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Leading and Inspired Voice on Racial Justice, Author of the acclaimed I'm Still Here

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Leading and Inspired Voice on Racial Justice

Author of NYTimes' bestselling I'm Still Here

Executive Producer of The Next Question

Austin Channing Brown is a speaker, writer and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. She is the author of New York Times' bestselling I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - recently chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick - and the Executive Producer of web series The Next Question.

Her workshops and lectures are incisive, fun, disarming and transformative. By using an intentional mix of humor, pop-culture, story-telling, and audience engagement, she awakens people to the current realities of systemic racism and the everyday actions which allow racism to thrive. Austin evokes thought, feeling and action as she celebrates Blackness and the possibility of justice in our organizations and communities. Her book shot to the top 20 of Amazon’s bestsellers list, leading in its categories for months. I’m Still Here has received acclaim from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and more. It has also been featured in OnBeing, The Chicago Tribune, WNYC, The Religion News Service, with Shondaland declaring it, “[a] deeply personal celebration of blackness that simultaneously sheds new light on racial injustice and inequality while offering hope for a better future.” It was also selected as the book of the month for Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine book club.

As a media producer, Austin creates content that centers the experiences of Black women, dismantling the foundations of white supremacy. Her nationally-celebrated first season of The Next Question included Macarthur Genius Nikole Hannah-Jones, NYT bestselling authors Brene Brown, and Jasmine Guillory, and more. Alongside her co-creators Chi Chi Okwuand Jenny Booth Potter, the hosts examine complex topics affecting social justice while simultaneously celebrating the humanity of their guests.

Austin has a Bachelor of Arts in business management from North Park University as well as a Masters in Arts in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit. Austin’s professional career began in the non-profit sector including homelessness/housing, youth engagement, fund development, and church operations.

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Austin spoke to both our Atlanta gatherings in 2018. Her story is imbued with honesty, bravery, and vulnerability. She had a way of awakening us out of our unconsciousness and leading us into a greater awareness of systemic racism. That day was an impetus to take further our work toward racial justice. What a gift she is.

- Vinings Lake Church and Atlanta Becoming

Austin spoke to both our Atlanta gatherings in 2018. Her story is imbued with honesty, bravery, and vulnerability. She had a way of awakening us out of our unconsciousness and leading us into a greater awareness of systemic racism. That day was an impetus to take further our work toward racial justice. What a gift she is.

- Vinings Lake Church and Atlanta Becoming

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I'm Still Here : Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

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I'm Still Here : Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

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