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Speakers on Social Justice
knows the personal is always political.
tells many stories in many ways.
makes the ordinary extraordinary.
fights for the people.
knows we must understand our history to fight for our future.
holds up a mirror.
is taking the numb out of numbers.
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.
is a revelation.
is equally at home in poetry and politics.
is feminist AF.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
is a brilliant tour guide to the most fascinating places.
calls it like it is.
is showing his range.
makes books like Bruce Springsteen makes albums.
has the hard conversations.
Ashley M. Jones
is a poet for the people.
keeps tabs on authoritarianism. He’s pretty busy most days.
sets the page aflame.
will get you fired up.
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
understands the cost of war and the power of literature.
is tearing down boundaries.
Sarah Thankam Mathews
builds community on and off the page.
makes sense of community.
Viet Thanh Nguyen
calls us to re-examine our own history.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
will get it all done.
is an actor, activist, author - basically The Best At It.
is a poetic provocateur.
is uncovering silences in the archives.
meets the struggle with sweetness.
calls for action.
is amplifying high-risk voices.
Carina del Valle Schorske
knows which way the wind is blowing.
is redrawing the lines.
knows that words matter and why.
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.
is breathing life into history.