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Programs for Younger Audiences

Amer F. Ahmed
Acclaimed Diversity Scholar Examining Islamophobia
• Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking down the Barriers
• Hip Hop Activism and Pedagogy Within Multicultural and Academic Arenas

Antwi Akom
Award Winning Educator, Scholar and Writer
• A Leading Expert on the Green Economy, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), and Climate Change
• Greening the Globe: Environmental Health, Educational Equity, and Social Justice
• Revolutionary Urbanism: Race, Climate Justice, and the Politics of Pollution in Cities and Schools
Ana Marνa Alvarez
Founding Artistic Director of the Acclaimed Urban-Latin Dance Theater Company Contra-Tiempo
• Salsa, Resistance and Embracing Difference: How Salsa can Transform the World
• Dancing and Living "In Between": Latina in America
damali ayo
Author, Visual and Performance Artist
• You Can Fix Racism: Ten Easy Ways to Build a Better Community
• Becoming Multiracial: The Lies in My Mirror and Facing the Real Me
• Creative Activism: The Art of Social Change
• Author of the best selling book How to Rent a Negro and Obamistan! Land without Racism: Your guide to the New America

Michael Benitez Jr.
Scholar & Speaker on Empowerment, Leadership and Education
• Building Sustained Cross- and Intercultural Unity and Dialogue
• Integrating multifaceted pedagogies, scholarly inquiry, and personal experience to provide multi-context and multi-issue frameworks for empowerment and transformation in education.
Mohammed Bilal
Diversity Educator, Actor, Musician & Poet
• Facilitator of over 300 diversity presentations/workshops worldwide
• Former castmember of MTV's The Real World San Francisco
Peter Bratt
Acclaimed Director, Screenwriter and Producer
• Award-winning Films include "La Mission" and "Follow Me Home"
• Longtime Native Activist and Community Advocate
Brave New Voices on Tour
...because the next generation can speak for itself.
• Includes some of the brightest young performance poets nationwide
• These voices of 21st Century America transcend race, class, gender, orientation, and red state/blue state politics to show us what the next generation of leaders looks and sounds like

Shakti Butler
Racial Equity Educator and Filmmaker,
• Producer & Director of "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" and "The Way Home"
• Building sustainable communities through equity and social justice
Ivan Coyote
One of North America's Leading Queer Performers, Writers, and Storytellers
• Award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films and three CDs
• Proud trans person whose presentations and writings grapple with issues of gender identity as well as family, class, social justice and queer liberation

Chris Crass
Anti-Racist, Feminist Writer and Educator
• Writings and lectures on anti-racist work in white communities, feminist work with men, and bringing women of color feminism into the heart of social movements
• Author of Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy
Family Diversity Exhibits
Traveling Photo-Text Exhibits for Diversity Education
• LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families
• NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness in the Family
•IN OUR FAMILY: Portraits of All Kinds of Families
Jacqueline Elena Featherston
Acclaimed Writer, Educator and Visionary
• Works include the book Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity and the film "Alice Walker: Visions of the Spirit"
• Weaving Change: Equity and Social Justice Transforming Culture across Differences

Tanya Fields
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
• Environmental justice leader and educator
Aisha Fukushima
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
Lakota Harden
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
Dolores Huerta
Legendary Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist
• Co-Founder and Leader of the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cιsar Chavez
• Recipient, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S.' highest civilian award
Ericka Huggins
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
Andrew Jolivette
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

Marc Bamuthi Joseph
A Leading Voice in Performance and Arts Education
• National Poetry Slam champion, 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"
Frances Kendall
Consultant and Author on Diversity, White Privilege and Organizational Change
• Author of Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race and Diversity in the Classroom
• Over thirty-five years experience in helping organizations and institutions address diversity and create change
Paul Kivel
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
Victor Lewis
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
Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez
Two of the Men from "The Color of Fear," the Breakthrough Film about Race Relations
• Co-authors of the curriculum, Lessons from "The Color of Fear"
• Offer engaging workshops and presentations based on the film and moving beyond "The Color of Fear"
James W. Loewen
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
Ariel Luckey
Hip Hop Theater Artist, Poet, and Educator
• Exposes White Privilege and the Theft of Native Land through his solo show "Free Land: A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild Wild West"
• Director of the Free Land Project, which produces dynamic hip hop theater, keynotes, workshops, forums and cultural events

Shola Lynch
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
• Films include "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" and "CHISHOLM ’72 Unbought & Unbossed"
Peggy McIntosh
Lecturer & Writer on White Privilege, Male Privilege and Equitable Curricula
• Author of the ground-breaking essay "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
•Founder and co-director of the National SEED(Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum
Reanae McNeal
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
Jeb Middlebrook
Antiracist Activism and Multiracial Movement-Making
• Academic, artist, and activist who addresses topics of race, social movements, and popular culture.
• Director of the Solidarity Institute and Author of Prison Music: Containment, Escape, and the Sound of America

Alix Olson
Folk 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

Sofνa Quintero (aka Black Artemis)
Novelist, Filmmaker & Social Justice Activist
• Author of the hip hop novels Explicit Content and Picture Me Rollin’ and the "chica-lit" novel Divas Don't Yield
• Co-founder of Chica Luna Productions
Michael Reyes
Spoken Word Poet, Performer and Educator
• Engaging educational presentations interweave history, current events and live performance
• Featured in the film "Urban Poet," his latest book is We Are and his poetry CD is My Voice

Gyasi Ross
Writer, Lawyer and Activist
- Author of Don't Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways)and How to Say I Love You in Indian
- Leading Native American social activist
Loretta J. Ross
Women's Rights & Human Rights Leader
• Speaking out on Sexual Assault on Campus
• Achieving Reproductive Justice Through Human Rights
• Creator of the lecture series, "Appropriate Whiteness"

Scott Turner Schofield
Award-Winning Transgender Diversity Educator, Author, Activist and Playwright
Workshops/Presentations include:
• Inviting In, Not Coming Out
• Gender Self Esteem
Molly Secours
Writer & Filmmaker for Racial Equity and Social Justice
• Writer, filmmaker, and speaker who focuses on racial and social justice.
• A leading voice on white privilege and inequities in health care, education and the criminal justice system.

Bill Shannon
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
Hugh Vasquez
Top Diversity Educator and Consultant
• 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
M. Teresa Walsh
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Actor and Activist
• Her writings explore her experiences following a disabling accident in 1998, including three years as a patient in Cuba
• Her powerful one-woman show, "Body Revolution," explores how she comes to terms with her permanent disability and the role that human solidarity plays in this journey.
Tim Wise
Leading Anti-Racist Writer and Educator
• Author of six books including White Like Me, Dear White America and Colorblind, among other titles
• Available for lectures, workshops and trainings
B. Yung
One of the Country's Leading Spoken Word Artists
• Spoken Word Artist, Author and Lyricist
• Cutting-Edge Innovator in Spoken Word Movement