Speak Out

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Speak Out - Institute for Democratic Education and Culture "is the country's only national non-profit organization that promotes progressive voices on campuses and in communities. Committed to social, political, cultural and economic justice, Speak Out encourages critical and imaginative thinking about domestic and international issues through artistic and educational forums nationwide. Speak Out works with 200 speakers and artists who represent the breadth of social movements as well as critically-acclaimed exhibits and films which inform and empower young people to take action for positive social change." [1]

"Founded in 1990, Speak Out is a project of the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization." [2]


Accessed August 2007: [3]



Campus Advisory Board

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  • Deirdra Almeida, Director of American Indian Studies, Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA
  • Ricardo Ariza, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University, Omaha NE
  • Michael Benitez, Jr., Director, Office of Intercultural Development, Lafayette College, Easton PA
  • Maria Camilon Price, Coordinator for Activities and Organizations, Pierce College, Lakewood WA
  • Camila Curtis-Contreras, undergraduate student (biology major), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA
  • Melody Gee, professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Terrence Mitchell, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity, Alleghany College, Meadville PA
  • Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Director, HLC Student Services, University of Minnesota, Duluth MN
  • Sara C. Sutler-Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue WA
  • Jeff Stepp, Student Activities Coordinator, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Leonard Valdez, Director, Multicultural Center, California State University, Sacramento CA
  • Denise Witzig, Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga CA


Web: http://www.speakersandartists.org

Resources and articles

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  1. Home Page, Speak Out, accessed August 30, 2007.
  2. About Us, Speak Out, accessed August 30, 2007.
  3. About Us, Speak Out, accessed August 30, 2007.