State Courts Mid-Atlantic Conference / Annapolis, MD

05/08/2015 / Prisoner’s Family International Conference in Dallas TX. “No Child is Born Bad” / Dallas, TX

05/70/2015 / ABA Equal Justice Conference / Austin, TX

04/15/2015 / Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Conference / Chicago, IL

04/10/2015 / St. Agnes Bohemia Church / Chicago, IL

03/18/2015 / Northwestern University Children and Family Justice Center / Chicago, IL

03/13/2015 / 2015 ACE’s Conference (Adverse Childhood Experiences) / Chicago, IL

03/11/2015 / National League of Cities / Making the Second Chance Act Work / Washington, DC

03/11/2015 / National League of Cities - Mayoral Institute / Washington, DC

03/05/2015 / Northwestern Law School Restorative Justice Class / Chicago, IL

2/12/2015 / David Weinberg “Try Youth as Youth” ACLU fundraiser / Chicago, IL

02/04/2015 / 15 to Life Film Screening / Carson City, Nevada

1/29/2015 / News Interview: PBS NewsHour/ Why keeping young offenders out of jail could reduce crime

01/24/2015 / Brooklyn Junior League CFSY Presentation / Brooklyn, NY

01/24/2015 / Defending Childhood: Voices of Formerly Incarcerated Leaders / Webinar

01/10/2015 / Mothers for Peace Community Dinner / Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL

12/16/2014 / Models for Change 9th Annual Conference Panel Discussion / Washington, DC

12/14/2016 Media Release: Chicago Reader / The Reformer

12/11/2014 / Open Society Foundation Film Screening “Riot From Wrong” / New York, NY

12/09/2014 / Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Presentation / New York, NY

12/11/2014 / Juvenile Justice Initiative Award Ceremony/fundraiser Presentation / Chicago, IL

11/20/2014 / Fighting to End JLWOP: 25th Anniversary of CRC /Webinar Panelist

11/7/2014 Media Release / 2Civility / Juvenile Justice Initiative Giving Children a Chance

10/24/2014 / NJDC Conference / Louisville, KY

09/23/2014 / U-CAN Panel Discussion / Chicago, IL

09/14/2014 / National Center for State Courts Keynote / Northampton, MA

8/23/2014 / Media Release: the Root / Brutal Treatment of Black and Brown Lives

08/10/2014 / ABA Magnitude 360 Conference Panel Discussion / Boston, MA

08/07/2014 / CJJ/OJJDP Youth Summit Workshop Presentation / Washington, DC

07/18/2014 / St. Sabinas Church Presentation/ Chicago, IL

07/14/2014 / Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children Presentation / Chicago, IL

6/29/2014 / Media Release / A Juvenile Convict's About-Face to Lift Up Those Society Deems 'Born Bad'

6/25/2014 Media Release: TakePart / Incarcerated Kids Deserve a Second Chance

06/24/2014 / OJJDP Signature Programs Conference / Memphis, TN

06/22/2014 / James B Morgan Center for Youth Advocacy / Chicago, IL

6/12/2014 Media Release: Angelus / Juvenile Hall Mass: Reiterating the pope’s call for LWOP review

6/20/2014 / Media Release / AlJazeera / To free or not to free: Giving juvenile murderers a second chance

06/08/2014 / Sylmar Detention Center / Sylmar, CA

06/03/2014 / IJJ Reconnecting Pathways Conference / Springfield, IL

05/30/2014 / UIC / Freedom Dreams Conference / Chicago, IL

05/18/2014 / University of Chicago / Living Like We're Bullerproof Conference / Chicago, IL

05/08/2014 / National Association of Counties (NACO) / Chicago, IL

04/29/2014 / Open Society Foundation Justice Roundtable / Washington, DC

04/29/2014 / Bingham McCuthchin LLP / Washington, DC

04/12/2014 / No Child is Born Bad TEDX Talk / Northwestern University, Chicago, IL