Author of the internationally best-selling Mornings in Jenin (sold in 28 countries), Susan is one of the most widely-read Arab authors of all time. She is also frequently asked to speak on the subjects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the power of storytelling for marginalized communities.
Asale is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies and a professor at City University of New York, City College who brings a distinctive approach to race and identity. She lectures around the country on topics ranging from mass incarceration to social justice responses.
Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, Raquel is an award-winning journalist, cultural activist, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker who travels widely to speak to diverse audiences about Latina identity, social justice, gentrification and inequality.
Award-winning author of two suspense series, the George Skeehan series and the Jimmy Vega Mysteries, Suzanne draws inspiration for her writing from her work with immigrants at an outreach center in New York. A former writing fellow, Suzanne has been a college writing instructor and frequent guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution.
Bridgett is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, a New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Pick” and an Entertainment Weekly “Must Read.” She has been invited to speak at numerous venues about her memoir and its historical context. She teaches creative and film writing at Baruch College, CUNY.
Rebecca is a scholar, activist and educator who writes and speaks on the history of race, gender, law and resistance. She is the author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming graphic novel Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (37ink, 2020), which focuses on slave revolts in the Middle Passage and in New York City and her own quest to uncover this unwritten history.
An anthropologist and graphic novelist, Sherine speaks nationally and internationally on the role of comics as a teaching tool and on social justice and representation in comics. In addition to her acclaimed academic work, she is the co-author of the graphic novel Lissa and author of the forthcoming YA graphic novel Jabs, the story of a Muslim-American girl’s coming-of-age.
Ladee is an award-winning author and scholar. Her critically-acclaimed novel, The Talented Ribkins, was awarded the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for the Debut Novel and the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, among many other honors, and garnered her an appearance on Seth Meyers.
Author of Night in the American Village, Akemi strives to advance racial equity, social justice, and human rights in her writing and work. She is an educator at the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, where she teaches the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and promotes the importance of remembering this history.
Rosie is an expert life coach on the new TV talk show, Face the Truth and was named one of People en Espanol’s 25 Most Powerful Latinas. She is a correspondent on Telemundo, Univision and Dr. Phil and is a leading voice for women’s empowerment.
Amrita is an award-winning historian, journalist, activist and commentator whose work examines the intersections of race, gender, power, and freedom, specifically focusing on the lives of enslaved and free black women.
A charismatic speaker, writer and cultural activist, Bushra’s rapport with audiences is genuine, entertaining, and educational. She co-edited the seminal anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Her novel Corona is a cult classic, and her poetry collection Marianna’s Beauty Salon has been described as “a love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home--and surviving.”
Natasha speaks widely on sexual ethics, consent, sexual literacy, and ending gender-based violence. She has over twenty years of experience in education, including teaching at Rutgers University, the Collegiate School for Boys, and the Branson School. She partners with schools, parents, and students as an educational consultant.