Speaker Bureau

Thea Monyee

Thea Monyee

HBO DEF Poet Published Author Licensed Psychotherapist Thea Monyee´ is an accomplished spoken word artist, speaker, and writer with credits that include appearances on HBO, BET, and TV One, performances at the legendary Ford Amphitheater and House of Blues in

Crystal Irby

Crystal Irby

Poet & Activist Crystal has performed on several world famous stages including the Comedy Store, Da Poetry Lounge, and the Pan-African Film Festival.  She was the 2004 Los Feliz Grand Slam Champion, performed at the 2004 National Poetry Slam.  She

Frederick Smith

Frederick Smith

Published Author LGBTQ Rights Advocate Student Affairs Professional Originally from Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Loyola University Chicago. A finalist for the PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship, and an alum of

Deborah Nicholson

Deborah Nicholson

Private & Secular Business Consultant Published Author & Community Activist Deborah Nicholson has over thirty years of experience in developing human readiness. She served in leadership positions in military, public and private organizations at the policy, administrative and implementation level. She

Mekhi Phifer *

Mekhi Phifer *

Film & Television Star Movie Producer Is a prolific actor and film producer. He portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC’s long-running medical drama ER and had a co-starring role opposite Eminem in the feature film 8 Mile. He was a regular