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Civil / Human Rights SPEAKERS

The struggle is real.

From the deserts of Sudan to the streets of America, discrimination, poverty and injustice continue to plague society. Our Civil Rights Speakers are comprised of authors, activists, journalists and celebrities who have marched in the iconic protests of the 1960’s, testified in the halls of government and put their lives on the line in hostile environments to bring freedom, dignity, a voice and hope to people worldwide.

Our Speakers deliver captivating and inspirational stories, shedding light on dark places, providing positive, practical solutions, exhibiting indomitable spirit and inciting action in audiences to make a difference.

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Jane Fonda

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Screen legend, political activist, and fitness guru, Jane Fonda has inspired people around the world promoting a greater understanding of our common humanity through her acting and philanthropy. The Academy award-winning actress is recognized for her relentless advocacy for women and girls. In addition to starring in over 40 films including Julia, The Morning After, and On Golden Pond, Fonda was one of the first women in Hollywood to start… Read More


Jacqueline Novogratz

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
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TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Jacqueline Novogratz’ philanthropic vision has helped the poor with transformative services throughout the world. As founder and CEO of Acumen, Jacqueline has invested in companies serving over 123 million customers living in poverty in developing nations. During her career in international banking, Jacqueline founded a micro-finance institution in Rwanda, which led to the foundation of a philanthropy workshop and a leadership program at the Rockefeller Foundation. Her numerous honors, including… Read More


Marian Wright Edelman

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
District of Columbia, USA

Marian Wright Edelman has been a pivotal force of justice within the last half century. As founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, she has been one of the nation’s foremost advocates for disadvantaged children, working to improve conditions for and protect youth who are disabled, abused, homeless or neglected. Mrs. Edelman grew up in the segregated Deep South. Despite the socioeconomic and racist attitudes that dominated mainstream society at that… Read More


Arun Gandhi

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Arun Gandhi is a global figure and social activist dedicated to teaching the non-violent philosophy of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. He has tirelessly sought to bring a message of light and healing to people caught up in some of the world’s darkest situations, having worked with Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East, numerous refugees from war-torn countries, and India’s most impoverished and oppressed peoples. Arun grew up in South… Read More


Sheila Johnson

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
Virginia, USA

Sheila C. Johnson is a successful entrepreneur and impassioned philanthropist. As CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company she founded in 2005, Ms. Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties, including three Florida golf and family resorts reaching from the Gulf to the Atlantic—Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando, and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast. Ms. Johnson’s equestrian-inspired and luxurious Salamander Resort &… Read More


Tavis Smiley

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the most influential philanthropists and human rights activists to come out of media, Tavis Smiley is a driving force for political justice, youth empowerment, and the end of poverty. He is the author of 16 books and currently hosts the Tavis Smiley talk show on PBS in which he interviews world figures daily. On radio he is the high-energy voice of several news programs dedicated to delivering listeners… Read More


Julianne Malveaux

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
District of Columbia, USA

Noted academic, economist and expert on African-American/Black History, Dr. Julianne Malveaux's insightful and colorful writing and broadcasting is shaping public dialogue on race, culture and gender in today's America. Dr. Malveaux was awarded her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1980 and has held many prestigious academic posts since as faculty or visiting faculty member of the New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, the University of California… Read More


Marilyn King

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Former Olympian Marilyn King is an extraordinary speaker, providing business leaders and educators with the tools and skills they need to dig deep–and reach for the Gold! Through her keynotes, training and consulting Marilyn has been a prime example of applying skills learned in one arena (sports) and applying it elsewhere—in business, education and the pursuit of peace. King competed in the 1972 Munich and the 1976 Montreal Olympics in… Read More


Marc Kielburger

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

Leadership expert and youth guru, social entrepreneur Marc Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author and co-founder (with his brother Craig) of Free The Children. This international charity and educational partnership aims to assist young people in achieving to their fullest potential. Across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, Free The Children provides programs for more than 4000 youth groups and hundreds of thousands of young people.… Read More


Craig Kielburger

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

Social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist Craig Kielburger likes to give back to the world in as many ways as he can. It’s a trend he’s followed since co-founding Free The Children in 1995, at the age of 12. Today, Free The Children is the world’s leading youth-driven charity and Craig remains a full-time volunteer. The organization has come a long way from its humble beginnings… Read More


Samuel Jackson

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
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TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the most quoted and prolific actors of our time, Samuel L. Jackson has rewritten African Americans’ place in Hollywood through his unforgettable portrayals of strong intelligent characters. From Jules in Pulp Fiction to Marvel’s Nick Fury, Jackson has made permanent marks in pop culture with multiple roles. As a boy, he was afflicted with a debilitating stutter, and initially took up acting only at the urging of his… Read More


Doc Hendley

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
North Carolina, USA

Doc Hendley is a CNN Hero and President and founder of the organization Wine to Water. He brings his knowledge of civil and human rights, global affairs and empowerment to his inspirational presentations. The original concept of Wine to Water came from Hendley's experiences tending bar and playing music in nightclubs in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wanting to raise money to fight water related death and disease in a new way,… Read More


Bobby Seale

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Bobby Seale has become one of the last suriving architects of one of the most important social change movements in American and African-American history. The last fifteen years has seen the demise of several sixties radical left icons, (including Huey P. Newton, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Eldridge Cleaver, Kwame Toure and Dave Dellinger). Speaking together at some events, Bobby Seale and his wife Leslie take to the stage with their… Read More


Lawrence Otis Graham

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Lawrence Otis Graham is an authority on diversity in the workplace and the continuing need to rethink the way we view racism and class in the U.S. The Harvard educated lawyer became famous nationwide after going undercover as a busboy to expose racism and sexism at a popular country club. The experience resulted in a cover story for New York Magazine, one of Graham’s fourteen bestselling books - Member of… Read More


Ellen Goodman

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Alaska, USA

For decades, iconic columnist Ellen Goodman has shared her thoughts on the tumult of social change and its impact on families. Describing herself now as a “recovering journalist,” the Pulitzer Prize winner continues to drive conversation and alter perspectives through her work as a writer, speaker, commentator, and nonprofit leader. After managing several difficult decisions as her mother’s primary caregiver, Goodman founded The Conversation Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to… Read More


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