Human Rights Activist, Advocacy Educator, Engagement Strategist & TED Speaker
Natalie Warne is an Activist, Youth Engagement Strategist, Advocacy Educator, and TED Speaker. Her career as a Human Rights Activist began at the age of 17 when she began working for the humanitarian aid organization, Invisible Children. What began as a six-month internship resulted in Natalie leading award-winning international human rights awareness campaigns that mobilized over 150,000 people globally capturing international attention. These campaigns resulted in two pieces of legislation being passed through Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama. Natalie’s advocacy initiatives have been featured on CNN, NPR, LA Times, and The Oprah Winfrey Show ultimately landing her a TED Talk about engaging youth in social justice movements. Her acclaimed talks have accumulated over a million views. Read More >
TEDx: Being Young and Making an Impact
Natalie Warne has developed an innovative platform built upon the firm belief that driven individuals of all ages have the capacity to be change agents for their global community. She has spoken to more than 500 different audiences and over 75,000 people worldwide and many more online. Natalie speaks on the power that this generation has to shape our future through activism and civic engagement.
"Natalie Warne is setting an excellent example for youth today! Her work...is awe inspiring!"
"We here (at Gender Alliance and U.S. Embassy Albania) and the participants in each activity enjoyed Natalie's profound speeches and Activism Training Workshops. She is fantastic at talking to young people and encouraging them to take action. I think Natalie has appropriate skills to talk and inspire young people from all different countries. I really hope that she has the chance to come back again to Albania or to continue her mission in other countries!"
"Young people really can make an impact. Natalie Warne is a great example!"
"Natalie Warne is a fabulous speaker, who is articulate and bright - and passionate about social change. It was an honor to include her in our symposium."
"Natalie spoke about 'anonymous extraordinaries.' The people who work tirelessly for change and impact, not recognition. She spoke about times of difficulty, when there’s no major events or campaigns happening, how we are still activists, creatives, and artists. In the trenches and in the valleys, here is where we gain the tools and insight we need to climb the mountains when they come. We are valuable because we are human beings, everything else is a bonus. Natalie reminded us not to get caught up in titles, recognitions or awards. Our paths may change throughout our lives but at our core we are the same."
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