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Womanist Scholar-Activist on the Front Lines of Social Justice Struggles
- Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles
- Award-winning community advocate and leader of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter
- Writer, radio host and regular commentator in 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
Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Port of Mokha Coffee Company
- Historian, community organizer, and coffee innovator
- Subject of Dave Eggers’ best-selling book, The Monk of Mokha, which traces his journey as a social entrepreneur and his harrowing escape from war-torn Yemen with his first coffee samples
- As community organizer, worked on programs and initiatives involving Yemeni, Muslim and Arab Communities
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
Diversity Educator, Musician & Poet
- Facilitator of over 450 diversity presentations and workshops worldwide
- Managing Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford University
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
Expert on Race, Whiteness, and Ethnic Studies
- His lectures, keynote addresses, and trainings focus on challenging racism/whiteness, working through 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.
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
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 and music production, poetry, and spoken word
- Focus of the award-winning documentary on his life and work, Performing Girl
Award Winning Writer, Scholar, and Storyteller
- Presentations explore themes that include gender, sexuality, body size/shame, gender, race and wealth/income, 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
- 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
Pro-Black Organizer Innovating Gen Z's Approach to Political Theory and Discourse
- Activism in a Digital Age
- Capitalism and Black Liberation
- Addressing Issues Related to Race, Gender, and Social Class Within the U.S. Historical and Political Framework, and in the Classroom
- Documentary Filmmaker for Human Rights and the Global Climate Crisis
Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author
- Featured on NPR and MSNBC, Professor Dyson melds scholarly insight with contemporary culture and examines civil rights and race relations.
- Author of numerous books including his latest, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America
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
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.
GenZ Activist. Feminist. Badass. Future POTUS.
- Founder of @GenZGirlGang
- Named Teen Vogue 21 under 21
- Received Planned Parenthood Catalyst for Change Award
- Focused on issues of feminism, youth leadership and civic engagement, sex education, and homelessness.
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
Activist, Musician, and Influencer Celebrating the Female Voice
- Former drummer for the artist M.I.A., named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Music Class of 2019
- Free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon and outspoken advocate for affordable and safe menstrual care for women and girls around the globe
- Speaker and performer on themes of empowerment, modern gender equality, and wellness
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 Scholar
- Presentations explore the Intersections of Queer Justice & Anti-Racism and Dismantling White Supremacy, among other topics
- Author of Activist Theology, a book that bridges the gap between academia and activism, bringing the wisdom of the streets to the work of scholarship
- 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
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
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
- Former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University
Lesbian Theologian, Scholar, Writer, and Activist
- Co-host of the podcast, "All Rev'd Up" on Boston Public Radio WGBH
- Popular religion columnist. media commentator, 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.
Emerging Youth Leader and LGBTQ+ Advocate
- As a gay teenager, her story of perseverance in the face of adversity captured national headlines
- Named one of of the 2018 OUT100 by Out Magazine
- Founder and President of Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Foundation
- Youth Ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign
Political Leader and Trailblazer
- County Commissioner in Georgia, part of a new wave of young women of color entering politics nationwide
- Openly queer, hip hop artist (Linqua Franqa), and PhD candidate in linguistics
- Community organizer dedicated to transformative politics and civic engagement
Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Child Advocate
- Author of Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America
- With more than 10 years experience, one of the leading voices on race and corporal punishment, the foster care and school-to-prison pipelines, Adverse Childhood Experiences, race and the media, and racism in higher education
- Other books include That Mean Old Yesterday and the forthcoming Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children and Teenagers in America, 1880-1970
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 Admissions Professional
- Speaks and writes about Indigenous rights issues, college admissions, and greater Native presence in media and higher education
- 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
- 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"
- Author of the poetry collection, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…
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"
Popular CNN Political Commentator and NPR Political Analyst
- Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, where she advocates for economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement among young professionals
- Served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress
- Regularly featured in Marie Claire, Ebony, and The Washington Post, with appearances on BET, HBO, and HuffPost Live
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
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
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
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
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
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, Writer, and Social Justice Organizer
- Author of Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction: Essays on Theory, History, & Strategy
- Social justice organizer, activist, and writer for five decades
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 popular 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 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"