Today on International Women’s Day and throughout Women’s History Month, we honor all women. The brave and bold, the leaders, innovators, mothers, daughters and sisters, the ones who speak up for those whose voices can’t be heard. Every day, many of these powerful women from different backgrounds enact change through compelling speeches made possible by APB.
During the 1970’s, APB speaker Cleve Jones pioneered the gay liberation movement alongside such historical figures as Harvey Milk. He recounts his life-long experience with human rights activism in his memoir When We Rise, the book that inspired ABC’s new mini-series of the same name.
Based on APB Speaker Ron Suskind’s book of the same name, Life, Animated is an inspirational movie you won’t want to miss that has now been nominated for an Oscar for Documentary Feature! Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated has been playing in select theaters across the country.
From journalists to authors to lifetime civil rights activists who knew Martin Luther King Jr. personally, APB speakers told audiences why it is important to keep discussing Dr. King’s legacy. In events nationwide, APB speakers shared ways to commemorate Dr. King today, how far the civil rights movement has come, and most importantly, how far it still has to go.
While every MLK day and Black History Month are important, this year’s commemoration is especially significant following the changing tides in American history. American Program Bureau (APB), founded in 1965, is honored to have worked with Rev. King and many of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement from that time to the present.
We care about not only pleasing the audience during a keynote speech, but making a genuine impact on others to change the world for the better. With a new year upon us, our APB speakers are sharing their thoughts on how to take action and improve well-being.
A long time APB speaker, Larry King is an expert at communicating with others. So, what are King’s tips, tricks, advice as an icon? He shares 9 lessons on mastering communication.
Known for his blog Wait But Why, APB speaker Tim Urban understands how to capture an audience’s attention. Urban will be speaking at HubSpot’s #Inbound16, an event meant to inspire and educate marketing leaders as well as help transform their businesses. Last year, there was over 14,000 attendees and even more are expected to participate this year!
With Election Day coming soon, the 2016 Presidential campaigns have been stealing headlines. Trump and Clinton faced off in three debates, yet many are still questioning who they are voting for. We asked some speakers the following question: “What are the important issues surrounding millennials in the 2016 election?”
APB speaker Tawakkol Karman, a human rights activist and Nobel Laureate, was awarded the 2016 Freedom Award by the US National Civil Rights Museum. This award is granted to individuals who have contributed to civil and human rights around the world and to those who have paved the way for future leaders and movements. Past winners include Nelson Mandela, former President Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.