On April 15, 2013, the city of Boston, Massachusetts was shaken by the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. During the city’s time of need, APB stood by the community as did many. Four years later, APB continues to stand by those affected by the tragedy, representing speakers who make us and others stronger.
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Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, APB speaker Sybrina Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens nationwide. Her dedication to make a change landed her on People magazine’s list of Top 25 Women Changing the World. Fulton’s goal is to end senseless shootings in America, like the one that took the life of her son.
APB speaker Steve Pemberton has uplifted many with his story of overcoming adversity against all odds and inspiring hope, determination and forgiveness. Following the success of his best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, Pemberton recently announced the book’s film adaptation.
APB speaker and New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore sits down with Oprah Winfrey for a thought-provoking conversation on SuperSoul Sunday. This program on OWN TV is meant to help viewers better understand themselves and the world around them. Hoping to instill clarity and open many eyes, Moore discusses the ideas of life discovery and purpose on his featured episode.
APB speakers Sybrina Fulton and Lezley McSpadden will speak at the Democratic National Convention as part of “Mothers of the Movement,” mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or while in the custody of police.
Based on APB Speaker Ron Suskind’s book of the same name, Life, Animated is an inspirational movie you won’t want to miss. Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated opens in select theaters on July 1st.
Known for her legendary role as “Maria” on Sesame Street, APB speaker Sonia Manzano will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.
As 2016 continues, let our agents at the American Program Bureau help you find the perfect speaker for your upcoming event for National Recovery, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse awareness month. In addition to the last six speakers we featured on our blog, here are six more.
Preparing for National Recovery, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Month in September? Let Our Speakers Help Say What’s on Your Mind
While it feels that 2016 has only just started, it’s time to start looking forward to the rest of the year. For example, have you thought about the next big event or conference in your industry? Thankfully, American Program Bureau already has. Today we’re sharing six of our reputable speakers who engage audiences with discussions on recovery, mental health, and substance abuse—perfect for October, National Mental Health Awareness Month.
APB speaker Kevin Powell recently announced his new blog series with Utne Reader to address race, gender, politics, and pop culture in America in Utne Reader’s new cover story, “Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?”