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Activists

We're all eager to complain when something strikes us as difficult or unfair, but rarely do we take up arms to remedy the issue. APB is proud to offer a robust roster of activists whose inspirational keynotes on their struggle to preserve the environment, advocate for marginalized groups, and bridge financial gaps, among many other issues, will motivate your audience to take action.

Activists

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city youth.

President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

The first female president of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, speaker Mary Robinson is a global humanitarian and renowned world leader.

Social Entrepreneur & Veteran

The founder of an NGO and a former Marine, Rye Barcott has the distinction of being both a warrior and a peacemaker, a juxtaposition he explores in the memoir It Happened on the Way to War.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Passacantando is a sought after environmental speaker who leads the fight for clean air, clean water, and the survival of our planet. Offering a shockingly honest “State of the Planet” address, he...

Nobel Laureate

The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, speaker Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is respected for his work toward eradicating world poverty.

Feminist & Writer

One of America's foremost radical feminists, Angela Davis was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List in the '60s for her activism. She continues to speak out for equality.

President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in October 2008, after having served as a member of the ACLU Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and as General Counsel. Herman has been a frequent speaker...

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree & Peace Activist

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people from around the globe to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. Bhuiyan’s story took root in Bangladesh and grew from seeds planted by his parents and...

Father of Trayvon Martin

Since the 2012 death of his son, Trayvon, in a violent confrontation, Tracy Martin has committed his life to transforming tragedy into change.

Mother of Trayvon Martin

Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change.

Advisor & Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.

Clarence B. Jones is currently a visiting professor at the University of San Francisco and a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute. From 1960 until 1968, he was one the closest political and...

Politician & Founder of Citizens Energy Corporation

The oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy and a former Democratic congressman, Joseph P. Kennedy II devotes his energies to the nonprofit world.

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO at Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world. A riveting speaker and irresistible motivator, Evans’ passion and purpose has captured the attention...

Autism Activist & Mother of Temple Grandin

Raising her autistic daughter in the '50s, a time when the condition was misdiagnosed as mental illness, Eustacia Cutler has dedicated her life to raising autism awareness.

Child Advocate

Founder and Director of the Children's Defense Fund and best-selling author. She achieved victories in mandatory education for children with disabilities and health benefits for uninsured children.

Inspiring Musicians

Peter Yarrow of the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary and his daughter Bethany combine music and storytelling to offer a message of family, humanity and community.

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