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The Speakers:

Kitara McClure

Kitara McClureKitara McClure hails from Chicago's inner city where she quickly recognized the impact of injustice and privilege. Her name in Swahili, Proud Sword, was a great influence on her life as evidenced by her many accomplishments despite the challenges she faced. As a former gang leader, McClure survived being stabbed and having her hand broken by a bat. With the motivation to not just survive, but to excel, McClure went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Workforce Development and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership and Management. McClure currently serves as the Director of Multicultural Student Services for Spokane Community College. She continues to inspire others through motivational speaking and leadership development programs she created and leads with high school and college students.