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Kamilah Forbes

Kamilah Forbes is an award-winning director and producer for theater and television. She currently serves as the Executive Producer at the World-Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, and recently directed the adaptation of Between the World and…

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer known for the one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel and her current show Sell/Buy/Date. She recently launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment…

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Mary Kathryn Nagle

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and playwright. She is a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the right of Indian Nations to protect against domestic violence and sexual…

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Kara Kearns

Kara Kearns is director of the media portfolio at Emerson Collective. Previously, she was publisher of a magazine startup, and director of operations at Politico. Kara was deputy political editor at NBC News Digital and has worked for AP, MSNBC and…

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Sarah Kate Ellis

Sarah Kate Ellis is the president and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s most visible LGBTQI organization and media advocacy group. She is a frequent commentator on LGBTQI issues and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, as well as in print and online outlets.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator and writer. An NBC News and MSNBC contributor, she was a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force and the Ferguson Commission. Her book We Are Like Those Who Dream is…

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Mariam Ehrari

Mariam Ehrari is a social impact and political organizer. A cofounder of the Women’s March, she worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign as well as with Girls Who Code, Harness and Participant Media. She currently attends law school at Fordham…

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Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor and columnist at Slate, where she also hosts their podcast "Amicus," about law and the Supreme Court. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker and The Washington Post, among…

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Black / Iranian visual artist whose work addresses the oppressive experiences of marginalized people. She has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, the New Yorker and Time and is the author of Stop Telling Women to…

Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister is writer-at-large for New York and author of three books, including New York Times bestsellers Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies. She has contributed to The New Republic, Salon, The Nation and The New York Times, among others.