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Race Issues Speakers

Keynote Speakers Addressing Race Issues

Generations of civil rights activism has led to important legal, political, and social progress, but race relations in the U.S. remains more vital than ever. Addressing persisting race issues in education, housing, the racial wealth gap, and the criminal legal system, the inspirational keynote speakers in this category continue to speak out against the systemic racism and inequities that Black, Indigenous, and people of color still face today. These activists, authors, and educators are popular diversity speakers who can lead audience members in anti-racism training and share their unique experiences and perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice, prejudice and discrimination, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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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

Kimberlé Crenshaw
(5 ratings)

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Ellen McGirt
(4 ratings)

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist

Richard Rothstein
(13 ratings)

Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and Senior Fellow (Emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Michael Eric Dyson
(4 ratings)

MSNBC Political Analyst, Former Host of NPR's "The Michael Eric Dyson Show" & Best-Selling Author

Ron Stallworth

Retired Police Officer & Inspiration for "BlacKkKlansman"

Maya Wiley
(2 ratings)

President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Former Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School

Linda Sarsour
(3 ratings)

Award-Winning Racial Justice & Civil Rights Activist; Community Organizer

Charlene Carruthers

Writer, Filmmaker & Black Studies Scholar; Founder of BYP100

Dr. Harry Edwards
(5 ratings)

Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, Civic Activist & Author

Charles Blow
(2 ratings)

Visual Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times; CNN Contributor & NY Times Best-Selling Author of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

Candice Morgan

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures

Beverly Tatum
(5 ratings)

Race Relations Expert, Clinical Psychologist & President Emerita of Spelman College

Trevor Noah

Comedian & Political Commentator; Host of the Emmy Award-Winning "The Daily Show"

Viola Davis

Academy Award-Winning Actor, Producer & Philanthropist

Tim Wise
(6 ratings)

Anti-Racist Essayist, Author & Educator

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
(6 ratings)

Temple University Professor, BET News Correspondent, Human Rights Activist & Author

Dr. Cornel West
(4 ratings)

Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist & Author of "Race Matters"

Dr. Bernice King
(3 ratings)

Minister, Attorney, Author & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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