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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
Award-winning Film Director and Writer
- Post-screening discussions and engaging keynotes that explore race, Islam and media
- His forthcoming film, A Boy, A Girl, A Dream, was just selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
- Award-winning fillmaker of Destined and MOOZ-lum
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, equity and inclusion, intercultural development, identity formation, race and ethnic relations, youth and leadership development, student success, and critical pedagogy and praxis, among others
- Writer on student identity, hip hop culture, cultural centers, cultural and ethnic studies, institutional research and campus climates, and supporting faculty of color
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
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 "La Mission" and "Follow Me Home"
- Longtime Native Activist and Community Advocate
Racial Equity Educator and Filmmaker
- Producer & Director of "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible," "Healing Justice," "Light in the Shadows," and "The Way Home"
- Building sustainable communities through equity and social justice
National Director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
- Strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation
- Her first book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement, will be released Fall 2018 on Beacon Press.
Linguist, Philosopher, and Author
- Author several dozen books on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy
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
Award Winning Performance Artist, Speaker, and Scholar
- Named by Campus Pride as one of 25 top LGBTQ speakers and performers on college campuses
- Award-winning solo shows and presentations explore LGBTQ issues, Women's Lives, Body Diversity, and Social Justice
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?
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.
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.
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
Intercultural Specialist, Author, Speaker
- Presentations and workshops focus on building cross-cultural relations, and effective and passionate leaders with broad perspectives to become agents of change
- Tenured Faculty and Campus Interfaith Strategist at Cal Lutheran, and visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA
Award-Winning Educator and Leading Voice on Education Equity
- Co-editor of the new book, Teaching for Black Lives, and editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.
- 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
- 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)
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
Transqueer Latinx Activist Theologian
- Named One of 10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018 by Center for American Progress
- Presentations explore the Intersections of Queer Justice & Anti-Racism, Gender Justice as Human Rights Work, and Dismantling White Supremacy, among other topics
- Director of Public Theology Initiatives at Faith Matters Network and Visiting Scholar at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School
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 performer, 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"
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" and featured in the HBO documentary, "Baltimore Rising"
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
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 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
- Former National Organizer with the 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 Commentator
- Writer and commentator on race, politics, pop culture, diversity in media and higher education, and child welfare issues
- Through workshops, keynotes, and multi-media presentations, Dr. Patton blends the power of her personal narrative with her expert knowledge of the history of slavery and American race relations
- Author of the acclaimed, best-selling book, Spare The Kids: Why Whooping 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
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
- Part of a new generation of young undocumented artists, his voice shines light on issues affecting queer immigrant youth and disenfranchised communities in the U.S.
- The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World"
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"
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
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
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 Donald Trump
- 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
A Powerful Documentary on the Roots of America's Racial Conflicts
- The film explores the legacy of slavery and the untold stories that reveal how the sins of yesterday feed modern prejudice.
- Producer, Director, Writer Frances Causey is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker.
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
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 Writers and Educators
- Author of Under the Affluence; White Like Me; Dear White America; and Colorblind, among other titles
- Host of the new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise
- 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