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


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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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Alexandra Fuller

Diversity Race Africa

Alexandra spoke about the struggles of living in Africa while the war was going on for Zimbabwe’s independence. She says how she remembers hearing gunshots and being so afraid that one of her family members wouldn’t make it out alive. She says how she started becoming interested in writing even...

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Gayle Lemmon

Diversity Author Race Travel

Gayle’s presentation was Platform’s annual contribution to the United Conference. She spoke about her experience writing her latest book “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” which chronicles the successes of women entrepreneurs in the middle east. She shared her experiences as a woman, having to...

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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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