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Patty Wooten

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Patty Wooten RN is a successful nurse, a renowned international speaker, and an hilarious clown. With an extensive background in critical care, hospice, and home health, Patty set forth to express her love of nursing through the development of two fascinating clown characters; bold and bawdy Nancy Nurse and her whimsical, compassionate counterpart, Nurse Kindheart. From Miami to Madrid, from... read full bio

Jackson Katz

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Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional... read full bio

Dr. Inge Auerbacher

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Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany and spent three years between 7-10 years of age in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, about 1 percent survived. She remembers when the now famous childrens opera Brundibar was first written and performed while she was in Terezin. She tells her life story in three books; I... read full bio

Tanya Brown

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Tanya Brown is the youngest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson. Honoring Nicole's memory, her family founded The Nicole Brown Foundation, which is dedicated to educating communities on strategies for domestic violence prevention. Brown's involvement in the Foundation has included speaking and advocating to community groups, service organizations, schools, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and shelters, providing assistance to victims... read full bio

Richard Mohr

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Richard Mohr has written on social issues affecting gay and lesbian Americans. One of the country's leading advocates for lesbian and gay marriage, his essay Gay Basics" has been anthologized over thirty times. Richard is the author of "Gays/Justice: A Study of Ethics, Society, and Law"; "Gay Ideas: Outing and Other Controversies"; "A More Perfect Union"; and "The Long Arc... read full bio

Laganja Estranja

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Laganja Estranja (Jay Jackson) is a choreographer, drag queen, and cannabis activist based in Los Angeles, CA. She appeared on the television show RuPaul's Drag Race, and has gone on to travel the world as a drag performer, tour and choreograph with Miley Cyrus, and teach an international traveling dance school. She is a voice for LGBTQA rights, and speaks... read full bio

Marianne Neifert (Dr Mom)

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Nationally known as Dr. Mom, Marianne Neifert is an acclaimed motivational speaker who addresses sizzling topics on life balance and positive parenting for our hectic times. In addition to being a dynamic speaker, Marianne Neifert (Dr. Mom) is a renowned pediatrician, best-selling author, and medical educator, Marianne Neifert (Dr. Mom) is the mother of five adult children, all born... read full bio

Marc Klaas

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Marc Klaas, whose daughter Polly was abducted from her room during a sleepover, has been instrumental in the passage of state and federal anti-crime bills designed to increase the protection of children and the rights of crime victims. Marc Klaas is a national spokesperson and advocates for: anti-crime legislation; community based anti-crime programs; child safety education; prevention funding for at-risk... read full bio

Scott Murray

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Named Sportscaster of the Year seventeen times, Scott Murray has won two Emmy Awards for Best Sportscaster. As recipient of the Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, Scott Murray is Vice President of Public Affairs for Plains Capital and is author of Whatever It Takes. Scott Murray also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lone Star Film Festival, Dallas... read full bio

Richard Peck

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Richard Peck has written thirty novels, and is one of Americas most highly respected writers for the young. A versatile author, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his mysteries and coming-of-age novels. Mr. Peck spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries. Mr. Peck is... read full bio

Doctors Without Borders

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Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to... read full bio

Janus Adams

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With her groundbreaking What Do We Tell Our Children" essays, Adams deepens her commitment to improving the lives of children. Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, producer, and publisher, Janus Adams is the author of nine books and creator of the award-winning BackPax children's book-and-audio series. Her commentaries are featured on NPR, and her syndicated column is beginning its fourteenth year. Adams... read full bio

Byllye Avery

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A dreamer, visionary, and grassroots realist, Ms. Avery combines activism and social responsibility by developing a national forum for the exploration of health issues of African-American women. By gathering and documenting African-American women's health experiences she is providing a supportive atmosphere for African-American women. Prior to her entry into the health care arena, Ms. Avery taught special education to emotionally... read full bio

G. Sagmiller

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Girard Sagmiller is an author, trainer and speaker on the topic of dyslexia and the negative perceptions surrounding the disability. Sagmiller gives his audience a comprehensive presentation that details not only his own experiences, but also his own innovative techniques and skills used to overcome dyslexia. Through his strong passion and need to help he has become an activist and... read full bio

Patricia Wynn Brown

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Patricia Wynn Brown is an American performer, producer and author. She was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and survived. Now cancer free, Patricia helps to bring a smile to the faces of cancer patients. She relates with patients, admitting that losing her hair was first on her mind when dealing with the disease. Her book, Hair-A-Baloo: The Revealing Comedy and Tragedy... read full bio

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

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Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known world-wide as America's Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin Show on San Franciscos KSFO. He is one of Americas most eloquent speakers and his ability to extract life principles from the Bible and transmit them in an entertaining manner has brought countless numbers of Jews and Christians... read full bio

Beverly Whipple

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Dr. Beverly Whipple, a certified sex educator, sex counselor, and sex researcher, is the coauthor of the international bestseller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 19 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later. Her other books are Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to... read full bio

Greg Mortenson

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Greg Mortenson is most famous for his humanitarian work in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, promoting education and building schools, specifically for girls. He is also a professional speaker, writer, and is a former mountaineer. After a 70 day, failed attempt to climb the worlds second highest mountain, K2, Mortenson became lost while descending the mountain. Instead of arriving in Askole,... read full bio

Marie Da Silva

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Malawi-born 2008 CNN Hero award-winner Marie Da Silva lost 14 family members, including her father and two brothers, to AIDS. From halfway around the world as a nanny, she provides a place where the orphans can prosper - The Jacaranda School. Here more than 300 children, most of whom are AIDS orphans, receive porridge every morning and education, free of... read full bio

Valorie Burton

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She is the author of Listen to Your Life, Whats Really Holding You Back and Rich Minds, Rich Rewards. She coaches entrepreneurs who have created multi-million dollar businesses as well as executives, emerging entrepreneurs and professionals in 23 states, Canada and three European countries. Her greatest fulfillment comes when her clients, readers and audience members take action and make meaningful... read full bio



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