Black Liberation

Activism & Humanitarianism Angela Davis

For decades, Angela Davis has fought racism, economic oppression, and unjust criminalization—unflinchingly defending the poor and imprisoned when few others would. Today, she speaks on how we can challenge racism by standing up to it in every avenue it appears in society.

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Literature Angie Thomas

In her eagerly anticipated prequel to The Hate U Give, chart-topping author Angie Thomas offers a searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. Concrete Rose hits shelves on January 12th, 2021.

Harness Your Inner Voice

Psychology Ethan Kross

In his debut book Chatter, acclaimed psychological scientist and new Lavin speaker Ethan Kross shows us how we can transform our inner voice—from critic to coach. Dubbed a “masterpiece” by Angela Duckworth, the world’s leading expert on grit, Chatter hits shelves everywhere January 26th, 2021.

Dismantling White Supremacy

Politics & Society Kathleen Belew

The Lavin Agency’s newest speaker, Kathleen Belew, is an award-winning historian exploring the damaging effects of the White Power movement on American democracy. In her electrifying talks, as well as her book Bring the War Home, she reveals how understanding our violent history of white supremacy is the key to preventing future danger.

Policing the Police

Race Jelani Cobb

Against the backdrop of a pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black people, the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police sparked a renewed push for racial justice and calls for change. In his recently released documentary Policing the Police 2020, FRONTLINE correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, Jelani Cobb examines the realities of race and policing in America.

Black Liberation

Activism & Humanitarianism Angela Davis

For decades, Angela Davis has fought racism, economic oppression, and unjust criminalization—unflinchingly defending the poor and imprisoned when few others would. Today, she speaks on how we can challenge racism by standing up to it in every avenue it appears in society.

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The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.  It’s rare that...

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Psychology
Ethan Kross

Leading Expert on the Conscious Mind | Author of Chatter

Social Justice
Kathleen Belew

Historian and Author of Bring the War Home

Happiness & Wellness
James Nestor

New York Times bestselling author of Breath

Mental Health
Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist | Bestselling Author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Entrepreneurship
Marcus Bullock

Founder and CEO of Flikshop | Justice Reform Advocate | TED Speaker

Politics & Society
Yaël Eisenstat

Former CIA Officer | Former Special Advisor to the White House | Visiting Fellow, Cornell Tech

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