Nia Speaker of Color Series
Through the Nia Speaker Series, we have addressed various topics including race, class, politics, resiliency, human kindness and acceptance, and incorporated a wide variety of industries including engineering, medicine, biotech, sports, politics, arts and education. Click here to see a compilation of our past speakers.
Please join us on February 8, 2023 for the 19th annual installment of the Nia Speaker of Color Series when Shereem Herndon-Brown and Timothy L. Fields, authors of The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions, will participate in an in-depth conversation on the differences, similarities and opportunities communities face as they navigate the many educational opportunities and decisions that exist in our current world.
Refreshments will be offered at 5:00 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Panel discussion begins at 6:00 pm
The event is open to the Head-Royce and Oakland/Bay Area communities. As a fundraiser for the Nia Endowed Scholarship Fund, tickets for the main discussion are available for a suggested donation of $25/adults and $10/students. Tickets to the post-panel book signing and reserved panel seating are available for $50 (includes copy of their book The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions.)
Past Nia Speakers
2022: Bisa Butler on Art and Representation (postponed until 2025)
2021: Kwame Alexander
2020: Angie Thomas
2019: Kevin Nichols
2018: Courageous Conversation with Glenn Singleton
2017: "Tech Talk: Unlocking the Color Code," featuring a panel of experts who discussed breaking barriers in the technology industry
2016: "Martin & Music," music and the spoken word of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Charles Holt and Gerald Rivers
2015: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love," an intimate evening with Roberta Flack
2014: “Rubbing Off” Allison Briscoe-Smith, Ph.D.
2013: An Evening with Anthony Robles, a three-time all-American wrestler born with only one leg
2012: "Instilling Hope in Our Children" featuring Sarah O'Neal Rush, great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington
2011: "A Tale of Acceptance" featuring Cheryl Kilodavis, author of My Princess Boy, and Monte Poole, sports reporter for the Oakland Tribune2010: "Diversity in the 21st Century" with Dr. Harry Edwards