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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, Obie 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 Obie’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.

Obie 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.

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  • 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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    Booking fees for Obie Anthony, 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 Obie Anthony, 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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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, Obie 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 Obie’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.

Obie 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 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

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

FAQs on booking Obie Anthony

  • How to book Obie Anthony?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Obie Anthony 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 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 pricing information and check availability for Obie Anthony or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Obie Anthony?

    Booking fees for Obie Anthony, 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 Obie Anthony, 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 Obie Anthony?

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

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 Judge Lynn Toler, Adam Goodes, Reggie D. Ford, Eldra Jackson III 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 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...

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

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