Speakers on Activism

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, Leila Mottley, Alora Young, Emily Ladau, June Eric Urdie
Whether for social, political, economic, or environmental reform, through protests, marches, and public speaking, activists strive to make an impact every day, on scales both small and large. These speakers share stories and tips on how to get involved and make change in effective and sustainable ways.

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

Motivational speaker, author, and human rights activist

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  • Sharing stories on how to be an activist without being angry and provides skills and insights to keep engaged in activism

Leila Mottley

Author of Oprah’s Book Club selection Nightcrawling and former Youth Poet Laureate of Oakland

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  • Showcases how writing can be used as a tool to protest for change

June Eric-Udorie

Feminist activist, Editor of Can We All Be Feminists? and DEI Programme Manager for Flexa

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Emily Ladau

Disability rights activist, writer, and speaker

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Daniel Sherrell

Environmental advocate and author of Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World

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  • Speaks on his experience of organizing campus, municipal, and statewide campaigns to combat climate change, transition to clean energy, and secure adaptation resources

Alora Young

Spoken word poet and author of Walking Gentry Home

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