Jamie Utt, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

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Born and raised in Western Colorado, Jamie Utt has had a commitment to truth seeking and justice from an early age.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College where he  dedicated his studies to conflict resolution and Middle Eastern Peace Studies.  His studies led him to travel the fragile Middle East as an advocate for justice and change.  While at Earlham, Jamie spearheaded and supported many social justice efforts and worked as a sexual assault survivor’s advocate in a nationally-recognized sexual violence response, awareness, and prevention program.

Education, though, has always been his passion, and Jamie knows first hand that education is truly the key civil rights issue of the 21st century.  He spent years teaching social studies on Chicago’s west side, helping empower young people to unleash their brilliance on the world that often overlooks them.  Jamie teaches that this nation's knowledge-based economy demands that we provide young people from all backgrounds and circumstances with the education and skills necessary to become groundbreaking advocates for change.  If we fail to help all young people develop their brilliance, the United States runs the risk of creating an even larger gap between the rich and the poor, which in turn threatens every effort toward justice in this country.  He is not a speaker who tells stories about the glory days; he understands that his actions are more important than his words...and that if you are not part of the solution, then you are the problem.

Since 2004, Jamie has been inspiring audiences all over the United States to combat prejudice, bigotry, and hate in all its forms.  One of the most dynamic new voices for change and inclusion today, his dynamic presentations have empowered thousands to take personal accountability for making this world a better place.