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Iya Dammons

Founder & Executive Director of Baltimore Safe Haven

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Iya Dammons Biography

No one gets left behind on Iya Dammons' watch. As a Black transgender woman who faced homelessness, drug addiction, violence, and survival sex work, Dammons knows how little support is available for Baltimore's most vulnerable. She founded Baltimore Safe Haven to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ people in Baltimore. What started as mobile outreach from a van in 2018 expanded to offer everything Dammons wished she had in the past: a permanent address, workforce development, help with name changes, clothing, showers, and a safe space. While former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was actively dismantling the few housing protections transgender people had, Dammons opened the doors to a Baltimore Safe Haven's shelter.

Baltimore Safe Haven recently expanded to provide housing for LGBTQ seniors with Legacy House. When the world shut down due to COVID-19, Dammons stepped up even more. "We were in the streets masked up trying to help our people who didn't have a place to stay. We were boots on the ground when there was no one out there, and it was still deadly," she told the Washington Blade. "We gave money support. We gave out hotel rooms along with other organizations. We gave out hair and hair cuts. We served our population because who was going to be there for us? Everyone closed their doors when it was either them or us." It's the work of people like Dammons, whose brilliant leadership and tireless efforts prove that Black Trans Lives Matter.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Iya Dammons 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 Iya Dammons for your next private or corporate function.
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Founder & Executive Director of Baltimore Safe Haven

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Iya Dammons Biography

No one gets left behind on Iya Dammons' watch. As a Black transgender woman who faced homelessness, drug addiction, violence, and survival sex work, Dammons knows how little support is available for Baltimore's most vulnerable. She founded Baltimore Safe Haven to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ people in Baltimore. What started as mobile outreach from a van in 2018 expanded to offer everything Dammons wished she had in the past: a permanent address, workforce development, help with name changes, clothing, showers, and a safe space. While former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was actively dismantling the few housing protections transgender people had, Dammons opened the doors to a Baltimore Safe Haven's shelter.

Baltimore Safe Haven recently expanded to provide housing for LGBTQ seniors with Legacy House. When the world shut down due to COVID-19, Dammons stepped up even more. "We were in the streets masked up trying to help our people who didn't have a place to stay. We were boots on the ground when there was no one out there, and it was still deadly," she told the Washington Blade. "We gave money support. We gave out hotel rooms along with other organizations. We gave out hair and hair cuts. We served our population because who was going to be there for us? Everyone closed their doors when it was either them or us." It's the work of people like Dammons, whose brilliant leadership and tireless efforts prove that Black Trans Lives Matter.

Iya Dammons Videos

  • Black Trans Lives Matter - Kyng Damore featuring Ariella

FAQs on booking Iya Dammons

  • How to book Iya Dammons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Iya Dammons 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 Iya Dammons, 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 Iya Dammons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Iya Dammons?

    Booking fees for Iya Dammons, 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 Iya Dammons, 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 Iya Dammons?

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

Iya Dammons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Iya Dammons for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Iya Dammons generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Janet Mock, Charlene Carruthers, Yoruba Richen, LZ Granderson and Madison Butler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Iya Dammons for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Black Trans Lives Matter - Kyng Damore featuring Ariella

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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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