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Popular Diversity Speakers on Race & Heritage

Diversity speakers are passionate about raising awareness for social justice issues and fundamental human rights, including LGBTQ+ rights, race and diversity, gender equality, and mental and physical disabilities. The inspiring keynote speakers featured in this category are role models for future generations, pioneering a path for social change. These business leaders, celebrities, bestselling authors, human rights activists, and political speakers come from diverse backgrounds and industries, and use their knowledge and unique life experiences to advocate for social justice, equality, and inclusion. Besides inspirational speakers who can educate and motivate global audiences at important awareness events such as Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, and Pride Month, these diverse voices are innovative business speakers at conferences, powerful college speakers on university campuses, and passionate political speakers across a variety of platforms and stages.

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Charlene Carruthers

Social Justice Activist, Community Organizer & Founder of BYP100

Chella Man
(2 ratings)

Transgender Model, Activist & Artist

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Jessica Williams

Actress, Comedian, Former Correspondent on "The Daily Show" & Co-Host of the "2 Dope Queens" Podcast

Janet Mock
(1 rating)

Author, Feminist, Transgender Rights Activist, TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs

Ijeoma Oluo
(7 ratings)

Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Tamika D. Mallory
(3 ratings)

Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist

Shane Ortega
(11 ratings)

The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

Jason Collins
(2 ratings)

First Openly Gay Player In Major League Sports; Retired NBA Player; Equality Advocate

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBTQ+ Rights Political Activist

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
(3 ratings)

Actress & Singer; Known for "Pose"; HIV Awareness Advocate

Kimberlé Crenshaw
(4 ratings)

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Ellen McGirt
(4 ratings)

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist

Geena Rocero
(8 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

LZ Granderson
(1 rating)

CNN & ESPN Columnist; Celebrated Voice on Sports, Race & Gay Rights

Alex Newell
(2 ratings)

Grammy Award-Winning Actor & Singer Known for "Glee"

Amandla Stenberg

Actor, Singer & Activist Known for "The Hate U Give," "The Hunger Games" & "Everything, Everything"

Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

Nikki Giovanni
(12 ratings)

Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Angela Davis
(6 ratings)

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

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