MISSION AND HISTORY
The mission of the Steward Speakers Power Series is to inform, inspire, and foster meaningful dialogue and cultural exchanges. We do that with exceptional lectures and events targeting youth, families, adult learners and others who rarely have access to nationally and internationally-renowned African American leaders.
These African American leaders are among the best and most respected individuals in their fields, including politics, education, the military, science and medicine, journalism, sports, entertainment and more.
It is our sincere intent that the messages from our enlightened guest speakers resonate in some meaningful way with the greater Indianapolis community and its surrounding cities.
It is our sincere hope that our sustained efforts to “keep the conversations going” will help bridge the gaps that exist between people of different races, ethnicities, genders, and generations.
For over 30 years, Steward Speakers has been dedicated to enhancing the community by providing opportunities to engage with America’s best leaders and brightest luminaries. We provide an educational experience to young people, families, indigent and the adult learner who normally would not receive the opportunity to attend such events. Steward Speakers showcases lecturers of national and local prominence.
3 Program Pillars
We inform and enlighten, starting with our youth K-12 and colleges. This includes various school visits and youth-led projects.
We bring in world-class leaders who inspire and give back. This includes the Speaker Series, Community Convos and exclusive partner and sponsorship opportunities.
We offer truly impactful experiences beyond our Speaker Series. This includes turning our talks into actions by connecting our people to build a more diverse and thriving City.