An American proponent of sustainability and critic of excessive consumerism, she is most known for her animated film The Story of Stuff about the life-cycle of material goods
Civic Engagement & Social Justice
Programs with messages for civil rights, human rights, social justice, and civic engagement
Visionary songwriter, performer, author and champion for child advocacy -- Raffi believes passionately that the key to building a humane and sustainable world lies in how we regard and treat our young children, a philosophy he calls Child Honouring
Called "the Father of Environmental Justice," Dr. Bullard has been the leading voice against environmental racism -- as well as the foremost scholar of environmental justice since the Movement began in the '80s. A truly tireless human rights activist.
Uncompromising and impassioned author, activist and founder of the popular website Feministing.com -- encourages both women and men to see why feminism still matters
Ecologist, author, and the voice of anti-fracking -- linking environmental factors, human rights and health.
The courageous woman whose discrimination battle inspired the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act; An Advocate and voice for equal pay for women
President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of Colorlines Magazine
Legendary icon -- singer, activist, scholar, artist -- inspires audiences with a moving and memorable mixture of song and spoken word
Award-winning climate scientist and central figure in the debate over climate change
Legendary writer and National Book Award-winner for Middle Passage, prolific philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, scholar and political cartoonist!
Internationally-renowned human rights activist, community organizer, and musician -- inspires change through his incredible stories of surviving the Cambodian Khmer Rouge genocide
History of marriage and family scholar who lifts the veil on American values.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Award Winning Immersion Journalism Author crossing cultural boundaries through a participatory approach.
Born in Beijing, educated in the West, journalist and author Jianying Zha brings unique insight into the rapid changes and movement in Chinese culture, politics, and economics as the country enters the 21st century
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) is President of The Morning Star Institute in Washington, DC, and a poet, writer, curator, lecturer and policy advocate, who has helped Native Peoples protect sacred places and recover more than one million acres of land.
Comedian and Actress, Diana Yanez tells a powerful, fantastically funny personal account of growing up Cuban, Catholic, and closeted in Miami!
Biologist, Adventurer, Deep Sea Explorer, Innovator & Inventor, who -- through her organization ORCA -- is changing the nature of aquatic conservation!
From Censorship In The Arts to Do The Beatles Still Matter? -- web producer, campus speaker, music critic, and pianist Tim Riley brings an incisive critical perspective to the underlying class, race, and sexual orientation themes of the free speech debate, especially music censorship.