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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
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
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
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.
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
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…
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