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Speak Out works with people on campuses around the country who provide consultations on our programs and campaigns, helping us improve and expand our efforts nationwide.

- Festus Addo, Director of Black Programs, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM

- Amer Ahmed, Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

- Deirdre Almeida, Director of American Indian Studies, Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA

- Ricardo Ariza, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University, Omaha NE

- Michael Benitez Jr., Director, Office of Intercultural Development, Lafayette College, Easton PA

- Maria Camilon Price, Coordinator for Activities and Organizations, Pierce College, Lakewood WA

- Liz Chareskin, undergraduate student (English major), Central Florida University, Orlando FL

- Eric Eingold, graduate student, The New College, New York NY

- Yana Garcia, law student, Northeastern University, Boston MA

- Melody Gee, English professor, Southwestern Illinois College, Red Bud IL

- Terrence Mitchell, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity, Alleghany College, Meadville PA

- Amalia Mesa-Gustin, undergraduate student, University of California, Los Angeles CA

- Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Director, Office of Cultural Diversity, University of Minnesota, Duluth MN

- Sara C. Sutler-Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue WA

- Denise Witzig, Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga CA


This body is made up of community leaders as well as scholars and activists who are members of Speak Out's national network.

- Chip Berlet, senior analyst, Political Research Associates
- Mohammed Bilal, diversity activist and poet
- Phil Hutchings, veteran civil rights organizer and community activist
- Linda Lucero, Executive Director/Artistic Director, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
- Loretta Ross, Executive Director, SisterSong Reproductive Rights Network
- Ned Schaub, Ned Schaub Consulting - Social Change Strategy
- Hugh Vasquez, Senior Associate, National Equity Project
- Rev. C.T. Vivian, legendary civil rights leader 
- Tim Wise, leading anti-racism activist and author