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Commencement & Keynote
Dynamic and inspirational speakers for your commencement or keynote programs
National Book Award winner for Middle Passage, Charles Johnson has also written the novels Oxherding Tale, Dreamer, and Faith and the Good Thing.
For many, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts is The Franklin Institute. Pitts teaches us to look up and wonder about what we see up there. His motto: “Eat, breathe, do science. Sleep later.”
Author of Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and former Justice Department official.
Pulitzer Prize winning Latin American journalist, and international authority on the growing dominance of Latin America in the global economy.
Hernandez writes about the intersections of gender, race, and feminism, and the media representations of women of color, most recently in her memoir A Cup Of Water Under My Bed
Original Civil Rights Movement Freedom Singer – Civil and Human Rights Activist. President and founder of Community Projects, Inc.
Internationally acclaimed activist and advocate for immigrants, founder of Border Angels, he brings to the forefront stories of those often forgotten in this fight for social justice.
President of The Morning Star Institute. Poet, writer, lecturer and policy advocate, who has helped Native Peoples protect sacred places and recover more than one million acres of land.
Organized crime reporter Moldea has covered the widespread impact of “the mob” on business, the entertainment industry, government, and sports for many years, and survived at least one contract on his life.
Part of the IPCC team that won the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Mann is an award-winning climate scientist and central figure in the debate over climate change.
Jim Lucas travels nationwide, delivering hundreds of performances of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop and other works in a dramatic one-man show.
Cult movie icon (Evil Dead), Bruce offers a humorous look at his career and experience in Hollywood. Or, bring Bruce’s new game show, LAST FAN STANDING, to your next event!
Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the Treetops” by the Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of rainforest canopy ecology.
Annie is the Executive Director for Greenpeace USA and is best known for her documentary The Story of Stuff. She is a lifelong proponent of sustainability and critic of excessive consumerism.
A true 21st century media personality, Jonathan Leiberman has effectively straddled the platforms of TV, radio, and online and print media to search for justice for victims of crimes and their families.
Part of the Nobel-Award winning research team on “cosmic expansion” — takes his audience inside the world of dark energy, exploding stars, and the accelerating universe.