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top speakers | Feb 14th, 2023

Your Fall '23 Events: Lavin's Top College Speakers for Orientation and Welcome Week

As the school year winds down, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your events for the Fall 2023 semester. Lavin’s speakers explore topics that matter to college audiences—from pop culture to inclusion to working through your climate anxiety—and inspire people of all ages to think more deeply.

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top speakers | Feb 9th, 2023

Asian-American Heritage Month: Our Dynamic Speakers on Diversity, Storytelling, and Leadership

This May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which offers us a chance to celebrate the immense contributions of AAPI communities and look to our future in a diverse, equal society. Lavin is proud to represent so many of the dynamic and brilliant voices exploring identity, culture, and leadership.

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top speakers | Feb 7th, 2023

Black History Month 2023: Celebrating Black Stories and Our Speakers' Contributions to Racial Justice

For Black History Month this February, we’d like to celebrate a few of the many Lavin speakers whose work year-round shows us how to honor the legacy and history of Black communities across America.

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top speakers | Feb 1st, 2023

Women's History Month 2023: Lavin's Top Speakers on Gender Equality and Beyond

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the amazing progress in women’s rights over the years, as well as the work being done today. With so many facets of gender equality to explore, Lavin can help you book the right speaker for your event to inspire leadership, growth and resilience.

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new book | Jan 30th, 2023

Roe v. Wade Helps Us Understand Our Current Moment: Mary Ziegler's Roe Is a "Must-Read" (Publishers Weekly)

This January marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which leading legal historian Mary Ziegler argues had repercussions far beyond abortion rights. In her new book, Mary explains how its ripple effects help us both understand and improve our political and social landscape.

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awards and honors | Jan 27th, 2023

Johann Hari’s New York Times Bestseller Named Porchlight's Business Book of the Year

Congrats to Lavin’s speaker Johann Hari for winning the 2022 Business Book of the Year for his New York Times bestseller Stolen Focus! Looking at hundreds of submissions, Porchlight says "he makes clear, we can renew our imaginations and inspire our collective energies to fight for the common good. Stolen Focus is, in many ways, the book we need right now.”

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speaker news | Jan 26th, 2023

Out Today! The 1619 Project Hulu Docuseries, Based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ #1 New York Times Bestseller

Nikole's highly anticipated 1619 Project Hulu docuseries is out today! Based on Nikole’s #1 New York Times bestselling book, The 1619 Project docuseries gives us a fuller understanding of our country’s past and present, and inspires us to join the fight for racial justice and a better future.

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speaker news | Jan 19th, 2023

Approaching Diversity with Humor and Storytelling: Wajahat Ali's Memoir Out in Paperback Next Week

The paperback version of Waj's memoir Go Back to Where You Came From comes out on January 24. It's a funny and deeply personal look into his experiences as a Pakistani-American Muslim, which makes diversity and inclusion broadly accessible and compelling to all audiences.

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speaker news | Jan 13th, 2023

Taking Control of Your Inner Voice: Psychologist Ethan Kross Featured in The New Yorker

For leaders, overthinking and negative self-talk can lead to decreased productivity. This is something that Ethan Kross, bestselling author of Chatter, is a leading expert in.

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new book | Jan 12th, 2023

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist: Bestselling Author Nic Stone Empowers the Next Generation

Nic makes her nonfiction debut this month with How to Be a (Young) Antiracist, a Young Adult adaptation of Ibram X. Kendi’s groundbreaking work, and a crucial guide to social justice for young readers.

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