Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Tim Wise

Politics Diversity Race

Location: Great Lakes Rooms 7:30PM


Tim's site

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Speaking at over 1000 college campuses, he was named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”. Along with writing many books and essays, Wise has been featured in several documentaries, including the 2013 Media Education Foundation release, “White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America”.

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Kim Barker

Politics Author Travel

Kim was the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune in the early 2000s. She shared about her experience with the “forgotten war” of Afghanistan. Her book about her time abroad (titled The Taliban Shuffle) was recently adapted into a film (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) produced by and starring T...

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Kal Penn

Politics Inspirational Actor

Ralph Nader

Politics Author

Honored by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential Americans of the Twentieth Century, consumer advocate and presidential candidate for the Green Party, Ralph has devoted his life to giving ordinary people the tools they need to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government...

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Maya Angelou

Politics Race Diversity Author

Poet, educator, best-selling author, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer, and director.

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