#ACPA18 Speakers

 Robin DiAngeloRobin DiAngelo Robin DiAngelo focuses on critical racial and social justice education. Robin’s work focuses on white fragility and her most recent work is titled White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Read more.
 Dr. Adrienne Keene
Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) is a Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist, and is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. She is the creator and author of Native Appropriations, a blog discussing cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in fashion, film, music, and other forms of pop cultureRead more.
 Tanaya WinderTanaya Winder
Tanaya Winder is a noted writer, educator, and speaker. Tanaya is from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. Her work focuses on various expressions of love, heartwork, and believes everybody has a gift they were placed on this planet to share. Read more.
 Melissa Fleming Jeff Chang
Jeff Chang  is the author of We Gon’ Be Alright, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and Who We Be. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Read more.
 Melissa FlemingMelissa Fleming
Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and travels to war zones and refugee camps to give voice to the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes. She is a frequent contributor for The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. Read more.
 Jonathan HigginsJonathan Higgins
Jonathan Higgins is known for his activism and work with people of color, LGBTQ storytelling, and work with other marginalized communities. Jonathan serves as Campus Pride’s Curriculum Educator, and was named a Top 100 LGBTQ Emerging Leader by the National Black Justice Coalition. Read more.
 Cristina JimenezCristina Jiménez Cristina Jiménez is the Executive Director and Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States. Cristina and UWD have been on the forefront of advocating for the needs of Dreamers and undocumented communities. Read more.
 Z Nicolazzo Z Nicolazzo (@trans_killjoy) is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education and faculty association the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University. Z’s work and research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with particular attention paid to trans* college students. Read more.