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The Regional Philanthropy Conference Committee is pleased to announce the luncheon keynote speaker.

Areva Martin  

Areva Martin, Esq.
Founder & President
Special Needs Network, Inc.

Areva Martin, Esq. is a nationally recognized children and women's rights advocate, autism spokesperson, media personality and attorney.  She is the Founder and President of Special Needs Network, Inc., a Los Angeles based non-profit organization created specifically to raise awareness of issues that impact individuals with autism and related disabilities living in underserved and marginalized communities and the managing partner of Martin & Martin, LLP, one of LA's largest African-American owned law firms. Read More

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