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Aswad Thomas

5 out of 5

Chief of Organizing & National Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

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Aswad Thomas Biography

Aswad Thomas is the current Vice President of the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), National Director of ASJ’s flagship project, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice (CSSJ), and the author of a book titled, “The Stars Represent You and Me.”

As an African American male, and a surviving victim of violence, Thomas is well aware of the impacts of trauma and loss that many, in communities across the country have experienced and continue to live with. In 2009, he became the first male in his family to graduate from college. He was just three weeks from going to Europe, to play professional basketball, when he became a victim of gun violence. Two near-fatal gunshots to his back, not only ended his basketball career, but nearly ended his life. Driven by this traumatic experience, and his passion for helping others learn to deal with their own trauma, Thomas has dedicated his life to organizing communities, and helping to elevate the voices of those victims and their families, through both state and federal policymaking debates. Thomas has become one of the country's leading policy experts on gun violence, criminal justice reform, and a leader in building coalitions across racial lines to advance safety. In his role, Thomas is dedicated to expanding ASJ’s national network of crime survivors, to include those most commonly affected by violence, most notably, young men of color.

Thomas' story has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Hill, New Yorker Magazine, NBC LX, NBC Nightly News, Huff Post, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo News, The Trace, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, The Guardian, VICE, The Marshall Project, and dozens of other media outlets. He was recently named one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2021.

Thomas received a Master's of Social Work, with a concentration in Community Organizing, and a focused area of study on Urban Issues, from the University of Connecticut and a B.A., in Business Management from Elms College.

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The Stars Represent You and Me

The Stars Represent You and Me

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  • Californians march to advance cause of victims rights

    Aswad Thomas, a victim of gun violence, is the managing director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. “If we can invest in victims’ services, if we can invest in crime prevention, we can stope cycles of crime, and we can also help our communities heal across the state of California,” Thomas said.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Aswad Thomas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aswad Thomas 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 Aswad Thomas, 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 Aswad Thomas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Aswad Thomas?

    Speaking fees for Aswad Thomas, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Aswad Thomas charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Aswad Thomas, 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 Aswad Thomas?

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

5 out of 5

Chief of Organizing & National Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Aswad Thomas Biography

Aswad Thomas is the current Vice President of the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), National Director of ASJ’s flagship project, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice (CSSJ), and the author of a book titled, “The Stars Represent You and Me.”

As an African American male, and a surviving victim of violence, Thomas is well aware of the impacts of trauma and loss that many, in communities across the country have experienced and continue to live with. In 2009, he became the first male in his family to graduate from college. He was just three weeks from going to Europe, to play professional basketball, when he became a victim of gun violence. Two near-fatal gunshots to his back, not only ended his basketball career, but nearly ended his life. Driven by this traumatic experience, and his passion for helping others learn to deal with their own trauma, Thomas has dedicated his life to organizing communities, and helping to elevate the voices of those victims and their families, through both state and federal policymaking debates. Thomas has become one of the country's leading policy experts on gun violence, criminal justice reform, and a leader in building coalitions across racial lines to advance safety. In his role, Thomas is dedicated to expanding ASJ’s national network of crime survivors, to include those most commonly affected by violence, most notably, young men of color.

Thomas' story has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Hill, New Yorker Magazine, NBC LX, NBC Nightly News, Huff Post, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo News, The Trace, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, The Guardian, VICE, The Marshall Project, and dozens of other media outlets. He was recently named one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2021.

Thomas received a Master's of Social Work, with a concentration in Community Organizing, and a focused area of study on Urban Issues, from the University of Connecticut and a B.A., in Business Management from Elms College.

Aswad Thomas Videos

  • Criminal Justice Reform Perspectives
  • Survivors Speak Ohio 2019 - Aswad Thomas' Story
  • Aswad Thomas | We Are Witnesses | The Marshall Project - YouTube

Aswad Thomas Books

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FAQs on booking Aswad Thomas

  • How to book Aswad Thomas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aswad Thomas for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Aswad Thomas, 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 Aswad Thomas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aswad Thomas?

    Speaking fees for Aswad Thomas, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Aswad Thomas charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Aswad Thomas, 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 Aswad Thomas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aswad Thomas for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Aswad Thomas 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 Aswad Thomas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aswad Thomas 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.

Aswad Thomas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Aswad Thomas for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Aswad Thomas generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eva Maria Lewis, Reality Allah, James Bell, Elia Hernandez-Moreno and Brandon Wolf. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aswad Thomas for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Aswad Thomas Speaker Videos

  • Criminal Justice Reform Perspectives
    Survivors Speak Ohio 2019 - Aswad Thomas' Story
  • Aswad Thomas | We Are Witnesses | The Marshall Project - YouTube

Aswad Thomas News

  • Californians march to advance cause of victims rights

    Aswad Thomas, a victim of gun violence, is the managing director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. “If we can invest in victims’ services, if we can invest in crime prevention, we can stope cycles of crime, and we can also help our communities heal across the state of California,” Thomas said.

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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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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