Finding Our Courage | Opening Plenary

August 23, 2023  • Aspen Global Leadership Network

“Everyone owns their own fear. The same way, everyone owns their own courage. I’m not here to tell you how to manage your courage or how to be courageous. But what I can say is that we all are called to be courageous in different ways.”

– Juan L. Holmann

Watch a discussion on leaning into moral courage in tumultuous times and crucial inflection points. Hear:

  1. A welcome keynote from Dar Vanderbeck, Vice President, Aspen Global Leadership Network, on embracing the paradoxes of what it means to be human;
  2. And remarks from Nicaraguan Central America Leadership Initiative Fellows – Berta Valle, Human Rights Defender, Voices en Libertad, Ana Margarita Vijil, Social Activist, Juan L. Holmann, General Manager, Editorial La Prensa, and Juan Sebastian Chamorro, Activism Alianza Civica – who became political prisoners for dissenting against their country’s oppressive regime. They reflect on their time as prisoners and share how they remained steadfast in their courage and purpose.