Barbara Harrison has worked as a television journalist in San Francisco, Dallas and Washington, DC. She has won many awards for her work, including 19 Emmy Awards.
In addition to 38 years as an anchor/reporter for NBC-Washington, she created a celebrated program known as Wednesday’s Child on NBC stations across the country. The project became the model for similar programs worldwide.
Barbara has been honored for her skill at interviewing children. She never talks down to kids. She brings out the unique personalities of children encouraging them to express themselves and share their feelings and opinions. Barbara has four children, four stepchildren and 15 grandchildren.
Barbara Harrison knows kids have a lot to share, especially with each other – about serious and not so serious subjects. This is why her company, Barbara Harrison Media, created Kids Speak Out, the video podcast and this website.
Celia Straus is an author, screen and live event writer, and a founding partner of Barbara Harrison Media. She was the creator and writer for the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall produced by Capital Concerts, broadcast annually on PBS from 2012-2017. She wrote the Anti Defamation League's annual Concert Against Hate performed at the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2017.
Her book, Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with PTSD, TBI, Casemate 2008, was a first look at the mental health of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, she authored her father's memoir, Pathfinder Pioneer, the Memoir of a Lead Bomber Pilot in WWII, an Amazon WWII bestseller.
Straus has been a designer, writer and producer on hundreds of video series as well as an award-winning educational series for PBS. She authored three poetry books: The New York Times best seller, Prayers on My Pillow, More Prayers On My Pillow, and The Mother Daughter Circle. These books inspired a CD, “I’m More Than What I Seem,” voiced by actresses Judy Ivey, Annette Bening, Blythe Danner, Kathleen Turner, Christina Baranski and Amy Irving. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America East.
Richard Craig is a writer, producer, director and founder of Craig Interactive, an award-winning communications company that creates and produces compelling stories across all media.
Craig wrote, produced and directed The Helical Heart, a documentary film about renowned cardiologist and researcher Francisco Torrent Guasp, which won multiple awards including Best Film at the International Health and Medicine Awards. Craig was also a writer and producer for Discovery Channel’s Wings Over Europe CD Rom, one of the first programs of its kind in the new field of interactive edutainment. Craig was the producer and director for Deaf Studies Digital Journal, the first academic journal published in American Sign Language.
In addition, Craig has produced multiple interactive exhibitions for museums and libraries, as well as hundreds of television commercials and long form videos for organizations such as the National Archives, the National Library of Medicine and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Angela Park is a content marketing strategist, producer, and photographer (Park 17 Photography). She serves as the Senior Communications Officer at Graded - The American School of São Paulo, where she writes and designs school publications, manages websites and social media marketing and helps execute major fundraising initiatives.
Prior to this, she has worked as a business analyst at LG Electronics Brasil, and as a digital producer at media company StoryTrack, where she co-produced and edited award-winning documentary AATS: In the Beginning for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)'s centennial celebration.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Angela grew up in São Paulo, Brazil and later spent several years living in the US. An aspiring teacher, she is passionate about K-12 education, and on weekends, she volunteers as an English teacher at NGO Cidadão Pró-Mundo.
Angela is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Psychological & Brain Sciences and Marketing.
UNITAR and Kids Speak Out are partnering up to produce documentaries that will provide youth with a platform to speak up for issues they care about.