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Often certain months are devoted to honoring specific causes, admired leaders, or landmark historical events. From Black History Month to Women's History Month to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at APB we can meet a variety of programming needs. With a wide range of voices from which to choose, we will work with you in finding a speaker who will not only draw attention to your event, but who will effectively convey the meaning, purpose, and importance behind what you are honoring.

Because many of our speakers are already devout supporters of a variety of causes, or have clearly expressed passions for specific ideas and events, we can quickly identify who would best ignite your program and engage your audience. Whether it is a figure from the Civil Rights Movement who has actually lived through such a revolutionary reform, someone who has battled cancer or overcome other unthinkable odds, or an impassioned celebrity who shares an interest in what your event is built around, we have the speaker for you.

Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers: Recognition & Observance Programs

APB’s observation month speakers illuminate the issues and offer personal insight into specific causes, influential leaders, or impactful historical events. Our inspiring speakers include Michael Eric Dyson, an academic, public intellectual, and best-selling author; Kelly Corrigan, a cancer survivor, caretaker, and author of the runaway bestseller The Middle Place; Sonia Nazario, a journalist and best-selling author of Enrique's Journey; and Sheryl WuDunn, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and co-author of Half The Sky -- a compelling and uplifting book that focuses on the trials and triumphs of women struggling around the world for opportunity and equality.

Recognition & Observance Programs: Black History Month

Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson
Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans in the U.S., Michael Eric Dyson is also a best-selling author, one of the nation's most renowned public intellectuals, and he has revitalized the title with the fervor of an ordained Baptist minister. Called “a street fighter in a suit and tie,” he takes on the toughest and most controversial issues of the day, including race, politics and pop culture, with his fearless and fiery rhetoric.

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Recognition & Observance Programs: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan
Author & Breast Cancer Survivor

In her best-selling memoir, The Middle Place, speaker Kelly Corrigan recounts how she cared for her cancer-afflicted father while battling breast cancer herself.

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Recognition & Observance Programs: Hispanic Heritage Month

Sonia Nazario

Sonia Nazario
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Journalist

Sonia Nazario, a former projects reporter for The Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues, earning her dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her series, “Enrique’s Journey,” about the experiences of Latin American children who immigrate to join their parents in the United States. Expanding on the series, Nazario has written the book, Enrique’s Journey, fully recounting the unforgettable odyssey of one Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.

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Recognition & Observance Programs: Women's History Month

Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn
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.

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