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Nate Howard

Professional Speaker and Teacher

Nate Howard is a professional speaker, poet, educator, and social entrepreneur based in San Diego, California. In May 2013, Nate made the front page of the LA Times for sparking a movement against racial profiling after 79 LAPD officers shut down his event as a student at USC. Realizing someone was attempting to tell his story, he founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that creates curriculum to help young people discover their story through poetry. With the mission of “tell your story before they do,” the program has directly impacted thousands of students in San Diego, including those at the Monarch School, which serves students impacted by homelessness. Nate combines mindfulness practices with poetry and character development as an advocate for social-emotional learning in public schools. In February 2016, Nate was selected by NBC as one of the top 28 black leaders in the nation under 28. He was also featured on The Today Show as one of the “Best and Brightest: Game Changers Making History.” You can find more about Nate at

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