Conference Speakers & Workshop Facilitators

Keynote Speakers

Banquet Keynote: Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author, and colorful commentator. Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st century America. Currently, Dr. Malveaux is the Honorary Co-Chair of the Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute as well as The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC.



Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer.  Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education. Dr. Hill is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.


Saturday Plenary Keynote: Lasana Hotep

Lasana Omar Hotep is a consultant, educator, and researcher committed to providing insight and practical strategies in the arenas of student development, cultural awareness, Hiphop history, and organizational efficiency.  He uses the mediums of public speaking, workshop facilitation, panel discussions, writing, and one-on-one consultation to communicate his expertise, scholarship, and problem-solving strategies.