a leader in the global LGBTI rights movement for over 25 years, co-founder of the Council for Global Equality and founder of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Daphne Muse: a writer, social commentator, educator, and poet. Daphne recently gave readings at U.C. Berkeley, the Commonwealth Club, University of Baltimore and to archivists at the Library of Congress from her almost 4,000 letter collection, “The Daphne Muse Letter Collection: Correspondence Documenting Black History and Culture Across the Diaspora 1898 to 2019.”
Anna Rabkin: Author and former Berkeley City Auditor, an elected office she held for 15 years, helping to launch both a citywide recycling program and the Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service, a community mediation program. Anna Rabkin is a Holocaust survivor, chronicling her story in From Krakow to Berkeley: Coming out of Hiding.
Josie Ramos: is a founding member of Rise Up, which began in 2009, invests in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements, and activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world, benefitting 115 million girls, youth, and women across the world.