Racial Issues Keynote Speakers

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Racial Issues keynote speakers shed light on marginalized people segments, race relations, brutality, claims of criminality, disease, and dependency on public benefits. They address excessive punishment contributing devastating lives and communities. GDA is adept at finding the most appropriate racial keynote speaker to impart knowledge on racial issues.


Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Guion Bluford

First African American Astronaut

Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was the first African American to fly in space in 1983, and the first African American to return to space for a second, third, and fourth time. He logged over 688 hours and he is now president of the Aerospace Technology Group. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Lawana Gladney, PhD

Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Bestselling Author, Powerful Success and Wellness Expert

Dr. Gladney is a leading expert in the field of success psychology and emotional management.  She is a best-selling author that has reached millions internationally helping people to shift their brain for success. She is passionate about helping others create amazing lives.   

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Risha Grant

Diversity Done Differently

Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to being a young, small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. She is also the founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Erin Gruwell

Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Sonia Nazario

Social Journalist, Author, Humanitarian

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist and humanitarian. Her personal story is the story of migration and of ganas (determination). Her articles and speeches move people to tears and end in standing ovations.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Marlon Peterson

#BePrecedential - Writer, Youth Development Expert and Human Justice Advocate

From facing life-in-prison at 19 to preeminent voice in social and criminal justice.

"Everything we were told to believe about justice, violence, crime, race, gender needs to be rethought. And I am here rethinking it all in real time through my words. Why? Prison made me do it."

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Angela M. Sanchez

Formerly Homeless, Writer, Cartoonist, Magician, Education Advocate, First Generation Latino College Graduate

Angela M. Sanchez has written and published the children’s book, Scruffy and the Egg, and currently working on my first young adult novel. She is most interested in urban fantasy and cartoons. When Angela is not drawing, she writes on issues related to social justice and access to higher education. 

 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

David R. Williams

Professor of Public Health and Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University

Dr. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health.

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