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Samy Nemir Olivares

LGBTQ-Latinx & Human Rights Advocate; Writer & Changemaker

LGBTQ-Latinx & Human Rights Advocate; Writer & Changemaker

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Samy Nemir Olivares Biography

Samy Nemir is a genderqueer Latinx writer, speaker, communications strategist, and an advocate for human rights and social justice. Samy was born and raised in Puerto Rico of a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother, both working-class and living with disabilities. Growing up being bullied as a child and surrounded by inequality, Samy became since childhood an outspoken activist for Latinx, LGBTQ+, immigrant and women's rights, as well as, youth and education. Samy started his career as a journalist and photojournalist, and their work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Vogue, Teen Vogue and, many other outlets. Samy is also a national speaker, moderator and facilitator discussing topics such as gender, race, DEI, leadership and personal development in venues such as at the United Nations, colleges such as CUNY and Cardozo Law School, companies such as Accenture, and nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood. Samy frequently speaks to youth through their project THRIVE to educate, inspire and empower LGBTQ youth through mindfulness, healing and mental health for personal transformation and social change.

In 2016, Samy joined the Clinton presidential campaign as nationwide Latinx strategist. Later, Samy worked on economic, social and racial justice campaigns at the national community organizing nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy. On 2018, Samy ran for office in New York City and was elected District Leader, and later ran for New York State Assembly. Today, Samy works as an advocate in Lambda Legal, a civil rights nonprofit for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV as well as consultant under Cuir Strategies they founded for communication strategy and personal development trainings.

Samy has a lifelong committed to community service. During Covid, Samy co-founded Bushwick Ayuda Mutua -a mutual aid network that grew to hundreds of volunteers and until today has fed over 30,000 families, particularly immigrant and low-income families in Brooklyn. Today he serves in multiple board of directors including United We Dream, Equality NY, ALPFA Pride+ and Gay Latino Collective.

In recent years, Samy has been named one of the Power Latino 100 honorees in New York State in 2021, as well as among the Brooklyn Power 100 and Pride 100 in 2022 by City and State. Personally, Samy lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys dancing salsa, painting, traveling, beach and drag shows.

Samy Nemir Olivares Speaking Topics

  • LGBTQ+ AND GENDER ISSUES

    • History of LGBTQ Rights and Transgender Rights from Stonewall to the Present (the exclusion and fight of transgender TGNCNB activists for civil rights based on Samy's Master's degree thesis)

    • LGBTQIA+: What it is and how you can better understand it? (A talk for general audiences about definitions and terms about the LGBTQ+ community)

    • Feminism vs Queer Justice: two sides of the same coin (a talk about the parallels and intersection of feminism and the movement for queer rights and how they are part of the same struggle against patriarchy)

    • Finding and Thriving as Your Authentic You (self-expression, gender identity and expression)

    • The secret to transforming your life and improving your relationships / being a better ally (A talk/workshop on the power of new ways of listening)

  • PERSONAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, HEALING, AND CHANGE

    • Win By Losing: Turning loss, failure and heartbreaks into healing, growth, and purpose (material from Samy's unpublished book based on personal transformation)

    • Transformative Justice Coaching Workshop: From Concern to Freedom and Action (talk or participatory workshop; minimum an hour. Attendees bring an issue of their concern in their lives and come out with a vision and action plan on how they can contribute and be part of the change).

    • Power of YET (You Embrace/Effect Time): Living in hope, action, and vision

    • AVAC: Formula to Create Create Change: Awareness, Vision, Action and Community (Talk or workshop)

Samy Nemir Olivares Videos

  • Out in Politics
    Marking National Coming Out Day, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College invites presents a new public program
  • The Politics of Style with Samy Olivares
    “For someone who grew up being bullied for being gay or feminine, who grew up with a strong, very defiant mother, that wore short hair and pants,...

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Samy Nemir Olivares is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as LGBTQ+ AND GENDER ISSUES and PERSONAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, HEALING, AND CHANGE. The estimated speaking fee range to book Samy Nemir Olivares for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Samy Nemir Olivares generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Samy Nour Younes Figaredo, Kylar Broadus, Jeffrey Marsh, Sophie Santos and Lydia X. Z. Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Samy Nemir Olivares for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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