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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

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
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

Kevin Powell
Writer, Humanitarian, President of BK Nation
• #Ferguson. Missouri. America. Where Do We Go From Here?
• This Man’s Work: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
• The Leadership We Are Waiting For Is Us

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
• 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
One of the Country's Leading Anti-Racist Writers and Activists
• Author of Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, 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