Key Note Speaker | Rasheda Ali
Rasheda Ali is an internationally known author, speaker, actress, spokesperson and Parkinson's disease advocate. Her book, I'll Hold Your Hand So You Won't Fall-A Child's Guide to Parkinson's Disease, was inspired by her children and her father, Muhammad Ali, who suffered more than 30 years from the disease.
As an advocate of stem cell research, Rasheda travels the globe motivating others to make a difference in their communities, raising awareness and funds for neurocognitive disorders as well as promoting love and inclusion through the Muhammad Ali Center.
After her father's death, Rasheda and her family were invited by President Barack Obama to attend the first Eid celebration at the White House.
Rasheda has participated in countless documentaries and projects such as the Double Helix Medal Awards, Ken Burns, Dateline with Katie Couric, BBC Studios and has been interviewed by numerous media broadcasts and outlets as CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, Good Morning America, PBS, New York Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough, and many others.
As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Rasheda served as writer, casting director and host for her own celebrity talk show in Las Vegas where she also formed a media company Raw Dreams LLC in 2007.
Most recently, Rasheda was cast in a film which airs nationwide in August 2022.