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2018 National Convention

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Booth: 1009 - Adobo-Fish-Sauce
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Strength of Doves
Cambodian and Puerto Rican poets Febo and Ricky celebrate culture in this cooking and poetry show (where they cook live on stage!) The aim of Adobo-Fish-Sauce is to find joy in the face of oppression, discussing racism, microaggressions, and more while also celebrating the cultures they come from. This show is perfect for student orientation, family weekend, and any campus searching for new ways to address these topics.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1009 - Aisha Fukushima
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Strength of Doves
Aisha uses rap and storytelling to address issues of diversity, including race gender and oppression. Her "Raptivism" has been performed around the world and allows students an interactive way to approach difficult subjects through beat making, discussion, and more.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1009 - Crystal Valentine
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Strength of Doves
Crystal Valentine's shows and workshops address intersectionality through a queer, black, womanist lens. She uses spoken word poetry and interactive workshops to explore these issues with students, ultimately encouraging and supporting them in finding voice for the experiences they have had both on and off campus.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1009 - Febo
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Strength of Doves
Watch spoken word poet Febo use personal narrative, poetry, and cooking to discuss race, oppression, and joy in this one hour long show or show/workshop combination. Febo is also a member of poetry duo Adobo-Fish-Sauce and can be booked with performance partner, Ricky, for a group show.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1009 - Janae Johnson
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Strength of Doves
Janae fuses her spoken word poetry with a background in Student Life. As a former Multicultural Director, Janae build trainings for students around diversity and expression within both Race and LGBTQIA+ programming. Her spoken word brings these conversations to campuses in an interactive and engaging format.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1009 - Paul Tran
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Strength of Doves
Paul Tran is a Title IX compliant performer and educator who approaches sexual assault from an LGBTQIA+ lens, specifically focusing on immigration, first generation college students, and trans identity.
Contact Info
Booking@strengthofdoves.com
(202) 744-0101
3634 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Booth: 1109 - Chrisette Michele
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Four Kings Productions
- Songwriting workshop - Being a black female business owner - Yoga for Peace - Curvy girls & Coily hair / Self Love and Acceptance - Social Media Growth for young business owners - How to be a Strong Black Woman - Yoga for vocalists (Yoga Voce) - Creating a live show - Surviving the current state of the nation with a sound mind - How to have peace
Contact Info
dougellison4k@gmail.com
(646) 918-2194
224-21 Merrick Blvd
Laurelton, NY 11413
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Aman Ali
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
I’m a Muslim – Ask Me Anything! Aman Ali was raised in Ohio and as he describes, he “was the only brown kid” in his school. As a result, he has spent his lifetime explaining his Muslim faith to others and has learned to do so with sensitivity, humor, and an open heart. If you or your students wonder what Islam is to a Muslim guy who now lives in New York City, who Muslims worship, what it is like to fast at Ramadan (even from a young age), what happens at the mosque, how dating works, why some Muslims don’t touch alcohol and some do, why Muslims come from many different ethnic backgrounds, how praying in a language he doesn’t speak fluently is important, and why Mecca is a goal for Muslims, THIS presentation (which is largely discussion) is for you! Aman playfully presents a quick course in Islam 101, then fields questions.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Amanda Costner – Family Friendly Comedy
Price Range: $1000-$1499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Amanda Costner is a comedic musician who hails from Oklahoma and bases out of the Twin Cities. Amanda has performed at Second City, Brave New Workshop, Looney Bin Comedy Club and bars & theaters throughout the midwest. Her comedic songs range from acoustic pop ballads about being a gay preacher’s daughter, to soul-comedy pieces on the pitfalls of relationships. Pulling her electric guitar out to showcase jazzy humorous tunes & bluesy songs about being poor, Amanda takes listeners on a laughter-filled ride of eclectic music stylings.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Amber Galloway Gallego
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
You may recognize Amber Galloway-Gallego as the pink-haired interpreter whose interpretation of Kendrick Lamar during Lollapalooza went viral last year. That same interpretation has been shared millions of times on Twitter, Tumbler, and Vine. She became a crowd favorite and was sought out from various people to find out about who she is and what she does. You can see more about that experience online during her interview with W. Kamau Bell on Totally Biased, also on Yahoos’ The Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth. She also was featured in RollingStone magazine. Even cooler was her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Sign Language Rap battle featuring a special guest Wiz Khalifa. Not only does her enthusiasm and passion come across in her interpretations but also in her talks about life and her profession.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Backtrack
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Founded in 2013, Backtrack is quickly defining themselves as a powerhouse a cappella group throughout their hometown, New York City, and beyond. This five member group performs a variety of music, with an emphasis on covers of today’s top pop music. The group won the 2016 YouTube Next Up competition and was described by Business Insider as one of the “34 up-and-coming YouTube stars you should be watching right now”.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Diversity Topic(s)

Booth: 1115, 1119 - Barry Brewer – Family Friendly Comedy
Price Range: $1000-$1499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Barry Brewer began his comedic career in 2001. He has since traveled the country and abroad performing at the nation’s top comedy clubs and colleges. As a stand up comedian, Barry has performed on a number of high profile platforms including television appearances on national networks, such as Comedy Central (Gabriel Iglesias Presents…), BET (Comic View) and TvOne (Who’s Got Jokes). His film experience includes: “The Parking Lot” and most recently “The Perfekt Plan” (2013) starring comedian Tommy Ford (Martin) in which he wrote, executive produced and starred. With his exceptional comedic style and relatable delivery, Barry Brewer is a star on the rise and one of Hollywood’s fresh, new entertainers to watch.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Bobby Jo Valentine
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Bobby Jo Valentine is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in San Francisco and is known for his honest, raw and lyrically strong sound. Bobby Jo is an influential part of the LGBT community, even performing as a headliner at San Diego Pride 2013.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Chantal Chamberland - Jazz Musician / Activist
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Whether it's crooning to tens of thousands at festivals such as the Toronto or Montreal International Jazz Festival or serenading crowds at discerning nightclubs and theaters across North America and abroad, Chantel's performances are poignant reminders of how intoxicating her on stage presence can be. Great entertainment option for pride event.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Delatorro McNeal - Leadership Speaker
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
DELATORRO L. MCNEAL, II is a Student Success Expert, Motivational Speaker & Best Selling Author. He is the President and CEO of CRUSH University. Delatorro earned his BA and MS degrees with honors in 5 years total, with a 4.0 GPA, and ZERO Student Loan Debt.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Hoan Do - Motivational Speaker & American Ninja Wa
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Hoan Do is a success coach, author, and competitor in American Ninja Warrior. From an early age, Hoan was conscious of the sacrifices his parents had made in their escape to the U.S. during the Vietnam War. With the tremendous pressure Hoan placed on himself, he found himself overwhelmed. His self-esteem reached an all- time low. He even contemplated suicide. He speaks at colleges sharing advice that helps students succeed in school and in life.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Jinahie
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Jinahie is an extraordinarily gifted Egyptian-American spoken word poet. Her lecture focuses on living authentically and includes stories from her own journey as an Egyption-American student on campus. Jinahie takes the passion evident in her poetry and puts it in a format students can relate to and learn from. A diverse range of subjects are represented in Jinahie’s work, as she displays a mastery of the art form with precision, skill and grace.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Joshua Fredenburg
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Joshua Fredenburg is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and leadership consultant. He provides expert advice on leadership, diversity, and healthy relationships. His approach is practical, engaging, applicable, inspiring, and dynamic! He has reached thousands of emerging and seasoned leaders across the nation as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and leadership trainer.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Kenneth "Xclusive" Paryo
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Xclusive makes appearances on network television and tours college campuses nationwide, combining his talent as a dancer with a charming sense of humor that always seems to loosen up even the stiffest of audiences and make even those of us who can’t dance bob our heads and smile. His act includes stories from his childhood that relate to diversity. Great entertainment option for Black History Month and other diversity events.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Kid Ace - Illusionist
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Kid Ace is an international illusionist who is recognized as one of magic’s rising stars. Great entertainment option for Black History Month or other diversity programming.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - KnowleDJ
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Most DJs are barely worth remembering­. KnowleDJ brings you a party to never forget. Other DJs spin music­ he does crazy-ish. Like really crazy. When’s the last time you heard an entire club sing the national anthem? Or had college girls, hipsters, thugs, and rednecks on the same dance floor screaming for more? It’s probably why he has such a massive following, from his residencies at top clubs in Vegas to over 50 cities. He headlines from coast to coast in more clubs in a year than other DJs spin in a lifetime.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Diversity Topic(s)

Booth: 1115, 1119 - Melissa Shoshahi
Price Range: $1000-$1499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand up comedienne and actress based in Los Angeles. Melissa knows no limits when it comes to comedy - culture, politics, race and gender are all fair game! Melissa also brings insight and humor regarding her own unique upbringing as a child of immigrant parents. Melissa's comedy show would be great entertainment for a Diversity Event.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Nash Fung – Magician & Mentalist
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Magician Nash Fung brings to you an ultimate performance mixing original magic, psychology, sharp humor & inspirational messages. His spectacular show begins with large-scale mind tricks that ALL students can participate in from their seats. During his act, Nash discusses cultural assimilation. He is great for Asian student groups and other diversity events.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Diversity Topic(s)

Booth: 1115, 1119 - Norman Ng
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
It’s the only show where you see Magician, Norman Ng, smash cell phones with a baseball bat and magically restore them; perform magic in 3D; cause drawings to bend and twist on their own; make objects appear under your seat; impale a card with a hockey stick and much more! The show features never before seen magic, laugh out loud comedic situations and the best part…it stars you the audience! During, “The Norman Magic Experience,” members from the audience get to take center stage. Audience members read each other’s minds, win cash prizes, and get to experience the magic first hand. The show is interactive, hilarious, and above all else, AMAZING.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Diversity Topic(s)

Booth: 1115, 1119 - OVEOUS – Poet/Lyricist
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
OVEOUS embodies brilliant lyricism with a powerful performance. Perhaps his greatest strength is that he was able to turn his brother’s suicide into a global mission for mental healing and the positive uplifting of all people he comes across with through his music and words. He’s earned standing ovations on HBO Def Jam, The Arsenio Hall Show, and has been a winner multiple times on “Showtime at the Apollo”. His now classic hit song “Mirror Dance” with Osunlade still rocks the core of your soul on the dance floor. As a poet he’s earned countless national titles and is one of few artists to be chosen by the US State Dept of Music to represent America this year on a world tour.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Panama Soweto - Spoken Word Poet and Speaker
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Panama Soweto is a performance writer, recording artist and educator. Soweto is a 2006 National Poetry Slam Champion. He is the co-founder of Slam Nuba, the 2011 National Poetry Slam Champions. The YouTube performance of his poem, Scott, is currently taught in schools in The U.S. and around the world. Panama challenges ideas about bullying, single-parenthood, sexual abuse, self-advocacy, and discrimination through his mastery of spoken word.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Rudy Francisco
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Rudy Francisco seeks to create work that promotes healthy dialogue, discourse and social change. Furthermore, Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry via coaching, workshops and performances at preparatory schools and community centers. Rudy is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, the 2010 San Diego Grand Slam Champion, the 2010 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion and the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Samson Koletkar – Timely Stand Up Comedy
Price Range: $1000-$1499
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
Samson Koletkar was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world's most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent's dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics - San Francisco.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Booth: 1115, 1119 - Tish Norman - Leadership Speaker
Price Range: $2500-$4999
Agency: Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group
With over 15 years of speaking experience, Tish has become a favorite among universities, associations and leadership conferences. Tish has several articles in collegiate publications and is a contributing author of two books, From Mediocre to Magnificent and Leading the Way, Stories of Inspiration and Leadership. Tish is a graduate of Kentucky State University, has a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and is currently a PhD pursuant in Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, where her research focuses on the intersections of memory and identity of Black sorority collegians. Having spoken in 44 states and 12 countries and despite her rigorous academic obligations, Tish still maintains an active speaking schedule, keynoting at dozens of organizations, campuses and collegiate conferences every year.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolismanagement.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
Diversity Topic(s)

Booth: 1117 - Daphnique Springs – Stand Up Comedy
Price Range: $1500-$2499
Agency: Metropolis Bookings
Multitalented comedienne, Daphnique Springs, is a Florida native living in LA who is bursting onto the comedy scene with wit and versatility. Intelligent and biting, Daphnique’s comedy is dark, honest, and still relatable. Ranging from personal experiences/subjects to social commentary, she has a unique blend of witty and pointed sarcasm which makes her a favorite among audiences. From the stage, Daphnique conveys ease and confidence that engages audiences and leads to an upredictable, unprecendentedly hilarious show. Springs has featured for Martin Lawrence (2015) and toured with Katt Williams on his “Born Again…Again Tour” (2014-2015), and has appeared in a variety of roles on popular primetime shows such as How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) and Laughs on FOX.
Contact Info
joyce@metropolisbookings.com
(877) 536-5374
PO Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
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