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Civic Engagement

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


Cynthia Nixon has completed her final season of HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, in which she played "Miranda Hobbes," a role that garnered her 2002 and 2003 Emmy nominations. Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known...

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

Speaker Steve Wozniak changed the computer world when he designed Apple's first product line: Apple I and II. He is also a philanthropist focusing on computer use in schools.

Award-Winning Actress & Author

A Golden Globe winner for her role in Agnes of God, speaker Meg Tilly is a child protection advocate and the author of Singing Songs, which addresses family violence.

Former United States President

As president, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and speaker Jimmy Carter dedicated himself to promoting peace in the world. He continues to relentlessly work for justice today.

Actress & Civil Liberties Activist

One of the great actresses of all time, speaker Kathleen Turner is a civil liberties activist who strives to create a future in which society respects women's health choices.

Voting, Activism, and Youth Culture Expert

Former National Director of Project Vote and the immediate past President of Rock the Vote, she developed progressive issue campaigns, executive produced award-winning public service announcements, and implemented strategic partnerships with the...

Investigative Journalist / Author

Goodman is an award-winning journalist and the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa, an account of the country's people trying to overcome a history of apartheid and adjust to a...

Writer & Playwright

As one of the most controversial literary icons, Norman Mailer has always intrigued us. To get to the truth of this great man of letters, he and his son, John Buffalo Mailer, have written The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing...

Former President & CEO Of The American Red Cross

Jack McGuire served as interim President and CEO of the American Red Cross from December 13, 2005 – May 28, 2007. He will continue to serve as Executive Vice President of Biomedical Services, the position he assumed in March 2004, through July 15...

Co-Founder & Director, Tree Media Group

Speaker Leila Conners Petersen co-directed the Leonardo DiCaprio film The 11th Hour and produces stories about the pressing issues of our time.

Actress / Cancer Survivor

Shelley Morrison has had a remarkable and fascinating career in show business for the past four decades from appearing as "Sister Sixto" in The Flying Nun, to co-starring on one of television's most acclaimed situation comedies as "...


For nearly two decades, Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. Married to Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete, the Peetes have formed a foundation HollyRod, with the mission to...

Former Congresswoman

Since being elected in 1992 as the first African American Congresswoman from Georgia, McKinney has gained national and international renown as a tireless advocate for human rights, voting rights and holding government accountable.

Author, Psychologist, Expert on Violence & Children

Dr. James Garbarino holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. An expert on youth violence and bullying, Dr. Garbarino has served...

Anti-Gender Violence Activist / Author

Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture, and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy. An educator,...

Political Commentator & TV Personality

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley—broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist—has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is...

Author / Educator / Social Activist

An expert on cultural diversity, Dr. Bertice Berry is an inspirational and humorous motivator who empowers people to improve their lives. She is the best-selling author of The Ties That Bind.

Children's Advocate & Nobel Winner

In 1976 speaker Betty Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland. She now focuses on children's safety around the world.

Lawyer, Judge "Cristina’s Court," Community Activist

Known as the internationally popular judge on Telemundo’s La Corte de la Familia and the acclaimed Cristina's Court, Perez is also a sought after lawyer with a practice specializing in immigration and nationality law. She's a 2005...

Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate

A vibrant community activist, Lonise Bias has turned the losses of her two sons (including basketball star Len Bias) into a calling to help remedy the social ills of today.

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