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Womanist Scholar-Activist on the Front Lines of Social Justice Struggles
- Award-winning community advocate and leader of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter
- Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles
- Writer, radio host and regular commentator on national media outlets
Institutional Diversity Strategist, Trainer, and Facilitator
- Intercultural Leadership Development
- Faculty Development and Inclusive Teaching
- Bridging Global Education with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Islam and Supporting Muslim Students; Addressing Islamophobia
- Hip Hop Pedagogy Within Multicultural and Academic Arenas
Actress, DEI Activist, Film Director/Producer
- Beloved actress whose iconic roles include Maxine Shaw (LIVING SINGLE), Detective Latoya (GET OUT), and Cousin Pam (THE COSBY SHOW) , among countless others
- Trailblazing activist working to bring greater equity, inclusion, and diverse representation to both media and electoral politics
- Film director (THE BIG PAYBACK) and producer (the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Best Documentary, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE)
- A critical thought-leader on racial and gender equity and leadership
Award-winning Film Director and Writer
- Offers post-screening discussions and engaging keynotes that explore race, Islam and media
- Award-winning fillmaker of MOOZ-lum
- His latest film, A Boy, A Girl, A Dream, is set against the backdrop of the 2016 elections, when two people meet and challenge each other about their broken dreams.
Educator, Lawyer and Author on Racial Justice and White Privilege
- Author of Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today
- Racial justice educator for over 20 years, challenging the dominant conception of race and promoting diversity, equity, and belonging
Acclaimed Activist-Scholar, Educator, and Practitioner
- Extensive experience in diversity issues in higher education including social justice education, leadership, intersectionality and identity development, race and ethnic relations, knowledge production, postcolonial thought and critical race theory, and critical pedagogy and practice in higher education.
- Writer on student identity, hip hop culture, cultural centers, cultural and ethnic studies, institutional research and campus climates, and supporting faculty of color
Disability Justice Leader, Artist, and Activist
- Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice-based performance project
- Widely recognized for their work to establish the framework and practice of disability justice which centers intersectionality and the ways diverse systems of oppression amplify and reinforce one another
- Trained in clinical psychology, focusing on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and state violence
Diversity Educator, Musician, & Poet
- Facilitator of hundreds of diversity presentations and workshops worldwide
- Associate Dean and Director of the Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication at Stanford University
- Acclaimed Poet, Filmmaker, and Music Producer
Trans Icon, Author, and 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 and gender,
Award-winning Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
- Director-writer of the award-winning feature-length documentary, "Dolores"
- Other Award-winning Films include "Follow Me Home" and "La Mission"
- Longtime Native and Latinx Activist and Community Advocate
Visionary Filmaker and Racial Equity Educator
- Producer and Director of five documentaries that foster healing, equity and a more sustainable future
- Through multi-media, dialogue, case studies, and other participatory methods, she helps deepen the national conversation on race
- Founder and President Emeritus of World Trust Educational Services, Inc., a non-profit transformative educational organization
Expert on Race, Whiteness, and Ethnic Studies
- Presentations focus on challenging racism/whiteness, unconscious bias, creating inclusive college campuses, and the expansion of ethnic studies programs
- Author of the book, White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of "Post-Racial" Higher Education, winner of the 2019 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
- Served as expert witness in the Tucson Unified Mexican American Studies case (Arce v. Douglas), the highest-profile ethnic studies case in the country’s history.
The State Legislator Shaking Up Georgia Politics
- Recently arrested as GA Governor Kemp signed the voting suppression bill into law
- One of 5 LGBTQ+ Georgia State Representatives, a founding member of the Equality Caucus, and at age 29, the youngest-serving member of the Georgia Legislature
- Her legislative efforts focus on education, jobs, and health care and protection for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens - women and children, the elderly, and the LGBTQ+ community
Award-Winning Historian, Author, and Professor
- Author of the award-winning book, Asian American Histories of the United States (Beacon Press 2022)
- Other books are Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History and Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America
- Highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on her books and topics such as anti-Asian hate and violence, Asian American histories, racism and misogyny, among others
- Professor of Ethnic Studies and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice for UC Berkeley's Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society
Award-Winning Black-Puerto Rican Scholar-Activist, Political and Cultural Commentator
- Leading scholar on issues of Afro-Latinx identity, Black and Latinx liberation movements, police violence, colonialism, hip-hop feminism, and third-party politics
- Independent journalist and associate producer on the Oscar-winning film, Judas and the Black Messiah
- Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate
Educator & Author on Racism and White Engagement in Racial Justice Work
- 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 students and faculty to become effective allies for justice, move past guilt and confusion, and act with love and courage
Queer/Transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American Performer, Writer, Comedian, Activist
- Keynote speaker and performer focused on social justice, queer/trans issues, immigration, family, and art
- Work includes stand-up comedy, solo theater, plays, films , television, and spoken word
- 2021 USC Annenberg Civic Media Fellow, recipient of the 2021 CTG Sherwood Award for Theater, and 2020 Center for Cultural Performance Artist Disruptor Fellow
Award Winning Writer, Scholar, and Storyteller
- Presentations explore themes that include gender, sexuality, body size/shame, gender, race and wealth/income, difficult conversations, among others.
- Decades of experience entertaining people with complex yet accessible messages about the human experience, the body in culture, and the ways we co-create our culture.
- Author of Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old, the novel, The Daddies, and the poetry collection, Love and Errors.
Leading National Voice on Restorative Justice
- Founding Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)
- Long-time social justice activist, Civil Rights attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge.
- Author of The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Justice, and U.S. Social Transformation
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
- Explores the intersections of race, gender, socio-economic status, and climate justice
- Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program, teaching poetry, spoken word, and hip hop at the University of California, Berkeley
- Author of several novels for adults, young adults, and children that examine racial and social identity and its connection to climate justice.
Educator, Activist, and Founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum
- The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture
- Named "100 Men of Distinction" by Black Enterprise
Human Rights Attorney, Author and Scholar
- Human rights attorney and Assistant Professor of International Human Rights Law
- Author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019)
- Important voice for Palestinians in the United States and Middle East
Transqueer Latinx Activist Scholar
- Presentations explore the Intersections of Queer Justice & Anti-Racism and Dismantling White Supremacy, among other topics
- His latest book is Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation which takes a critical look at which bodies count in this country and offers a vision for an embodied, inclusive democracy
- Founder of the Activist Theology Project and Visiting Scholar at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Visiting Professor at Duke University Divinity School
- Named One of 10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018 by the Center for American Progress
Traveling Photo-Text Exhibits for Diversity Education
- Eight 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.
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
Award-Winning Educator and Leading Voice on Education Equity
- Co-editor of the books, Black Lives Matter at School and Teaching for Black Lives and author of the forthcoming book, Teach Truth: The Attack on Critical Race Theory and The Struggle for Antiracist Education
- One of the leading educators in the Black Lives Matter at School movement, editor for Rethinking Schools magazine, and organizer with Social Equity Educators (SEE)
- Winner of the national “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” award and the “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, among other honors
Acclaimed Orator, Community Organizer, Diversity Trainer
- Veteran activist and award-winning community leader 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 BET News and the Coffee & Books podcast
- Author of six books including the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity
- An award-winning journalist with numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
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
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 Advisor at Building Movement Project and curator of Solidarity Is
- Creator of the framework, Mapping Our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem
- Former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Accomplished Educator, Writer and Social/Cultural Critic
- His scholarship examines Native American, Indigenous, Creole, Black, Latinx, Queer, Mixed-Race, and Comparative Critical Ethnic Studies
- Author of nine books including Cultural Representation in Native America, Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community and Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity
- Professor and Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego as well as the inaugural founding Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies
A Leading Voice in Performance and Arts Education
- Spoken Word performer, Broadway veteran, dancer/choreographer and environmental justice advocate
- Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
- Recipient of the U.S. Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists"
Immigration Activist and Undocumented and Black DACA recipient
- One of the leading activists and advocates for the representation of Undocumented and Black immigrants within the mainstream immigrant narrative
- Former Communications Coordinator for for the UndocuBlack Network
- California Ambassador for the United State of Women
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
- Author of Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present (Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press)
Acclaimed Cartoonist, Social Activist, Educator
- One of the funniest and most highly-regarded cartoonists in the United States
- His life and cartoons are the inspiration for the Hulu-streaming-series, "Woke"
- Creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles
- Presents on racial illiteracy, police brutality, Black history, media, and the importance of social activism
Indigenous Environmental Justice Organizer and Leader
- One of the world’s most tireless and charismatic leaders working on issues of sustainable development, climate change, Indigenous rights, local food systems, grass-roots organizing, and alternative sources of energy
- Author of numerous books including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations, and her latest, To Be a Water Protector: Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers
- Co-founder of Honor the Earth and founder of Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, working to help communities produce materials for a restorative and regenerative economy
Community Lawyer, Educator & Organizer who connects Disability Justice to all Social Justice Movements
- Co-Founder and Volunteer Director of HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities);
- Creator of the only national database of imprisoned deaf people and fights alongside hundreds of disabled defendants, incarcerated & formerly incarcerated people;
- Writing, lectures, training and advocacy highlight and address the inextricable links between racism, classism, ableism and all forms of structural and systemic inequity;
- Works to correct and prevent wrongful convictions of disabled people.
Scholar, Historian, and Filmmaker
- Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota
- Presentations explore Native student retention and success in higher education, cultural appropriation and Native American-themed mascots, decolonizing work in higher education, Lakota and Dakota music, and Native American Vietnam veterans
- Co-Director of the award-winning film, "More Than a Word," a documentarary about Native American-themed mascots
Disability Justice Educator, Activist, and "Glamputee"
- Engaging workshops and lectures foster empathy and are grounded in cultural humility and intersectionality
- Synthesizes his lived experience with professional insight to educate others on how to adopt a disability justice framework
- M.S in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and named Graduate Student of the Year from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education
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
- Promotes social change, advances cross-cultural understanding, and cultivates reparative and restorative justice
Cultural Worker and Educator Addressing Black Feminist Queer Futures
- Political educator deeply influenced by the Black Radical Tradition that expands understanding of Black identity, history and liberation
- Creator of educational experiences that bridge music and visual art
- Gen-Z presenter centering the work of Black girls, women, and femmes
Physician, Psychiatrist, and Sociologist Focusing on Guns, Race, Gender, and Healthcare
- Expert on guns in America, healthcare politics, mental illness/mental health, and race, gender and social justice in healthcare
- Author of the groundbreaking best-seller, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, winner of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
- Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University
More than mascots. More than stereotypes.
- A powerful documentary about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington football team.
- Film showing accompanied by one or both of the filmmakers for lively post-screening discussion/Q & A
A Leading Voice on Education Equity
- 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
- Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of 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 his latest book, To Be Brown and Gay in L.A.
Political Leader and Trailblazer
- Organizer with Raise Up the South, the Southern arm of Fight for $15 and a Union
- Former County Commissioner in Georgia, part of a new wave of young people of color entering politics nationwide
- Openly queer, hip hop artist (stage name Linqua Franqa) and co-host of Waiting on Reparations, an iHeart radio show on hip hop and politics
- Holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Georgia where they taught in the Department of Language and Literacy Education
Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Child Advocate
- Award-winning author, scholar, and journalist who speaks and writes about race, politics, pop culture, child welfare issues, diversity in media and higher education, implicit bias, and other racial justice topics
- Expert on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy that helps educators support student mental health
- Author of the forthcoming book Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children and Teenagers in America, 1880-1968, That Mean Old Yesterday (a memoir), and Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America
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
Activist, Writer and College Professional
- Speaks and writes about Indigenous rights issues and greater Native presence in media and higher education.
- Director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota
- Author of the policy paper, Beyond the Land Acknowledgement: College “LAND BACK” or Free Tuition for Native Students
- Elected member of Harvard University's Board of Overseers
- Founder of Natives In America, an online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth.
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
Nationally Acclaimed Queer Poet and Speaker
- A leading voice in contemporary poetry and an important advocate for social justice.
- Reyes' talent has earned him numerous accolades, including being named a Lambda Literary Fellow and the recipient of the UndocuPoets Fellowship.
- Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes draws inspiration from his personal experiences as an immigrant and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
Women's Rights & Human Rights Leader
- Co-Author of three books including Reproductive Justice: An Introduction and author of the forthcoming, Calling In the Calling Out Culture
- Teaches college courses on on white supremacy, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture.
- Award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women's rights, reproductive justice, and human rights.
- Creator of the lecture series, "Appropriate Whiteness"
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
Changing the Culture of Complacency
- Diversity, Inclusion, Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainers, Educators, and Content Creators
- Racial Justice Education and Training
- Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice Education and Advocacy
- Arts-Based Approaches with experience in film, TV, radio and theater
Antirape Activist, Black Feminist Lesbian Cultural Worker, Writer
- Editor of the leading-edge anthology, “love WITH accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse"
- 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
Nationally-Recognized Education Expert and Innovator
- University Administrator with real results in transforming graduation rates, increasing college enrollment, charting pathways for student success, and supporting campus leaders to address institutional disparities
- Innovative advocate for educational diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
- Engaging speaker on the importance of education, African American history, leadership, and the challenges facing students, faculty, and staff of color
- Host of the "Get UnComfortable" podcast, that focuses on politics, religion, and race
Academy-Award Nominated Documentary Filmmaker and Scholar
- Award-winning filmmaker whose works focus 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"
- Her latest project - “Asian Americans,” a ground-breaking 5-hour docuseries about the Asian American experience through the lens of immigration, race, empire, identity, and culture
- Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA where she is director of the Center for EthnoCommunications and holds an endowed chair in Japanese American studies
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
- Nationally-recognized equity and diversity educator and consultant on creating healthy muliticultural environments
- 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
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
One of the Country's Leading Anti-Racist Authors and Educators
- Author of nine books including his latest, Dispatches from the Race War and his acclaimed memoir, White Like Me, among other titles
- Regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and MSNBC with appearances on hundreds of other radio and television programs
- 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 the recently-released book, Last Boat out of Shanghai:
- One of the "most influential Asian Americans of the decade," her speech topics include "From Minority to Majority, Invisible to Envisioning"