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Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As the Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press at the City University of New York; former Executive Director of Women, Action and the Media (WAM!), an organization committed to achieving gender justice in the media; former Executive Director of YTH; the former TED Prize Storyteller; and former President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade.

As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Guardian, Elle, Teen Vogue, CNN, BBC, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s currently writing a book about Beyoncé and feminism. Jamia has presented at events such as TED Women, Netroots Nation, and Facing Race, and travels across the U.S. and beyond to college campuses to talk about race, feminism, spirituality, leadership, and much more.

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Kwain Bryant

Kwain Bryant is a keynote presenter, program developer, and training specialist with Empowerment Exchange, and a “Catalyst for Positive Change” that inspires everyone to reach their full potential. Mr. Bryant presents at local, regional, and national levels. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University.

Kwain brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of topics related to empowering people to reach their full potential. His approach to working with young people is underscored by a belief that every individual and family can take an active role in shaping their own lives and creating their desired future. As a highly sought-after national speaker and trainer, Mr. Bryant is known for his energetic and enthusiastic presentations. He believes that knowledge is power, but enthusiasm is the switch that turns it on.