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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

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.

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.

Entrepreneur / Best-Selling Author / Syndicated Columnist

Gray is an American "rags-to-riches" story of success, perseverance, and hard work. Raised in the projects on Chicago's south side, Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by 14.

Educator / Attorney / Author

A human relations and education expert, Dr. Kuykendall has gained national recognition for her extensive talents and expertise in promoting problem resolution. She is President of her own firm, K.I.R.K., Inc., established to provide "Kreative...

The People's Court Judge

Judge Milian joined The People's Court in January 2001, with more than 19 years of legal experience on the bench, becoming the first female judge to preside over The People's Court. She spent five years in the Miami Country Court in...

Actor / Director

Sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for stabbing a man to death, Dutton's story is one of incredible personal growth. The turning point in his life came when he was stabbed with an ice pick in prison, yet refused to retaliate. Instead, he decided...

Author & Therapist

Co-author of Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, Karr-Morse presents compelling evidence that violent behavior in children is linked to abuse and neglect that occurs in the first three years of life. As director of The...

Actress, Singer & Producer

Sheryl Lee Ralph is no stranger to success. As a woman in Hollywood, not to mention a woman of color, she is an exception to the rule, having achieved critical acclaim in so many areas of the entertainment industry.

President & CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

Jim McCann likes to make things grow. Just as he built an international business from a single Manhattan flower shop, McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has helped expand the definition of retailing in just a decade.

Award-Winning Medical Journalist

Holly Atkinson has been a medical correspondent for The Today Show, Lifetime Medical Television and the PBS's BodyWatch. She is the author of the best-selling Women and Fatigue.

Authority on Child Development

Dr. Kyle Pruett is an international authority on child development with a special interest in fatherhood and its effects on children. A pioneer in defining the role of men as fathers, Dr. Pruett focuses on fathers as one of the great, often...

VP of Public Affairs & Community Relations, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

William C. Moyers is the vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, based in Minnesota. For the past decade, he has committed himself to helping people, families and communities understand the...

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel / Education Advocate

Kickbusch is the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support field in the US Army, who is recognized at national level for her work on issues including teen pregnancy, gang violence and parenting education.

Activist & HIV/AIDS Educator

AIDS Activist. Ten years AIDS survivor. Award-winning director of MTV's "True Life: It Could Be You". Certified AIDS educator. Infected with HIV as a teen, Jako channels her insight, high energy and humor into an honest personal discussion of...

Advocate for Holocaust Remembrance & Awareness

Loren Galler Rabinowitz is a motivational speaker and medical student living in New York City. Just three weeks after graduating from Harvard University in June of 2010, she was crowned Miss Massachusetts and went on to compete at the 2011 Miss...

Mayor of Miami

As mayor, speaker Manny Diaz transformed Miami from a poor, crime-ridden, and economically stagnant city to a flourishing metropolis with a hurtling skyline.

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