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Obie Anthony

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate & California Exoneree

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Obie Anthony Biography

Obie Anthony’s journey is a testament to how an individual can overcome adversity through service, perseverance and hope. Born in Missouri, and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony’s life took a turn when he was accused of murder in 1994 at just 19 years old. He was wrongfully convicted, given a life sentence and spent the next 17 years in prison, all the while maintaining his innocence. Through the assistance of the Northern California Innocence Project and the Project of the Innocent at Loyola Law School working tirelessly on his behalf, Anthony was able to prove his innocence and was exonerated in 2011.

Since his release, Anthony has worked vigorously to raise awareness of the plight of the wrongfully conviction and help exonerees get back on their feet. With the absence of state and federal funding to allow exonerees assimilation into society, one of Anthony’s first accomplishments was to advocate legislation to benefit the wrongly convicted. California AB 672, enacted in 2015 and now known as Anthony’s Law, requires that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Motor Vehicles ensure that all eligible exonerees have valid identification cards.

Anthony also recognized and experienced a flaw in our judicial system—once released, exonerees have no access to transitional services that ease their integration into society. It’s as if the conviction never happened and suddenly they are thrust into a world for which they have no skills make beneficial societal contributions. To fill that gap, Anthony created the non-profit organization, Exonerated Nation. Its mission is to provide job training and placement, healing resources to deal with the mental health issues that can arise out of the prison experience, care packages and leadership training for exonerees.

Anthony has been a highly visible proponent of the wrongful conviction movement. He has been featured on KCET-TV (PBS) and TLC, Here and Now (NPR), as well as numerous newspaper and electronic media outlets nationally. He is a much sought after speaker, having presented before Google, Pepperdine University, UCLA, and Long Beach University among others.

Anthony embodies the concept that the past does not influence one’s future. His determination to uplift the wrongfully convicted by sharing his story and championing the cause has only opened more doors and raised awareness for a segment of our society that can no longer be overlooked.

Anthony is married to Denise Anthony and resides in St. Louis, MO.

Speaking Topics
  • Mental health implications of wrongful conviction; Restorative justice and wrongful conviction; Legal implication of wrongful conviction and exoneration; Wrongful conviction as a human rights issue; Creating Pathways for the Formerly Incarcerated

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  • What are the speaker fees for Obie Anthony

    Speaking fees for Obie Anthony, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Obie Anthony are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Obie Anthony, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Obie Anthony speak about?

    Obie Anthony is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Mental Health, Motivation, Non Profit, Personal Growth, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Obie Anthony travel from?

    Obie Anthony generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Obie Anthony’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Obie Anthony for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Obie Anthony for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Obie Anthony or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Criminal Justice Reform Advocate & California Exoneree

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Obie Anthony Biography

Obie Anthony’s journey is a testament to how an individual can overcome adversity through service, perseverance and hope. Born in Missouri, and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony’s life took a turn when he was accused of murder in 1994 at just 19 years old. He was wrongfully convicted, given a life sentence and spent the next 17 years in prison, all the while maintaining his innocence. Through the assistance of the Northern California Innocence Project and the Project of the Innocent at Loyola Law School working tirelessly on his behalf, Anthony was able to prove his innocence and was exonerated in 2011.

Since his release, Anthony has worked vigorously to raise awareness of the plight of the wrongfully conviction and help exonerees get back on their feet. With the absence of state and federal funding to allow exonerees assimilation into society, one of Anthony’s first accomplishments was to advocate legislation to benefit the wrongly convicted. California AB 672, enacted in 2015 and now known as Anthony’s Law, requires that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Motor Vehicles ensure that all eligible exonerees have valid identification cards.

Anthony also recognized and experienced a flaw in our judicial system—once released, exonerees have no access to transitional services that ease their integration into society. It’s as if the conviction never happened and suddenly they are thrust into a world for which they have no skills make beneficial societal contributions. To fill that gap, Anthony created the non-profit organization, Exonerated Nation. Its mission is to provide job training and placement, healing resources to deal with the mental health issues that can arise out of the prison experience, care packages and leadership training for exonerees.

Anthony has been a highly visible proponent of the wrongful conviction movement. He has been featured on KCET-TV (PBS) and TLC, Here and Now (NPR), as well as numerous newspaper and electronic media outlets nationally. He is a much sought after speaker, having presented before Google, Pepperdine University, UCLA, and Long Beach University among others.

Anthony embodies the concept that the past does not influence one’s future. His determination to uplift the wrongfully convicted by sharing his story and championing the cause has only opened more doors and raised awareness for a segment of our society that can no longer be overlooked.

Anthony is married to Denise Anthony and resides in St. Louis, MO.

Obie Anthony Speaking Topics

  • Mental health implications of wrongful conviction; Restorative justice and wrongful conviction; Legal implication of wrongful conviction and exoneration; Wrongful conviction as a human rights issue; Creating Pathways for the Formerly Incarcerated

Obie Anthony Videos

  • An Afternoon with Obie Anthony, Exonerated Nation
    For National Law Day on May 1, 2021, we sat down, virtually, with Obie Anthony, Founder and Executive Director of Exonerated Nation. Mr. Anthony...
  • ObieAnthony-Wrongful Conviction & Well-Being of California Exonerees
    Obie Anthony, Founder and Executive Director guest lectures for the Touro University California Public Health Program's Health Equity and Criminal...
  • Wrongfully Convicted Man, Obie Anthony, Guest Lectures for

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  • How do I book Obie Anthony to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Obie Anthony for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Obie Anthony, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Obie Anthony or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Obie Anthony

    Speaking fees for Obie Anthony, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Obie Anthony are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Obie Anthony, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Obie Anthony speak about?

    Obie Anthony is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Mental Health, Motivation, Non Profit, Personal Growth, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Obie Anthony travel from?

    Obie Anthony generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Obie Anthony’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Obie Anthony for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Obie Anthony for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Obie Anthony or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Obie Anthony is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Mental health implications of wrongful conviction; Restorative justice and wrongful conviction; Legal implication of wrongful conviction and exoneration; Wrongful conviction as a human rights issue; Creating Pathways for the Formerly Incarcerated. The estimated speaking fee range to book Obie Anthony for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Obie Anthony generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Arthur Garrison, Xernona Clayton, S. Lee Merritt, Kylar Broadus and Jose Osuna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Obie Anthony for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Obie Anthony Speaking Topics

  • Mental health implications of wrongful conviction; Restorative justice and wrongful conviction; Legal implication of wrongful conviction and exoneration; Wrongful conviction as a human rights issue; Creating Pathways for the Formerly Incarcerated

Obie Anthony Speaker Videos

  • An Afternoon with Obie Anthony, Exonerated Nation
    For National Law Day on May 1, 2021, we sat down, virtually, with Obie Anthony, Founder and Executive Director of Exonerated Nation. Mr. Anthony shared about his experience serving 17 years in a CA...
    ObieAnthony-Wrongful Conviction & Well-Being of California Exonerees
    Obie Anthony, Founder and Executive Director guest lectures for the Touro University California Public Health Program's Health Equity and Criminal Justice course.
  • Wrongfully Convicted Man, Obie Anthony, Guest Lectures for
    Obie Anthony speaks at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    Project for the Innocent client Obie Anthony, who was released from prison on Oct. 4 after spending 17 years in jail for a murder he did not commit, spoke from 11:50 am-1 pm in Hall of the 70s on...

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