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APB is honored to represent some of our nation's bravest men and women. Whether they've fought in the limelight or on a grassroots level, APB's civic engagement speakers share their stories of resistance to unfair legislations and involvement within their communities in their engaging and inspirational keynotes. From politicians to journalists, APB has the perfect speaker on civic engagement for your event.

Civic Engagement

Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate, and astute chronicler of humanity. As a seasoned journalist who has traveled China, Africa, India, and South Asia, he...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly unsurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed...

First Female Prime Minister of Norway & Mother of Sustainability

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

Environmental, Clean Energy & Democracy Thought Leader

Phil Radford is an American environmental, clean energy and democracy leader who, as the youngest Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, convinced Facebook, Apple and other high tech companies to shift to 100% clean energy. His work to change over...

Nobel Prize Winning Human Rights Activist & Journalist

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the international face of the Yemeni uprising of 2011, she was instrumental in helping shape and give voice to the Arab...

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

First Woman President of Ireland & President of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice

One of the world’s most respected advocates for human rights and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the mission of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the...

Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator

Wade Davis is a thought leader, advocate, writer, public speaker and educator on gender, race and orientation equality. Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, Davis began consulting for...

Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Rarely do we encounter an actress with such a remarkable range of talents and scope of emotion than that of Najimy. Seen in over 25 films such as Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, she is an AIDS activist and enthusiastic...

Chairman, Special Olympics

Tim Shriver is a social leader, an educator, author, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Special Olympics, and in that capacity he serves with over 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries.

Mother of Trayvon Martin

Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change.

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi & President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

Dr. Arun Gandhi is proof that one can change his ways. Although he is the grandson of the legendary Mohandas Gandhi, he overcame tremendous prejudice and anger in order to become the founder and president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education...

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Political Commentator & Professor

Speaker Rosa Clemente engages communities through her discussions on Afro-Latino identity and politics, sexism within hip-hop culture, and hip-hop activism.

Writer, Humanitarian & President of BK Nation

As a talented political activist, poet, journalist, essayist, hip-hop historian, public speaker, and entrepreneur, Powell is widely considered one of America's most important voices in these early years of the 21st Century. An astute and...

Founder, Ethos Water, Founder and CEO, Liberty United & Recognized Social Entrepreneur

Driven by a vision to provide clean drinking water to developing nations, speaker Peter Thum founded Ethos Water, which has donated millions to safe water initiatives.

Actor, Activist & Philanthropist

An actor known for his roles on Sex and the City and In Treatment, speaker Blair Underwood is the co-founder of Artists for New South Africa.

Founder, Life Edited

As founder and CEO of LifeEdited, environmental speaker Graham Hill helps people design their lives to include more money, health, and happiness with less stuff, space, and energy.

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city youth.

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