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Domestic Violence

A cycle of domestic violence may seem impossible to break out of in the moment. APB is proud to represent a large array of speakers on domestic violence whose personal stories and expertise provide guidance to men and women seeking help. From abuse survivors to educators, APB's domestic violence speakers captivate and inspire their audiences through their poignant keynotes.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Activist, Actor & Best-Selling Author

Born in Cuba, Rivers came to the US at the age of two, endured horrific child abuse and witnessed domestic violence at the hands of his father, which he chronicles in his New York Times bestseller, A Private Family Matter.

Activist & Expert on Violence

Speaker William Kellibrew IV is an international advocate for civil, human, women, children, and victims' rights.

Mental Health / Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate

Sister to the late Nicole Brown Simpson, Tanya Brown has dedicated her life to advocating domestic violence prevention. She candidly shares her experience and offers an inspiring message of hope.

"Real Housewife" & New York Times Best-Selling Author

Taylor Armstrong stars in the hit Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and is a survivor of domestic abuse at the hands of her late estranged husband, Russell Armstrong. Her new book is Hiding from Reality.

Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Rarely do we encounter an actress with such a remarkable range of talents and scope of emotion than that of Najimy. Seen in over 25 films such as Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, she is an AIDS activist and enthusiastic...

Sex Trafficking Survivor & Domestic Violence Prevention Activist

Speaker Dawn Schiller was only 15 when she became involved with John Holmes, notorious for the Wonderland murders. As a sex trafficking survivor, she shares her story in The Road Through Wonderland.

Domestic Violence Survivor, Activist & Author

Mildred D. Muhammad is a domestic violence survivor with a story to tell the world. Many know her first and foremost by her former husband, John Allen Muhammad – the convicted and now executed DC sniper who terrorized the Washington, DC, metro...

Legendary MLB Manager

Ranked in the MLB's top five for managerial wins, speaker Joe Torre led the Yankees to three World Series titles. Respected for his tenacity, he shares what it takes to win.

Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly unsurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed...

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.

Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who is renowned as an expert and educated crusader for the African American family within our multicultural society. He has worked...

Criminal Lawyer & Best-Selling Crime Novelist

An accomplished public speaker and best-selling crime novelist, Fairstein’s writing is influenced by her experiences as a former prosecutor. An expert on crimes of violence against women and children, her work draws on today’s most pressing...

Grammy-Winning Singer

Described as the "star next door" for her extraordinary talents and "tell it like it is" candor, Country music icon Naomi Judd provides an authentic voice to communicate complicated issues that touch upon subjects ranging from health and wellness...

Actress & Women's Rights Activist

Actress, model, and speaker Gabrielle Union is one of America's top young stars, appearing in Bring It On and Ugly Betty. She also advocates for women's rights.

Journalist & Author

After her sister was murdered at the hands of her boyfriend, Janine Latus set out to write If I Am Missing or Dead, a journey of discovery as she traces the roots of her sister's victimization.

Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett

Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile & social issues, Judge Glenda Hatchett garnered national appeal for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett. She is the author of Dare to Take Charge.

Playwright & Novelist

Speaker Pearl Cleage probes issues of race, sex, and love in her literary works. She authored popular books such as 2011's Just Want to Testify.

Inspirational Educator & Survivor

A decade ago, Brenda Combs was a homeless crack addict and criminal. Today, she's turned her life around and motivates others with her story of perseverance and rediscovery.

Survivor of Cleveland Kidnappings

Lily Rose, aka Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has...

The People's Court Judge

Judge Milian joined The People's Court in January 2001, with more than 19 years of legal experience on the bench, becoming the first female judge to preside over The People's Court. She spent five years in the Miami Country Court in...

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