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Acclaimed Diversity Scholar Examining Islamophobia
- Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking down the Barriers
- Hip Hop Activism and Pedagogy Within Multicultural and Academic Arenas
Award-winning Film Director and Writer
- His most recent film, Destined, just earned him the Best Director award at the 20th American Black Film Festival
- His first feature film was the critically-acclaimed MOOZ-lum, a coming-of-age tale about a Muslim boy going to college around the September 11 attacks which won Best Narrative Feature at the 14th Annual Urban World Film Festival
Scholar & Speaker on Empowerment, Leadership and Education
- Building Sustained Cross- and Intercultural Unity and Dialogue
- Integrating multifaceted pedagogies, scholarly inquiry, and personal experience to provide multi-context and multi-issue frameworks for empowerment and transformation
Diversity Educator, Musician & Poet
- Facilitator of over 450 diversity presentations and workshops worldwide
- Executive Director at the African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco
Transexual Author, Playwright & Performance Artist
- Author of Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us , among other books which are taught in over 200 colleges and universities
- Lectures and Workshops on sex, gender, and alternatives to teen suicide
Acclaimed Trans Artists and Documentary Screening
- Appearances in conjunction with screenings of the feature-length documentary, "Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger"
Award-winning Director, Screenwriter and Producer
- Award-winning Films include "La Mission" and "Follow Me Home" and his latest documentary, Dolores
- Longtime Native Activist and Community Advocate
...because the next generation can speak for itself.
- Includes some of the brightest young performance poets nationwide
- These voices of 21st Century America transcend race, class, gender, orientation, and red state/blue state politics to show us what the next generation of leaders looks and sounds like
Racial Equity Educator and Filmmaker
- Producer & Director of "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" and "The Way Home"
- Building sustainable communities through equity and social justice
National Director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
- Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 10 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work
- Named to The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans List for 2016 (#7 on the list)
- Winner of the New Organizing Institute 2015 Organizer of the Year Award
Linguist, Philosopher, and Author
- Author several dozen books on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy
One of North America's Leading Queer Performers, Writers, and Storytellers
- Award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films and three CDs
- Proud trans artist whose presentations and writings grapple with issues of gender identity as well as family, class, social justice and queer liberation
Educator & Author on Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation
- With 25 years experience, one of the leading voices in white communities for racial justice
- Books include Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter
- Supports white students and faculty to become aware of racism, move past guilt and shame, and act with love and courage.
Award Winning Performance Artist, Poet and Scholar
- Named by Campus Pride as one of 25 top speakers and performers on college campuses
- Award-winning solo shows and presentations explore LGBT issues, Women's Lives, Body Diversity and Social Justice
Leading National Voice on Restorative Justice
- Founder and Director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth (RJOY)
- Long-time social justice activist, Civil Rights attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge.
Author, Educator and Activist
- Leader in the movement for economic, racial, and gender equality
- Author of numerous books on the prison industrial complex including Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?
Award-winning Writer, Performer and Blogger
- Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program, teaching poetry, spoken word, and hip hop at the University of California, Berkeley
- Acclaimed and widely-followed blogger on race, gender and culture
- Author of Uptown Thief and The Boss, sexy, suspenseful social justice novels with women of color in the center
Renowned Educator and Author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
- Author of the groundbreaking book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing
- Available for lectures and workshops
Scholar and Writer on White Racial Illiteracy and Racial Justice
- A racial justice educator for over 20 years, her article, "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism," has appeared in numerous publications and websites.
- Author of "What Does It Mean To Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy"
Palestinian Human Rights Attorney & Scholar
- Professor of International Human Rights Law
- Important voice for Palestinians in the United States and Middle East
Traveling Photo-Text Exhibits for Diversity Education
- Seven award-winning traveling photo-text exhibits that educate people of all ages about the full range of family diversity
- The exhibits work to eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds.
Acclaimed Writer, Educator and Visionary
- Works include the book Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity and the film "Alice Walker: Visions of the Spirit"
- Weaving Change: Equity and Social Justice Transforming Culture across Differences
Award-winning Trans Filmmaker
- Films include the award-winning must-see gender documentary, "Boy I Am"
- Available to appear solo or in conjunction with Kate Bornstein with their latest film "Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger"
Food Justice Activist, Urban Farmer, Community Organizer
- Executive Director of the BLK Projek, a food justice organization in the Bronx, NY
- Food and Justice columnist at Ebony.com
- Urban Farmer and Environmental justice leader and educator
Educator, Singer and RAPtivist
- Leader of the RAPtivism project which links hip hop with efforts for freedom and justice.
- Presentations look at Hip Hop Education and Social Justice, youth engagement, and global citizenship
Sikh Speaker, Author, and Intercultural Development Specialist
- Presentations examine growing up Sikh in America and Sikhs and the Global Community
- Building Your Team’s Intercultural Leadership Skills
- Tenured Faculty and Campus Interfaith Strategist at Cal Lutheran, and visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA
Hilarious Comedian, Speaker, and Solo Performer
- Her latest talk looks at gay marriage - I Didn't Know How Much I Loved You Till Ken Starr Filed to Divorce Us
- Her award-winning solo show, I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie is an interactive baking comedy
Acclaimed Orator, Community Organizer, Diversity Trainer
- Veteran activist in Native American communities and struggles
- Her lectures and workshops focus on unlearning racism, sexism and other social oppressions as well as "decolonization" workshops for Indigenous peoples
Award-Winning Journalist and Leading Intellectual
- Host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN
- Author of three books including the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity
Legendary Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist
- Co-Founder and Leader of the United Farm Workers (UFW) with César Chavez
- Recipient, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S.' highest civilian award
Human Rights Activist, Poet and Scholar
- Former Black Panther leader and political prisoner
- Lectures focus on womens' leadership, physical and emotional well-being of women and children, youth incarceration, education, and the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change
National Director of Trans Women of Color Collective
- Community Leader, Orator and Academic
- Lectures focus on the intersectionality and nuance of race, class and gender.
- Research focuses on socio-economic growth and leadership development of communities most disproportionately impacted by state sanctioned violence.
Racial Justice Scholar-Activist, Writer, and Lawyer
- Author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future
- Winner of a 2016 American Book Award
- Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and Board Chair of Race Forward
- Former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Scholar, Author and Activist for Women's Rights, Racial Equality, and Global Justice
- Author of 8 books including The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege and his latest, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men
- Professor in the School of Journalism at University of Texas, Austin
Accomplished Educator, Writer and Social/Cultural Critic
- Topics include Rethinking Identity: Mixed Race, HIV/AIDS and People of Color, Indigenous Rights and Cultural Survival, LGBT/Queer Community of Color Identity
- Author of Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority, Cultural Representation in Native America and Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity
A Leading Voice in Performance and Arts Education
- Spoken Word perfomrer, Broadway veteran, dancer/choreographer and environmental justice advocate
- Recipient of the U.S. Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists"
Leading Energy Analyst, Author, and Investigative Journalist Specializing in Oil
- Author of three books - Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill; The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry — And What We Must Do To Stop It; The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
- Award-winning writer, frequent media commentator, and acclaimed investigative reporter
Scholar, Writer, Activist, and Blogger
- Creator and author of Native Appropriations, a website that pushes back against stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native peoples
- Influential voice on issues of Native representation and Native education
Violence Prevention and Social Justice Educator, Activist and Writer
- Author of Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice; Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring and Community and You call this a Democracy?
- Works to end male violence and build alliances across race, gender, class, sexual orientation and age
Internationally Renowned Activist working on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Environmental Justice in Native America
- Author of numerous books including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations and a novel, Last Standing Woman
- Executive Director of the Honor the Earth and founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project
Leader in the Field of Anti-Oppression Diversity Work and Alliance Building
- Known for his inspiring role in the award-winning race relations documentary, "The Color of Fear" and Co-author of the curriculum, Lessons from "The Color of Fear"
- Founder and Director of the Radical Resilience Institute
Award-Winning Sociologist, Historian, and Best-Selling Author
- Author of numerous books including Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America and Sundown Towns and his latest, Teaching What Really Happened
- Topics cover U.S. history, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law and social science
Political Organizer, Community Activist, and Speaker
- Political organizer and the Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
- Co-author of "The Black Book: Reflections from the Baltimore Grassroots"
Award-Winning Poet, Actor, Playwright and Educator
- Exposes White Privilege and the Theft of Native Land in his solo show Free Land
- Investigates the intersection of immigration and race in his newest play Amnesia
- Author of poetry book Searching For White Folk Soul
- Available for keynotes, performances, workshops and residencies
Author, Scholar and Journalist on Race, Human Rights and Electoral Politics
- Expert on comparative race relations, international human rights, social movements and electoral politics
- Author of several books, including the major work, The Black History of the White House
Labor economist, Author, Commentator
- Acclaimed media commentator on race, gender, culture and their economic impacts
- Served as 15th President of Bennett College for Women
- One of the country's most prominent female voices
Lecturer & Writer on White Privilege, Male Privilege and Equitable Curricula
- Author of the ground-breaking essay "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
- Founder of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum
Awarding Winning Performer, Oral Herstorian, Storyteller
- Addresses how race, gender and class play a role in the oppression of women, especially women of color
- Solo shows include Don't Speak My Mother's Name In Vain and Blues Women Don't Wear No Shoes
Lesbian Theologian, Scholar, Writer and Activist
- Popular religion columnist and Huffington Post blogger
- Sought-after speaker on race, religion, women's spirituality and gender issues.
Prolific Playwright, Poet, and Essayist
- One of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship
- Co-editor of the groundbreaking This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, among other books
Scholar-Activist in Civil Rights and Social Justice Struggles
- Played a prominent leadership role as a founder of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement
- Author of Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement and the forthcoming Decolonizing America: Toward Authentic Multiracial Democracy
A Leading Voice on Education Equity and the Achievement Gap
- Award-winning educator, activist and author
- Books include Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools and City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming The Promise of Public Education
Acclaimed Filipino Scholar and Writer
- Scholar and writer focusing on issues of immigration, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality
- Author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race and the forthcoming book, To Be Brown and Gay in L.A.
Performance Poet and Progressive Queer Artist-Activist
- Editor of the acclaimed book Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken World Revolution and author of several books of poetry and spoken word CDS
- Poetry slam champion and subject of award-winning documentary Left Lane: On the Road with Folk Poet Alix Olson
Organizer, Strategist, Writer, Activist
- National Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- Community engagement specialist in social change initiatives
- Co-creator Black millennial leadership projects AZ Black Voter Alliance and Black & Engaged
Award-winning Journalist, Author, and Child Advocate
- Author of the acclaimed and best-selling book, Spare The Kids: Why Whooping Children Won't Save Black America
- Writer and commentator on race, politics, pop culture, diversity in media and higher education, and child welfare issues
Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum
- Author of Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice
- Scholar, Writer and Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, Ferris State University
Education Theorist, Activist and Researcher
- Author of Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking)Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation
- Latino/a Student Success and Contemplative Education
- A leader in the field of college access and achievement
Women's Rights & Human Rights Leader
- Co-Author of the new first-of-its-kind primer, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
- Speaking out on Sexual Assault on Campus
- Achieving Reproductive Justice Through Human Rights
- Creator of the lecture series, "Appropriate Whiteness"
Native Writer and Attorney
- Author of Don't Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways) and How to Say I Love You in Indian
- Leading Native American social activist and columnist at Huffington Post and Indian Country Today
Renowned Writer, Poet, and Playwright
- Author of over 18 books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems
- A leading force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades
Award-Winning Transgender Diversity Educator, Activist and Actor
- First openly transgender actor to play a major role on daytime television (The Bold and the Beautiful)
- His engaging lectures, workshops, and performances explore gender identity and how to be an ally to transgender people, combining education, advocacy and entertainment
Leading Figure in the Racial Justice Movement
- President and Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and the Publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines
- Books include The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization and Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing
Acclaimed Playwright, Poet, Novelist, Performer
- Best know for her play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (1977), which won an Obie Award and received Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award nominations.
- Author of numerous works of fiction, plays, childrens' books and books of poetry
DISABILITY: Personal, Political, Cultural
- Widely recognized in the dance/ performance world, the hip-hop and urban arts movement, and the disabled artist community
- Numerous awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Award
Founding Director of SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice
- National leader engaging white people to work for racial justice and support the Movement for Black Lives
- Organizer and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial, gender and social justice for over 20 years.
Antirape Activist, Black Feminist Lesbian Cultural Worker, Writer
- Producer, writer, and director of the feature length documentary NO! (The Rape Documentary)
- Her published essays are featured in several anthologies and journals in the U.S. and abroad
Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- The Immigrant Rights Agenda, Racial Politics and Barack Obama
- Hands That Shape the World: Women and Global Migration
Academy-Award Nominated Documentary Filmmaker and Scholar
- Her work focuses on immigrant communities, race, gender and social justice
- Films include "Who Killed Vincent Chin?," "My America…or Honk if You Love Buddha" and "Calavera Highway"
- Founding professor of UC Santa Cruz's Social Documentation Program and professor in Asian American Studies at UCLA
Radical Self-Love and Body Empowerment Advocate
- Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology
- Award-winning Performance Poet
Leading Equity and Diversity Educator
- Well-known for his role in the award-winning documentary film "The Color of Fear"
- Co-author of the curriculum Lessons from "The Color of Fear" and the book No Boundaries: Unlearning Oppression and Building Multicultural Alliances and Making Allies
Spiritual Leader and Strategist for the Civil Rights Movement
- A Baptist Minister who worked as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Executive Staff
- Speaks on building a Civil Rights Movement for the 21st Century
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Actor and Activist
- Her writings explore her experiences following a disabling accident in 1998, including three years as a patient in Cuba
- Her powerful one-woman show, "Body Revolution," explores how she comes to terms with her permanent disability and the role that human solidarity plays in this journey.
Leading Public Intellectual, Writer and Social Critic
- Author of 19 books including "Race Matters," "Democracy Matters," and "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud"
- Frequent commentator on television and radio
Veteran Political Strategist and Social Justice Organizer
- Building Multi-Racial Unity: Racial Formation and Racial Justice
- Author of "The Battle Lines are Drawn: Right-wing Neo-Secession or a Third Reconstruction?"
One of the Country's Leading Anti-Racist Writers and Activists
- Author of Under the Affluence; White Like Me; Dear White America; and Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, among other titles
- Available for lectures, workshops and trainings
Professor of Economics, Author, Speaker & Founder of Democracy at Work
- His innovative ideas about economic democracy offer a rich critical analysis of corporate capitalism.
- His weekly radio show, Economic Update, is syndicated on over 70 radio stations nationwide.
- Founder of Democracy at Work.
Award-Winning Journalist and Scholar
- Author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People and co-author of My Country Versus Me
- One of the "most influential Asian Americans of the decade," her speech topics include "From Minority to Majority, Invisible to Envisioning"
Power, Politics and American Sports
- Author of A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play, among other books
- Host of XM satellite’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio