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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 , 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
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
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 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
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
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