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Diversity

Whether you view the United States as a melting pot or a mixing bowl, the fact remains that our nation is richly diverse. APB is proud to represent an extensive roster of diversity speakers whose keynotes address the multicultural nature of our nation. These speakers on diversity discuss the importance of valuing one's particular identity—whether that be a specific ethnic, gender, or racial assignation—while recognizing the common threads that bind us.

Diversity

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Author

Guzman, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Latina's Bible: The Nueva Latina's Guide to Love, Spirituality, Family, and La Vida and its newly released edition...

Founder of Famous Amos Cookies

In addition to founding Famous Amos Cookies, Wally Amos is also the founder of the Read It LOUD! Foundation, which urges parents to read aloud to children.

Motivators

An extraordinary model of leadership and motivation for anyone who’s experienced hardship or challenge in life, the story of The Three Doctors touches children, at risk teens, and adults alike. Once teenagers...

Hip-Hop Pioneer / Scholar

Fab, now considered one of hip-hop's architects and pioneers, has lectured at schools and universities around the world, published numerous articles for various publications including The New York Times Magazine and...

Multicultural Diversity Expert & Author

Diversity consultant and speaker Lenora Billings-Harris is the author of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work.

Co-Founder, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

One of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Under his leadership, economic empowerment was a major component that resulted in millions invested in the black community. Launched the first...

Journalist & Co-Creator of Baldo Comic Strip

Through sophisticated and gentle humor, speaker Hector Cantu gives a peek into the daily lives of a Latino family in his nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip, Baldo.

Attorney, TV Commentator & Latina Advocate

A Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Regina Montoya is a Harvard-trained attorney who was one of the first Latinas to earn partnership in a major law firm in the United...

Former Head of Training at Walt Disney University

Lipp, an internationally acclaimed expert on customer service, leadership and global competitiveness, motivates and challenges audiences around the world. Formerly with the Walt Disney Company's Disney University...

Former Congressman / Columnist for "The New York Times"

Flake established a reputation for bipartisan, innovative legislative initiatives to revitalize urban commercial and residential communities. He is currently President of Edison Charter Schools; the largest publicly...

National Teacher of the Year, 2002

Speaker Chauncey Veatch, a history and social studies teacher in California, strives to be a "dream-maker for [his] students, not a dream-breaker."

Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter

Best-selling novelist Elizabeth Atkins delves into the sensitive dynamics of family, friendship, love and race in her novels, White Chocolate, Dark Secret, and her newest, Other People's Skin. A...

Sociologist & Harvard Professor

A Harvard professor and America's preeminent sociologist, speaker William Julius Wilson speaks on ethnic and class tensions, rising inequalities, and the racial divide.

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders and located it at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The work of the council expands the understanding of leadership, establishes a network of...

Deputy Political Director for Civic Engagement at the National Democratic Governors Association

Neal is the Deputy Political Director for Civic Engagement at the National Democratic Governors Association in Washington, DC. Formerly, he was the youngest National Director of the Youth, College, and Young Adult...

Director, Control Room

Noujaim's controversial documentary Control Room, about the Arabic-language cable news station Al Jazeera, called into question the prevailing images and positions offered up by the US news media about the war...

Public Intellectual

An assistant professor at Bucknell, Peterson founded Hip-Hop Scholars, an association of hip-hop generational scholars dedicated to researching and developing the educational potential of diverse urban and youth...

Human Rights Activist & Fmr. Professional Boxer

After serving more than 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, speaker Rubin Carter speaks out against wrongful convictions rooted in racism.

Actor / Director

Known for his role on NBC's "Homicide" and several starring roles in Spike Lee's films. International lecturer and motivator.

President and CEO, MANA

For the past seven years Alma Morales Riojas has led the oldest national Latina membership organization in the United States – MANA, A National Latina Organization. MANA is a non-profit organization headquartered in...

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