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Tonya Lewis Lee has been a creative presence in children's literature and production for almost 15 years. After transitioning from a career as a corporate lawyer, Lewis Lee joined up with Nickelodeon to produce interstitial programming for them featuring various artists including Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah. She also produced the documentary I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and series programming Miracle's Boys for Noggin/The N, eventually working with TVLand to produce the series That's What I'm Talking About, hosted by Wayne Brady, and then on to HBO where she wrote the screenplay for The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

Lewis Lee is an accomplished author, having co-written three children's books with her husband, Spike Lee: Please Baby Please (2002), Please Puppy Please (2004), and Giant Steps to Change the World (2011). She is also the co-author of the best-selling novel Gotham Diaries.

As spokesperson for the A Healthy Baby Begins with You infant mortality awareness campaign from the Office of Minority, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Lewis Lee has reached thousands of people with her message of health, wellness, and advocacy since 2007. She has travelled the United States speaking with students; healthcare providers; federal, state, and local government officials; academics and scholars; health agencies; pastors; and regular folk about what the infant mortality rates mean to the nation and what we can do to make them better. She also produced the film Crisis in the Crib: Saving our Nation's Babies for the Office of Minority Health.

Outspoken on the issues of women and race, Lewis Lee has appeared on national and local television and radio across the country. She has also served as a consultant to television news networks and Fortune 500 companies. She has also written for magazines such as Avenue, Gotham, O at Home, and Glamour, to which she contributed two campaign trail interviews (2007 and 2008) with Michelle Obama. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Avenue, Town and Country, New York Magazine, O, Essence, Ebony, NV Magazine, Redbook, Child, and New York Family Magazine. She has received numerous awards for her literary, production, and advocacy work.

Lewis Lee serves as Vice Chairman of the board of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a JD.

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Giant Steps to Change the World

Giant Steps to Change the World

Please, Baby, Please

Please, Baby, Please

Gotham Diaries

Gotham Diaries

Speaking Topics
  • Health: Closing the Gap on Health Disparities in the United States

    Through her work with the Office of Minority Health, Tonya Lewis Lee has spoken across the country about reducing US infant mortality rates, specifically focusing on the disparity between the rates at which black babies die versus white babies – a two to one ratio. Lee discusses raising awareness around the issue of health disparities in the United States. She explores such questions as: What are the causes? What can we do to bring down these staggering rates?

  • Creativity: Trusting in the Creative Process

    Tonya Lewis Lee left a legal career and went on to become a television producer, co-author of several children's books, and author of an adult novel. Making the transition from a standard practice to embracing a full, fun, creative life can be scary but it has its rewards. Lee will share her guiding principles, her "up" moments and her "down" moments, as she made her own transition and continues to push the boundaries.

  • Activism: Showing Up is the First Step

    When called upon by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in 2007, Tonya Lewis Lee took that first step toward raising awareness on an issue that became a passion for her and the team of people she worked with. Through a Pre-conception Peer Education Training program, Lee and OMH have fueled a movement about winning back the civil right to a healthy life. In this discussion she talks about how she and OMH set out to create a program for college students nationwide, sharing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices for their own sake and for the sake of future generations.

  • I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. the Board of Education

    In the presentation of the documentary film I Sit Where I Want, Tonya Lewis Lee discusses the process of engaging Buffalo, New York, high school students in a conversation about race, segregation, integration, and what it all means to their lives. Through the eyes of nearly a dozen students of different ethnic backgrounds, the film takes a journey to understand why these kids at a racially mixed school segregate at lunchtime in the cafeteria. It is the age-old question: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? At first glance the answers may seem simple, but as we get to know the students and their environments we come to realize that the issues of why people choose to self segregate can be more complex than we initially thought. Whatever the reasons, the world is a better place if we face our fears, mix it up and try something new. The students in the film come away from their experience understanding the importance of becoming aware of their actions and with a feeling that cross-cultural exchange makes for a better, more productive world.

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Tonya Lewis Lee

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Tonya Lewis Lee Biography

Tonya Lewis Lee has been a creative presence in children's literature and production for almost 15 years. After transitioning from a career as a corporate lawyer, Lewis Lee joined up with Nickelodeon to produce interstitial programming for them featuring various artists including Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah. She also produced the documentary I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and series programming Miracle's Boys for Noggin/The N, eventually working with TVLand to produce the series That's What I'm Talking About, hosted by Wayne Brady, and then on to HBO where she wrote the screenplay for The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

Lewis Lee is an accomplished author, having co-written three children's books with her husband, Spike Lee: Please Baby Please (2002), Please Puppy Please (2004), and Giant Steps to Change the World (2011). She is also the co-author of the best-selling novel Gotham Diaries.

As spokesperson for the A Healthy Baby Begins with You infant mortality awareness campaign from the Office of Minority, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Lewis Lee has reached thousands of people with her message of health, wellness, and advocacy since 2007. She has travelled the United States speaking with students; healthcare providers; federal, state, and local government officials; academics and scholars; health agencies; pastors; and regular folk about what the infant mortality rates mean to the nation and what we can do to make them better. She also produced the film Crisis in the Crib: Saving our Nation's Babies for the Office of Minority Health.

Outspoken on the issues of women and race, Lewis Lee has appeared on national and local television and radio across the country. She has also served as a consultant to television news networks and Fortune 500 companies. She has also written for magazines such as Avenue, Gotham, O at Home, and Glamour, to which she contributed two campaign trail interviews (2007 and 2008) with Michelle Obama. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Avenue, Town and Country, New York Magazine, O, Essence, Ebony, NV Magazine, Redbook, Child, and New York Family Magazine. She has received numerous awards for her literary, production, and advocacy work.

Lewis Lee serves as Vice Chairman of the board of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a JD.

Tonya Lewis Lee Videos

  • Healthy You Now with Tonya Lewis Lee - YouTube
  • Mocha Manual Moms: Tonya Lewis Lee Talks Baby Weight, Birth ...
  • Tonya Lewis Lee Interview - YouTube

Tonya Lewis Lee Books

Tonya Lewis Lee Speaking Topics

  • Health: Closing the Gap on Health Disparities in the United States

    Through her work with the Office of Minority Health, Tonya Lewis Lee has spoken across the country about reducing US infant mortality rates, specifically focusing on the disparity between the rates at which black babies die versus white babies – a two to one ratio. Lee discusses raising awareness around the issue of health disparities in the United States. She explores such questions as: What are the causes? What can we do to bring down these staggering rates?

  • Creativity: Trusting in the Creative Process

    Tonya Lewis Lee left a legal career and went on to become a television producer, co-author of several children's books, and author of an adult novel. Making the transition from a standard practice to embracing a full, fun, creative life can be scary but it has its rewards. Lee will share her guiding principles, her "up" moments and her "down" moments, as she made her own transition and continues to push the boundaries.

  • Activism: Showing Up is the First Step

    When called upon by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in 2007, Tonya Lewis Lee took that first step toward raising awareness on an issue that became a passion for her and the team of people she worked with. Through a Pre-conception Peer Education Training program, Lee and OMH have fueled a movement about winning back the civil right to a healthy life. In this discussion she talks about how she and OMH set out to create a program for college students nationwide, sharing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices for their own sake and for the sake of future generations.

  • I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. the Board of Education

    In the presentation of the documentary film I Sit Where I Want, Tonya Lewis Lee discusses the process of engaging Buffalo, New York, high school students in a conversation about race, segregation, integration, and what it all means to their lives. Through the eyes of nearly a dozen students of different ethnic backgrounds, the film takes a journey to understand why these kids at a racially mixed school segregate at lunchtime in the cafeteria. It is the age-old question: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? At first glance the answers may seem simple, but as we get to know the students and their environments we come to realize that the issues of why people choose to self segregate can be more complex than we initially thought. Whatever the reasons, the world is a better place if we face our fears, mix it up and try something new. The students in the film come away from their experience understanding the importance of becoming aware of their actions and with a feeling that cross-cultural exchange makes for a better, more productive world.

  • Personal Activism

FAQs on booking Tonya Lewis Lee

  • How to book Tonya Lewis Lee?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tonya Lewis Lee for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tonya Lewis Lee, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tonya Lewis Lee or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tonya Lewis Lee?

    Booking fees for Tonya Lewis Lee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tonya Lewis Lee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tonya Lewis Lee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tonya Lewis Lee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tonya Lewis Lee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tonya Lewis Lee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tonya Lewis Lee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tonya Lewis Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tonya Lewis Lee for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Tonya Lewis Lee generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Victoria Rowell, Wes Moore, Malaak Compton, Geoffrey Canada and Alvin Poussaint. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tonya Lewis Lee for an upcoming event.

Tonya Lewis Lee Speaker Videos

  • Healthy You Now with Tonya Lewis Lee - YouTube
    Mocha Manual Moms: Tonya Lewis Lee Talks Baby Weight, Birth ...
  • Tonya Lewis Lee Interview - YouTube

Tonya Lewis Lee Speaking Topics

  • Health: Closing the Gap on Health Disparities in the United States

    Through her work with the Office of Minority Health, Tonya Lewis Lee has spoken across the country about reducing US infant mortality rates, specifically focusing on the disparity between the rates at which black babies die versus white babies – a two to one ratio. Lee discusses raising awareness around the issue of health disparities in the United States. She explores such questions as: What are the causes? What can we do to bring down these staggering rates?

  • Creativity: Trusting in the Creative Process

    Tonya Lewis Lee left a legal career and went on to become a television producer, co-author of several children's books, and author of an adult novel. Making the transition from a standard practice to embracing a full, fun, creative life can be scary but it has its rewards. Lee will share her guiding principles, her "up" moments and her "down" moments, as she made her own transition and continues to push the boundaries.

  • Activism: Showing Up is the First Step

    When called upon by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in 2007, Tonya Lewis Lee took that first step toward raising awareness on an issue that became a passion for her and the team of people she worked with. Through a Pre-conception Peer Education Training program, Lee and OMH have fueled a movement about winning back the civil right to a healthy life. In this discussion she talks about how she and OMH set out to create a program for college students nationwide, sharing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices for their own sake and for the sake of future generations.

  • I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. the Board of Education

    In the presentation of the documentary film I Sit Where I Want, Tonya Lewis Lee discusses the process of engaging Buffalo, New York, high school students in a conversation about race, segregation, integration, and what it all means to their lives. Through the eyes of nearly a dozen students of different ethnic backgrounds, the film takes a journey to understand why these kids at a racially mixed school segregate at lunchtime in the cafeteria. It is the age-old question: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? At first glance the answers may seem simple, but as we get to know the students and their environments we come to realize that the issues of why people choose to self segregate can be more complex than we initially thought. Whatever the reasons, the world is a better place if we face our fears, mix it up and try something new. The students in the film come away from their experience understanding the importance of becoming aware of their actions and with a feeling that cross-cultural exchange makes for a better, more productive world.

  • Personal Activism

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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