All Speakers

Ali Stroker

First actress who uses a wheelchair to win a Tony award

Angelica Ross

Transgender Actress from “Pose” and “American Horror Story 1984″

Blair Imani

Author of “Modern HERstory” and “Making Our Way Home”

Christina Ochoa

Star of “Animal Kingdom” and “A Million Little Things”

Chuck D

Public Enemy frontman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer


Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning musician


Doomtree Rapper and Author


Rap Pioneer and ‘Law & Order: SVU’ co-star
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Jamie Tworkowski

Founder, To Write Love On Her Arms and Author of “If You Feel Too Much”

Jamira Burley

Head of Youth Engagement and Skills at the Global Business Coalition for Education

Jan Broberg

Subject of Netflix documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight”

Jeff Cohen

Author, “The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood”

John Moe

Author and Host of “The Hilarious World of Depression”

Lane Moore

Host of Tinder Live and author of “How To Be Alone”

Lux Alptraum

Author, “Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex – And The Truths They Reveal”

Marika Shaw

Arcade Fire instrumentalist and Founder of social entrepreneur platform Plus1

Michael Arceneaux

Author of “I Don’t Want To Die Poor” and “I Can’t Date Jesus”

Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper, and Performance Artist
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Parker Molloy

Senior Editor at Media Matters for America and Upworthy

Rabia Chaudry

Attorney, Author, and co-host of the Undisclosed podcast

Sara Benincasa

Mental Health Writer and Author of “Agorafabulous” and “Real Artists Have Day Jobs”
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Sarah Lohman

Food Historian and Author “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine”
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Musician and Mass Incarceration Activist featured in documentary “16 Bars”
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International non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
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Zach Barack

First Transgender Actor in the Marvel universe

Zahra Noorbakhsh

Iranian-American comedian and host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast
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Ziad Ahmed

Gen Z Activist and Co-Founder of JUV Consulting