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Susan Burton

Prison Reform Activist, Executive Director of A New Way of Life & Author of "Becoming Ms. Burton"

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Susan Burton Biography

With decades of experience and expertise with the criminal justice system, first as a victim, then as an activist and advocate for the lives and communities of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people everywhere, Susan Burton is an inspiring and transformational speaker. Personal experience has taught Ms. Burton that incarceration is a tale of two systems: one in which some are granted grace and the other in which people are condemned. Ms. Burton aspired to offer her community in South Central Los Angeles the same resources and opportunities available to those in more affluent communities. Recognizing that racism, classism, and sexism governed the world Ms. Burton worked to create a more just system through the founding of A New Way of Life in 1998.

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) is dedicated to offering meaningful community-based resources that enhance and empower the lives and communities of those impacted by incarceration. From its humble beginnings providing safe, clean, long-term housing to 10 women out of a bungalow in Watts, California, ANWOL has expanded its services to offer pro bono legal services, family reunification support, leadership training, workforce development, and public policy advocacy. ANWOL has provided housing to over 1,200 formerly incarcerated women, helped reunite 400 women with their children, provided pro bono legal services to 3,400 community members with conviction histories, and more.

Ms. Burton has earned numerous awards and honors for her work. In 2010, she was named a CNN Top Ten Hero and received the prestigious Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a recipient of both the Encore Purpose Prize (2012) and the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award (2014). In 2015, on the 50th Anniversary of Selma and the Voting Rights Act, Ms. Burton was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of eighteen new civil rights leaders in the nation. Released in 2017, her memoir, "Becoming Ms. Burton," received a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in the category of Biography/Autobiography. "Becoming Ms. Burton" is also the recipient of the inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. In 2019, Ms. Burton received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Northridge.

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    Booking fees for Susan Burton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Susan Burton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Susan Burton 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 Susan Burton for your next private or corporate function.
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Susan Burton Biography

With decades of experience and expertise with the criminal justice system, first as a victim, then as an activist and advocate for the lives and communities of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people everywhere, Susan Burton is an inspiring and transformational speaker. Personal experience has taught Ms. Burton that incarceration is a tale of two systems: one in which some are granted grace and the other in which people are condemned. Ms. Burton aspired to offer her community in South Central Los Angeles the same resources and opportunities available to those in more affluent communities. Recognizing that racism, classism, and sexism governed the world Ms. Burton worked to create a more just system through the founding of A New Way of Life in 1998.

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) is dedicated to offering meaningful community-based resources that enhance and empower the lives and communities of those impacted by incarceration. From its humble beginnings providing safe, clean, long-term housing to 10 women out of a bungalow in Watts, California, ANWOL has expanded its services to offer pro bono legal services, family reunification support, leadership training, workforce development, and public policy advocacy. ANWOL has provided housing to over 1,200 formerly incarcerated women, helped reunite 400 women with their children, provided pro bono legal services to 3,400 community members with conviction histories, and more.

Ms. Burton has earned numerous awards and honors for her work. In 2010, she was named a CNN Top Ten Hero and received the prestigious Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a recipient of both the Encore Purpose Prize (2012) and the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award (2014). In 2015, on the 50th Anniversary of Selma and the Voting Rights Act, Ms. Burton was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of eighteen new civil rights leaders in the nation. Released in 2017, her memoir, "Becoming Ms. Burton," received a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in the category of Biography/Autobiography. "Becoming Ms. Burton" is also the recipient of the inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. In 2019, Ms. Burton received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Northridge.

Susan Burton Videos

  • Susan Burton on The DVF Awards
    The 2019 People's Voice DVF Award Honoree Susan Burton on the power of sharing our stories and paying it forward.
  • Susan Burton | TEDxCrossroadsSchool
    Criminal justice systems around the world, particularly in the United States, make it very difficult for women to live a normal life after...
  • Women and Incarceration: A Talk with Susan Burton • BRAVE NEW FILMS
    Prison activist Susan Burton is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that supports women out of prison. Referred to...

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  • How to book Susan Burton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Susan Burton for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Susan Burton, 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 Susan Burton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Susan Burton?

    Booking fees for Susan Burton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Susan Burton, 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 Susan Burton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Susan Burton 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 Susan Burton 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 Susan Burton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Susan Burton 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.

Susan Burton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Susan Burton for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Susan Burton generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Natasha Mwansa, Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Krista Suh, Jessica Raven and Bob Bland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Susan Burton for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Susan Burton Speaker Videos

  • Susan Burton on The DVF Awards
    The 2019 People's Voice DVF Award Honoree Susan Burton on the power of sharing our stories and paying it forward.
    Susan Burton | TEDxCrossroadsSchool
    Criminal justice systems around the world, particularly in the United States, make it very difficult for women to live a normal life after incarceration​. ​This can be attributed to the lack of...
  • Women and Incarceration: A Talk with Susan Burton • BRAVE NEW FILMS
    Prison activist Susan Burton is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that supports women out of prison. Referred to as a modern-day Harriet Tubman, Burton is the...

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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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