Nkosi Nkululeko is a brilliant new poetic voice from Harlem, who’s carefully crafted works explodes when he delivers his passionate performances.
Commencement & Keynote
Dynamic and inspirational speakers for your commencement or keynote programs
Co-founder of FoodCorps, promoting food advocacy in youth, Award-winning documentary filmmaker of King Corn.
Astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award winning COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey. Taking you on a fantastic journey through our universe. Explore the Cosmos and beyond!
Award-winning filmmaker, scholar, and prominent film curator known for the documentaries FREE ANGELA And All Political Prisoners, and Chisolm ’72-Unbought and Unbossed.
Equal pay for equal work! Crusader for women’s rights in the workplace and namesake of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.
Legendary icon — singer, activist, scholar, artist — inspires audiences with a moving and memorable mixture of song and spoken word.
Known to millions as a children’s entertainer, Raffi believes that the key to building a humane and sustainable world lies in how we treat our children, a philosophy he calls Child Honouring.
New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, and shares lessons about decision-making, goal attainment, and resilience.
Internationally renown anti-fracking activist and biologist, Steingraber reveals the harm unsafe chemicals in our environment have on our health…and our children’s health
Nationally acclaimed LGBT leader, attorney, community organizer throughout her entire professional career. She offers an insightful analysis of the gay rights movement, past and future.
Community organizer who advocates speaking truth to power and power to youth, Tubbs, born to a teen mother and an incarcerated father, has become the youngest mayor in Stockton, CA history!
An award–winning, thought provoking writer, hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America”.
An award-winning researcher, teacher, and communicator, Strogatz enjoys sharing the beauty of math though his books, essays, and public lectures. Author of The Joy of X
Called “the Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Bullard has been the leading voice against environmental racism for decades, including the recent Flint water crisis.
What will the next new virus look like? Will it be drug-resistant? Where will it happen next? These are the questions Sonia Shah addresses in her newest book, Pandemic.
Visionary CEO of Mars One, Bas intends to create permanent human settlement on Mars in 2027. Gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit, Bas inspires audiences to dream big!
Pulitzer Prize winner for The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Rhodes has written two other critically acclaimed books on nuclear warfare.