Leslie Haskin is a down-home kind of girl, who became one of the most notable survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Growing up in a large family on Chicago’s notorious south side, Leslie learned very early to speak her mind and stand up for what she believed in.
These days, she believes in racial unity and the power of forgiveness as America’s way forward. She partners with government officials, human rights organizations and community leaders to find solutions that end gang violence and make career opportunity available to previously incarcerated men and women. She regularly takes part in discussions at the Congressional Black Caucus and says that her goal is to facilitate healthy communities of strong productive families of all races.
And while best known for her miraculous escape from the World Trade Center, Leslie Haskin is a highly regarded Business Consultant. She is a christian living author, including Forward Magazine’s Book of the Year and the New York Times best-seller, “Between Heaven & Ground Zero.” She has overcome severe illness, PTSD and homelessness and her message of hope has reached millions of people throughout the United States and Europe, through television, radio and live appearances.
Leslie says that she never imagined the expansive plans that God had in mind for her.
She makes her home in upstate New York.