Speakers at our events have included Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Lewis, Russ Feingold, Trent Lott, Van Jones, Majora Carter, Tim Russert, Samantha Power, Seymour Hersh, Ryan Gosling, and Talib Kweli. Below is a longer list of some past speakers.
Community Organizer, founding president of the Hip-Hop Association
Founder and co-director of YES!
Writer and Producer of NBC television series Kings.
Co-Founder of Sol Productions, a non-profit film company
President and CEO, Alliance for Climate Protection
author, freelance writer, and speaker who focuses on women's and college student wellness
motivational speaker, tri-lingual poet, author, and educator
Deputy Director of External Relations for Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
freelance writer and online communications consultant
American author and ethicist
professor, Marquette Univeristy
professor Harvard Kennedy School
Legal Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Senior Program Advisor, writer, Economic Justice Program, Catholic Relief Services
activist, writer, and director of the film "A Jihad for Love"
Policy Analyst at Women for Women International
Field organizer for Amnesty International USA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
Former Ambassador-at-large for the Secretary of State's Office of War Crimes Issues
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
United States Senator from Colorado
Founding Director, Turf Unity Music Program
writer, theater artist, and a queer activist.
co-executive director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now.
founder and former director of Al-Fatiha
activist, writer, and community organizer
Poet, spoken word artist, writer
Political stand up comic and co-host of the critically acclaimed radio show "Drunken Politics"
co-founder of the New Orleans Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals Initiative
Poet and community activist
professor of theater and dance studies, MIT
professor of African American Studies, Yale University
Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University
architect and political analyst
founding director of the Corporate Campaign Inc.
National Coordinator at Voto Latino
Deputy Director, Voto Latino
United States Representative from California
executive director, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
assistant director, Pro-Choice Public Education Project
executive director, Choice USA
international affairs writer for Newsweek, Washington Web Editor for Newsweek
assistant editor of The New Republic
executive director, Transgender Law Center
founder, President, CEO of Global Policy Solutions
tribal Campus Climate Challenge organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network
co-founded Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
executive director, Appalachian Voices
community organizer, Communities for a Better Environment
chairman, NAACP. Civil rights activist.
senior vice president and chief counsel for federal affairs and policy, the Motion Picture Association of America
program director, Media Alliance.
Cuban poet and playwright
co-founder, the Future of Music Coalition. Advocate for the music community.
founder and executive director of Breakthrough.
former U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Commission on Human Rights
Washington advocacy director, Human Rights Watch
Executive Director of The League of Young Voters.
U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination
editor and blogger
activist and blogger
blogger, commentator, and author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence
Executive Editor, Zaytuna Curriculum Series
Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Washington, DC
President of The Hip Hop Caucus
chairman and CEO of Unlimited Visions, Inc.
National Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division
director, producer, photographer
Film critic, producer, interviewer
director, 'Bama Girl
Author and screenwriter, "Generation Kill"
U.S. Marine and a member of First Reconnaissance Battalion
Author of "TV Crush" blog on Multichannel News
author of United States v. George W. Bush et. al.
policy analyst, Frontier Group
President and CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project
assistant professor of US history
host of the Phil Donahue show
Director of Membership at the Genocide Intervention Network
Force Commander of the United Nations Mission to Rwanda
Executive Director of Truth is Power
President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions
Author, Activist, Peforming Artist and Educator
author and journalist
former CIA Analyst
Iraq Consultant to the American Friends Service Committee
moderator of Meet the Press and Washington Bureau Chief of NBC News
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Living Liberally
co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War
Internet Department for the Democratic National Committee