Since its inaugural event in 1997, Community Alliance has brought inspiring speakers from all walks of life to Breaking the Silence. Below is a gallery of past events speakers. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger photo, including the name and year participated.
2021 David and Nic Sheff, authors, father & son featured in the film, Beautiful Boy.
2019 Mayim Bialik, award winning actress and neuroscientist.
2018 Yashi Brown, author and poet.
2017 Darryl Strawberry, professional baseball player.
2016 Tom Arnold, actor, comedian, and writer.
2015 Jeffrey Tambor, Emmy award winning actor.
2014 Chris Lawford, Patrick Kennedy & David Sheff, actor, congressman, and author.
2013 Glenn and Jessie Close, award-winning actress and her sister.
2012 Amanda Beard, Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming.
2011 Jane Pauley, award winning journalist.
2010 Dorothy Hamill, Olympic Gold Medalist in figure skating.
2009 Steve Lopez, author of The Soloist.
2008 Joe Pantoliano, Emmy winning actor.
2007 Jennifer Holliday, Tony Award winning actress.
2006 Patty Duke, Kathy Cronkite & Judy Collins in ‘A Journey Together’, celebrating 25 years.
2005 Dick Cavett, Emmy winning talk show host.
2004 Patty Duke, Academy and Emmy award winning actress.
2003 Judy Collins, Grammy award winning singer and songwriter.
2002 Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.
2001 Carrie Fisher, actress and author.
2000 Kathy Cronkite, writer, journalist and author.
1999 Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and mental health advocate.
1998 Art Buchwald, author, humorist, and Pulitzer Prize winner.
1997 Mariette Hartley, Emmy award winning actress.