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David Shipler

David Shipler

The veteran New York Times journalist is author of seven books including: the New York Times bestseller The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword and Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America, among others. He addresses a range of critical issues from poverty to free speech to civil liberties, and more.

TRANSparency: A Panel of 3 Trans Writers

TRANSparency: A Panel of 3 Trans Writers

TRANSparency Speaking Our Truths is a Panel Conversation with three Trans Survivors of Domestic and Cultural Assault Featuring Contributors of the book Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Edited by Lexie Bean. The book is a "50 Best LGBT Books of 2018" selection by Autostraddle.com. The panel takes audiences beyond stereotypes to meet real people and share real stories, to humanize and foster and understanding of the reality of being trans. 


Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

The most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.  The bestselling author, innovator & animal scientist was subject of the HBO feature film “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Danes. Her TED Talk "The World Needs All Kinds Of Minds," has been viewed almost 5 million times. Dr. Grandin is sought after globally to speak about her experiences with autism, cattle handling and the humane treatment of animals. She has been featured widely in the global media. Time Magazine named her one of the world's 100 most influential people.

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First They Killed My Father - Netflix Film Trailer

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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"Meeting DAVID WILSON" trailer for film shown with "HOW TO TALK ABOUT RACE WITHOUT STARTING A RIOT," on race relations & being a part of the solution

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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#Me Too, Now What? with Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi hosts a national primetime five-part series on PBS beginning Friday, February 2 at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT

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