Exciting New Talent Added to the Platform
- By Lauren
- Sep 27, 2020
As we continue to expand our virtual event and livestream capabilities, we are thrilled to have welcomed more exciting new talent to the Engage platform.
Lisa Bloom is a renowned attorney and owns one of the largest civil rights law firms in the US, The Bloom Firm, with offices located in LA and NY. Known for representing celebrity clients like Janice Dickinson, Blac Chyna, and Mischa Barton, Lisa mainly fights for ordinary people seeking justice, especially victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence, LGBTQ discrimination, racial bias, sexual assault, and police excessive force.
Lisa and her team have won many verdicts and settlements against high profile people accused of misconduct, including sex offender Bill Cosby, serial sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly, Guess CEO Paul Marciano and billionaire Alki David. Throughout her career, Lisa has worked to protect civil rights and has become one of the most respected civil rights attorneys in the country.
As the oldest son of the late civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parent’s legacy of nonviolent social change.
Mr. King has devoted his life to working in the non-profit sector to promote and protect civil rights and to eradicate the “triple evils” of racism, militarism, and poverty that his father identified as the scourges of humankind.
As the elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the organization co-founded by his father, Mr. King reinvigorated SCLC by stabilizing the governance, program and development components. As founder and president of Realizing the Dream, Inc., he took his father’s message to a global audience, spearheading nonviolence training in Bosnia Herzegovina, India, Israel & Palestine, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the United States.
A former President and CEO of the Atlanta-based King Center, Mr. King remains a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as a board member of: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Drum Major Institute, a New York based Think-Tank and the Metropolitan West Management Asset Corporation.
The recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, Mr. King is one of the world’s premier civil rights activists as he carries forward his father’s legacy.
A baseball legend, Tim Wakefield is a former MLB pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Wakefield is enshrined in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame and has been a Red Sox studio analyst for NESN since his retirement. He is also the honorary chairman of the Boston Red Sox Foundation.
Wakefield began his pitching career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but is most remembered for his 17-year tenure with the Boston Red Sox, from 1995 till his retirement in 2012 as the longest-serving player on the team. During his time in Boston, Wakefield and the Red Sox won 2 World Series Titles (2004, 2007) and was named an All-Star in 2009. When he retired, Wakefield was the oldest active player in the majors.
Known for his signature knuckleball, Wakefield won his 200th career game on September 13, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays, and is third on the Boston Red Sox with 186 team victories, behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens. He is second in all-time wins at Fenway Park with 97, behind Roger Clemens's 100, and is first all-time in innings pitched by a Red Sox pitcher, with 3,006, having surpassed Clemens's total of 2,777 on June 8, 2010.
Another MLB legend, Edgar Renteria is a former MLB All-Star shortstop. Over his 16 year professional career, Renteria was a 5x All-Star (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006), a 2x Gold Glove Award winner, a 3x Silver Slugger Award Winner, and a 2x World Series Champion winning titles in the very beginning and end of his career (1997, 2010). He was named World Series MVP in 2010.
Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Renteria was signed by the Miami Marlins in 1992 and made his MLB debut for the team in 1996. In 1997, he and the Marlins won the World Series. Following his time in Miami, Renteria went on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, and Cincinnati Reds. As a member of the 2010 Giants, Renteria won his second World Series and was named the Most Valuable Player in that series. In his native Colombia, Renteria is a super star and a stadium in the country, El Estadio Edgar Renteria, bears his name.
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