About Diane Nilan
HEAR US Founder and President
Watch Diane's award acceptance speech (YouTube, 4/29/12)
Barbara E. James, Project Director, Texas Homeless Education Office shared:
I have known Ms. Nilan for about 15 years and enthusiastically endorse her presence in your community. Diane was keynote speaker at the Texas Homeless Network conference and was very well received by attendees.
Her list of successes is endless and her passion for homeless kids is unrivaled.
She has made a personal commitment to service that most of us can only dream about…I would encourage you to work with neighboring districts as well—her message needs to be spread as far and wide as possible!
Diane's Previous Speaking Engagements Include:
Horizons for Homeless Children
NY State Dept. of Ed/TEACHS, liaison training
PA St. Dept. of Ed/McKinney-Vento, liaison, providers
TX Homeless Network, providers, liaisons, community
OH St. Dept. of Ed/McK-V, liaisons
MI State M-V Liaisons
GA Alliance to End Homelessness, state conference
MS State M-V Liaisons
NH Statewide shelter staff and educa-
Columbia University, NY, School of Social Work
Northern IL University, Psychology Dept.
North Central College, Naperville, IL
Univ. of TX, El Paso, Education Dept.
Univ. of TX, Austin, School of Social Work
Loyola School of Law, New Orleans
Ohio State University, Mansfield campus
SUNY, Fredonia, community/Education Dept.
New Mexico St. Univ., community, Education Dept.
University of St. Francis, IL, Education Dept.
Skidmore College, NY, community
Thiel College, PA, community
Wabounsee Community Col., Aurora, IL
Blackhawk College, IL, community
GA Southern University, community/Education D.
Kennesaw State University, GA, community
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Fordham University, NYC, Inst. of Women & Girls
Washington Training Center, DC
Oberlin College,Oberlin, OH
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Aurora University, Aurora, IL SW classes
Other interesting places of note...
DC, House Financial Sub-committee, testimony
Cook County (IL) Jail, Women’s Division
S New Mexico Prison, Las Cruces
The Women's Treatment Center, Chicago
Flagstaff Juvenile Detention, Flagstaff, AZ
|2012-2013 HEAR US Calendar
Questions about Diane's schedule and to arrange a visit,
contact her at
||No events...Diane will be gone June 1-24 to Tanzania.
Limited phone/email contact.
4, St. Timothy Lutheran, Naperville, Benefit Concert, 7pm
10, DuPage Peace/Justice Coalition (DuPage UU), Naperville, 7pm
3, NYC, Columbia University MSW class
8, Ohio State University, Mansfield
9, Mansfield, OH, McKinney-Vento dinner
12, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL Poverty/hunger seminar
||26-28, Marietta, GA, GA Alliance State Conference
||LaMarche-Nilan tour continues (until Feb. 23)
21, Kick-off, Babes of Wrath Southwest tour, Pat LaMarche and Diane
||3-5, PA Homes Within Reach conference, Harrisburg
11-17, National Hunger & Homelessness Week
16, Naperville IL, The Education Center,
Kids' Friend Award
18-20, Oberlin OH, Bonner Center for Service & Learning
21, NYC, Columbia University School of Social Work, Prof. Markus Redding, MSW Advocacy class
||27-30, Albuquerque NM, NAEHCY Annual Conference
18, Lisle IL, 5:30, Villa St. Benedict Retirement Community, Encore Presentation
24-25, Houston TX, CITGO, TBD
26-28, Houston TX, Texas Homeless Network
7, DeKalb IL, 5:00pm, HEAR US! Disc Us! with Hope Haven
15, Downers Grove IL, 5:30pm
HEAR US! Disc Us! with Bridge Communities
||Return to IL
|2011 - 2012 HEAR US CALENDAR
contact Diane for scheduling/event info,
6, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY, 7 pm, Littlest Nomads film screening
10, North Central College, Meiley-Swallow Hall, Naperville, IL, 7 pm, Littlest Nomads film premiere PDF FLIER
30-31, Boston, MA - Horizons for Homeless Children National conference
11, Columbia University, NYC
18, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
20-21, St. Charles, IL Garage Sale
27, Bridge Communities, Glen Ellyn, IL Awards Luncheon
1, GA Alliance to End Homelessness
23-25, Trio training, Orlando
3, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
8, Reno, NV, Clarke County Schools
27-28, University N Florida, Jacksonville
29 - 3/1, GA Alliance to End Homelessness, Screening, on the edge, It's About the Children photo exhibit, Marietta, GA
19-20, Institute of Children, Poverty and Homelessness, NYC, Conference
25, Glendale, AZ
14, CITGO Presentation, Naperville
15, Washington, DC Congressional Hearing
4, St. Timothy Lutheran, Naperville
5, Rosary HS, Aurora, IL, Human Rights presentation, 10:00 -students, 7pm Public FLIER
2-3, Oberlin College, OH FLIER
5-9, NAEHCY Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
10, Penn State, Shenango, Auditorium, 11:00 am
15, Northern IL University, DeKalb, Screening, "on the edge"
17, Hope Haven Open House, DeKalb
3, Washington Training Center, DC
5, Homelessness Forum, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
10-12, Kennesaw State Univ. and GA Alliance to End Homelessness, Homeless Awareness Week
13-15, TX Homeless Network, State Conference, Dallas, TX
23, GA School Social Workers Conference
19, 8:00, Ogden 6 Theaters, Naperville Independent Film Festival, Naperville, IL, $5 + free gifts! FLIER (PDF)
23-25, Sycamore, IL Film Festival
28, Rochester, NY Homelessness Symposium
14-15, NAEH Conference, Washington, DC