Civil Rights Activist & Politician
Presidential candidate and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson is the voice of American activism. Called “the great unifier,” he has played a pivotal role for civil rights and economic and social justice.
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.
Host, Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of the independent news program Democracy Now! She speaks on political, gender, human rights and economic issues as well as her book Breaking the Sound Barrier.
Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author
Michael Eric Dyson is an author, public intellectual, and ordained Baptist minister. Intertwining today’s topics with cultural criticism, Dyson’s talks are thought-provoking, unwavering and foster social change.
New York Times Columnist & Pulitzer Prize-Winner
Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed page in 1995 after serving as a correspondent in the Washington bureau since 1986.
Author, Educator & Historian
A former chair of the US Civil Rights Commission, law professor and civil rights historian, Dr. Mary Frances Berry defends the rights of all people, supporting issues from fair housing to equal opportunity.
Star of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher is one of today’s most politically astute comedians. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him respect and admiration.
Interim Chair of the DNC
Donna Brazile is a commentator on CNN and a Democratic consultant. She became the first African American to run a major presidential campaign when she managed Gore for President in the 2000 election.