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Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education.

He’s the host of the iHeartMedia podcast Spit, wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black, and serves on the boards of BUILD and the Brooklyn Public Library.

Baratunde makes media, delivers keynotes, and promotes action with his unique blend of criticism, humor, and optimism.

He’s most invested in topics of race, technology, democracy, and climate because the hard stuff has already been solved.

Arjun Singh Sethi, is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, professor, and editor of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out.

Sethi is a legislative counsel/policy advisor in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office.

He also works on national security and privacy-related issues, including watchlisting, governmental discrimination, and overseas and domestic surveillance.

His writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He is a graduate of NYU Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.