Speakers on Social Justice

Pragya Agarwal

knows the personal is always political.

Ayad Akhtar

tells many stories in many ways.

Rumaan Alam

makes the ordinary extraordinary.

Anthony Arnove

fights for the people.

Andrew Aydin

knows we must understand our history to fight for our future.

Rich Benjamin

holds up a mirror.

Mona Chalabi

is taking the numb out of numbers.

Andrei Codrescu

is an OG.

Tameka Cage Conley

bridges the gaps.

Jennine Capó Crucet

is blazing a trail.

David Dennis Sr.

helped start a movement.

David Dennis Jr.

is a living legacy.

Akwaeke Emezi

is a revelation.

Camonghne Felix

is equally at home in poetry and politics.

Roxane Gay

is feminist AF.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

is a brilliant tour guide to the most fascinating places.
Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

calls it like it is.

Alvin Hall

is showing his range.

Khaled Hosseini

makes books like Bruce Springsteen makes albums.

Mira Jacob

has the hard conversations.

Ashley M. Jones

is a poet for the people.

Brian Klaas

keeps tabs on authoritarianism. He’s pretty busy most days.

R.O. Kwon

sets the page aflame.

Lyz Lenz

will get you fired up.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

understands the cost of war and the power of literature.

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

is tearing down boundaries.

Sarah Thankam Mathews

builds community on and off the page.

Natalia Molina

makes sense of community.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

calls us to re-examine our own history.

Julian Brave NoiseCat

will get it all done.

Maulik Pancholy

is an actor, activist, author - basically The Best At It.

Morgan Parker

is a poetic provocateur.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

is uncovering silences in the archives.

Junauda Petrus

meets the struggle with sweetness.

Derecka Purnell

calls for action.

Liara Roux

is amplifying high-risk voices.

Carina del Valle Schorske

translates beautifully.

Sarah Smarsh

knows which way the wind is blowing.

James Spooner

is redrawing the lines. 

Jason Stanley

knows that words matter and why.

Amber Tamblyn

fights like a girl.

Luis Alberto Urrea

is a literary badass with a rock and roll heart.

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah

views the world with open arms.
Ilyon Woo

Ilyon Woo

is breathing life into history.