Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner is a Sag Award-winning actress, activist, and producer whose credits include “Orange Is the New Black,” “Equity,” and “Egg.” A member of Resistance Revival Chorus, Alysia is on the board of the Geena Davis Institute for Gender Equality…

Dr. Salamishah Tillet

Dr. Salamishah Tillet is a cultural critic, scholar, and activist. The Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, she is a critic at large for The New York Times and author of In Search of the…

Julissa Arce

Julissa Natzely Arce Raya is an activist, writer, and producer. She is producing the TV adaption of her bestselling memoir My Underground American Dream and her third book, You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation, is…

Susie Banikarim

Susie Banikarim is an award-winning journalist, director, producer, and media strategist. A veteran of both television and digital media, she is a frequent speaker and panelist on the state of media, storytelling, and inclusivity.

Casey Legler

Casey Legler is a reformed bad-boy, Olympian, New York Times-featured author, activist and ground-breaking nonbinary model. Legler is the author of the best-selling memoir Godspeed, and their writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vogue and New York.

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Lauren Zalaznick

Lauren Zalaznick has devoted her career in media to transforming the cultural landscape. Most recently Chairman, Entertainment & Digital Networks at Comcast/NBCUniversal, she currently advises leading media companies and curates The LZ Sunday…

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Kamilah Forbes

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

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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 company.

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Mary Kathryn Nagle

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and playwright (Manahatta). 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…

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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 served as deputy political editor at NBC News Digital and has also worked for AP,…