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Whether you view the United States as a melting pot or a mixing bowl, the fact remains that our nation is richly diverse. APB is proud to represent an extensive roster of diversity speakers whose keynotes address the multicultural nature of our nation. These speakers on diversity discuss the importance of valuing one's particular identity—whether that be a specific ethnic, gender, or racial assignation—while recognizing the common threads that bind us.

Diversity

3rd Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for the United States

Suzan Johnson Cook had the privilege and honor of serving the first African American President of the United States. Appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from May 2011 to...

Lawyer, Judge "Cristina’s Court," Community Activist

Known as the internationally popular judge on Telemundo’s La Corte de la Familia and the acclaimed Cristina's Court, Perez is also a sought after lawyer with a practice specializing in immigration and nationality law. She's a 2005...

Founder, Asian/Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute

Hu-Dehart is Professor of History, and Director of the center for the study of race and ethnicity in America at Brown University. She joins Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies...

Political Activist / Radio Personality

Immediate past president of the National Women's Political Caucus. Commentator on National Public Radio. Commentaries appear in "Latina Style" magazine. Visiting Scholar for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Public Policy & Diversity Activist

Rice, co-director of The Advancement Project, is known for success in tackling problems of inequity and exclusion. She has received more than 50 major awards for her work in expanding opportunity and advancing multiracial democracy.

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Author

Guzman, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Latina's Bible: The Nueva Latina's Guide to Love, Spirituality, Family, and La Vida and its newly released edition, The New Latina’s Bible:...

Motivators

An extraordinary model of leadership and motivation for anyone who’s experienced hardship or challenge in life, the story of The Three Doctors touches children, at risk teens, and adults alike. Once teenagers growing up in inner-city Newark,...

Former Head of Training at Walt Disney University

Lipp, an internationally acclaimed expert on customer service, leadership and global competitiveness, motivates and challenges audiences around the world. Formerly with the Walt Disney Company's Disney University and NEC Electronics, Lipp has...

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders and located it at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The work of the council expands the understanding of leadership, establishes a network of resources for high-level...

Academy Award Nominated Director of The Square & Control Room

Noujaim's controversial documentary Control Room, about the Arabic-language cable news station Al Jazeera, called into question the prevailing images and positions offered up by the US news media about the war in Iraq. The Los Angeles...

Host, "Tell Me More"

The host of NPR's "Tell Me More," Martin has spent more than 25 years as a journalist. Her inquisitive nature and passion for the latest groundbreaking topics make Martin an interesting and informative keynote speaker on issues like immigration,...

First African American Female Combat Pilot

In only 3 years, Vernice Armour went from beat cop to America's first African American fighter pilot. She went on to create the Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan.

Expert on the Generations

Cam Marston is one of the leading multigenerational business communicators in the United States. Cam Marston has spent more than a decade studying workforce dynamics, with a keen focus on how generational biases play out from the stock room to...

World's Best Wheelchair Athlete

Arguably the best wheelchair athlete in the world, Josh George is a remarkable paralympian, ESPYs finalist and world record holder. Considered by many to be unstoppable on his path to greatness, he has been recognized worldwide in the sports of...

Author, The Death of Vishnu

A novelist and professor, speaker Mani Suri was named a Time Person to Watch after releasing his award-winning book The Death of Vishnu.

Human Rights Activist

Chris Mburu has been doing human rights work for the last 20 years, first as an activist in his home country, Kenya, then focused on human rights while doing his LLM at Harvard Law School, after which he began working with organizations such as...

American Fashion Designer & Colon Cancer Survivor

A fashion designer who has become a favorite among Hollywood's leading women, speaker Carmen Marc Valvo is a colon cancer survivor who uses his designs to support causes.

Political Strategist & National Political Director at the Democratic National Committee

Brandon Neal is a subject matter expert in executive management, political strategy, corporate social responsibility, fundraising, organizational and business development problem-solving and is one of the country’s leading strategic planners,...

International Business Leader

An entrepreneur and humanitarian, speaker Marilyn Tam helps organizations integrate social and environmental concerns into business profitably.

Financial Expert & Social Activist

As the founder of YourBlackWorld.com, speaker Boyce Watkins fights for economic and social justice in America. He is the resident financial expert for AOL Black Voices.

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