Keynote Speaker

Engage Your Audience With a Story to Remember

Part stand-up comedian, part storyteller, part statistician; Hasan invites audiences on an emotional experience. Sharing his journey from Juvenile Delinquent to Juris Doctor, Hasan is proof positive that great things can happen when adults champion the lives of children. Few can receive a standing ovation from a room of Wall Street bankers and an auditorium of maximum-security inmates – Hasan has.

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Services Offered

Keynote Presentations

Hasan will work with you to develop a keynote presentation to fit the needs of your conference or event. The following describes a recent presentation:

Away from No Way: A Transformational Journey from J.D. to J.D.

Hasan Davis shares his journey through the education, justice and social service systems. Systems that more often than not failed to provide him the support he needed to be successful. Luckily on his journey, there were within each system outliers and resisters, whom Hasan affectionately calls “hope dealers”, who found a way to engage, encourage and empower him. With their support he was able to transcend his mounting list of “failures” and become a champion for youth. Hasan believes that each person in the community has the opportunity, and the responsibility, to influence and change the way youth encounter the education, justice and social service systems. Hasan will share the simple strategies his personal champions employed to help him make the JD shuffle from Hasan Davis Juvenile Delinquent to Hasan Davis Juris Doctor.

See Hasan's full keynote presentation and his workshop titled "Telling Your Story with Hasan Davis" at the Vermont Youth Summit in May 2020.

Living History Performance

Looking for a new type of plenary session for your conference or event? Hasan’s living history performances are an engaging and thought provoking addition to a conference program. Participants experience an inspiring one-man show highlighting a little-known African American historical figure. The presentation is timed to fit a conference plenary session.

Bulk Discount on Books & Book Signing

Supplement Hasan’s keynote presentation by providing participants with a copy of one of Hasan’s books and a book signing. Receive a generous bulk discount when ordering more than 100 books of one title.

Now offering virtual options

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You have to come to work with both the heart and the head. We no longer have the luxury of assuming that at some unknown future date, our youth will have opportunities to resolve the many personal conflicts and fears which go unspoken every day. It's time to be deliberate in providing youth safe and positive opportunities. We must dispel their fears, and at the same time create value in their existence.

Hasan Davis

Hasan's Feedback from a Recent Conference

Thank you again for delivering such a powerful keynote session at the 2018 Kentucky CASA Network State Conference. The conference, which had approximately 300 attendees, was the most highly attended and successful the KCN has organized to date. Without a doubt, your session was a contributor to this success.

In the conference evaluations, 87.5% of respondents rated the keynote session “very good” or “excellent.” Attendees described the session as inspiring, encouraging, motivational, relevant, and heartwarming, and your speaking style as dynamic and passionate.

Andrea Bruns
State Director, Kentucky CASA Network

Absolutely inspiring talk about persistence and the power of hope.

Conference Attendee

His story was incredibly moving and was a great way of starting the conference.

Conference Attendee

Bring Hasan to Speak at Your Event

As a performer, scholar, and teacher, Hasan will captivate your audience with his story and wisdom.

Hasan Davis