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Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg

The first person in America to ever be arrested for leaking top secret documents which became known as "The Pentagon Papers," that led to the end of the Vietnam War and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He is portrayed in the new Spielberg film "The Post." His books include:  Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002); and, Doomsday Machine: Confessions of A Nuclear War Planner (December, 2017), an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.

The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the NPR series, "Hidden Kitchens" "Lost & Found Sound," "The Sonic Memorial Project" and "The Hidden World of Girls (Girls and the Women They Become). They are authors, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More. Their podcast, "The Kitchen Sisters Present…" is part of the Radiotopia network from PRX. They are recipients of a 2017 James Beard Foundation Award (the Oscars of food) and a 2017 Webby!

Mark Mathabane

Mark Mathabane

Mark Mathabane, author of the international bestselling memoir,
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of A Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, challenges both blacks and whites to use the language of the African philosophy of Ubuntu to overcome the stereotypes, half-truths, misconceptions, and mistaken beliefs they have of each other so they can connect as human beings to achieve racial healing.

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Produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is based on the bestselling memoir by Loung Ung.

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Angelina Jolie speaks about "First They Killed My Father"

The film is based on Loung Ung's bestselling memoir • Netflix Release, September 2017

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Zainab Salbi - Author, TV Commentator & Founder of Women for Women International

At TED with "Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace"

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David A. Wilson, Journalist and Founder of theGrio.com, presents his MSNBC award-winning documentary in his lecture/film/conversation event.

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Temple Grandin - The world's most accomplished & well known adult with Autism & bestselling author.

At TED with "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"

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Ethan Nadelmann at TEDGlobal on Why We Need to End the War on Drugs

The founding director of Drug Policy Alliance's TEDGlobal talk with over 1.5 million views

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