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Homelessness & Poverty

Everyone wants to put an end to homelessness and poverty, but how? APB's homelessness and poverty speakers share expert opinions and personal stories to explain the changes that need to be made and to show that there is hope. These keynote speakers will educate you on how you can make a difference in eradicating global homelessness and poverty.

Homelessness & Poverty

Inspirational Educator & Author

The author of the memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody, the story of her first teaching job at a school for homeless children, Stacey Bess shares a powerful message of mentorship and service.

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...

Oprah Winfrey's "All-Time Favorite Guest"

Speaker Tererai Trent endured a life of poverty in Zimbabwe before changing it all by obtaining her doctorate. She works to improve education in her home village.

Educator & Social Justice Advocate

A former inner city teacher, Kozol has been an activist and advocate for social justice and equity in public education for over 40 years. His newest book, Letters to a Young Teacher, reignites a number of controversial issues: the mania of...

Actress & Comedian

Speaker Lily Tomlin's success as a comedian and actress has spanned a range of media for decades. In her entertaining keynotes, she recalls her career with candor and charm.

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.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate, and astute chronicler of humanity. As a seasoned journalist who has traveled China, Africa, India, and South Asia, he...

Author & Motivational Speaker

She's the mother of one of the greatest athletes ever, but Lucille O'Neal is much more than just "Shaq's mom." A powerful motivator & moving speaker, she wrote Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go.

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.

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Best-Selling Author

Author of the incendiary New York Times best-selling memoir All Souls and the companion bestseller Easter Rising, MacDonald shares his remarkable story of survival and redemption while examining the tangled relationship...

Founder, President & CEO of Raising Change

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world.

Activist & Philanthropist

Wife of actor Chris Rock, speaker Malaak Compton-Rock is founder of the Angel Rock Project dedicated to volunteerism and philanthropy.

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.

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel / Education Advocate

Kickbusch is the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support field in the US Army, who is recognized at national level for her work on issues including teen pregnancy, gang violence and parenting education.

Law Professor & Author

A lifelong antipoverty advocate, Peter Edelman is the author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America.

Behavioral Economist, Social Entrepreneur & Author

Existing at the intersection of academia and practical implementation is Dean Karlan, a behavioral economist & Yale professor who uses his knowledge to solve problems in the nonprofit arena.

Author & Child Advocate

Triumph of the spirit is the only way to describe Regina Louise's trials as an orphan discarded by most - if not all the adults in her life. Her life story is one of a child who prevails against all odds, whose resilience shines through each...

Civil Rights Activist, Law Professor & Attorney to the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Families

Known for her representation of the Trayvon Martin family, Jasmine Rand excels in the civil rights arena. In addition to her dynamic legal practice, Rand is currently scheduled to provide guest lectures in more than a dozen nations throughout the...

Granddaughter of Bob & Rita Marley; Filmmaker & Poet

Continuing her beloved grandparent’s legacy and message of One Love, Donisha now speaks to audiences with presentations which are dynamic, passionate and extremely entertaining. She is, at heart, a true artist whose fresh and vibrant talent spans...

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