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.
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.
Musician, Author, Compelling Unifier, Klan Whisperer, and Award-Winning Conflict Navigator
Daryl Davis, a Black man, befriended members of the Ku Klux Klan and changed their lives. Over 200 of them gave him their robes and hoods to prove it! Daryl offers communication lessons from that experience. When we talk to our adversaries, fears that drive hate and misunderstanding melt away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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."
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.
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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