Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Laureate. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice and democracy.
Founder, Homeboy Industries
Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County.
Former Head of NAACP
Cornell William Brooks is the former head of the NAACP. As an attorney, activist, congressional candidate and pastor, Brooks has spoken on civil rights and the pressing issues our nation faces.
Pro BMX Competitor & Recovering Addict
Elite pro BMX competitor Tony Hoffman is the founder and CEO of the Freewheel Project, a non-profit BMX racing organization devoted to educating youth on the importance of leading drug-free lives.
Author, Miracles from Heaven
Christy Beam is the author of Miracles from Heaven, a NYT bestseller that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah.
Senior Exec., Walgreens Boots Alliance & Author
Pemberton’s story is about defying the odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.
Provocative Public Intellectual
A provocative public intellectual and champion for racial justice, Dr. Cornel West weaves together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz in his influential speeches.
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.