Invite Billy to speak at your campus or event.
Billy is on tour and booking events through Spring 2011.
Please contact: Jen Angel, Aid and Abet Agency (510) 910-5627
Or contact Billy directly: Billywimsatt@gmail.com (646)346-0248 cell
Campus Speaking Biography
William Upski Wimsatt (AKA Billy) is author of, Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation, and the Future of our Super Movement (Akashic Books).
Wimsatt has written for Vibe, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, The Nation and published six books with 100,000+ in print including Bomb the Suburbs, and No More Prisons, winner of the Firecracker Book Award for Political Non-Fiction. He has spoken at dozens of colleges and graduate schools including: Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MIT’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning; he was named by Utne Magazine as “Utne Visionary” and to The Source Magazine’s “Power 30.”
As a 2010 Fellow at Movement Strategy Center, Wimsatt runs The Field 3.0 Project, a community dialogue and documentation effort to envision the future and drive innovation in movement building.
Previously, Wimsatt founded and ran the League of Young Voters (2003-2008) which organized 3000+ youth to create 300+ voter guides and impacted 29 state and local elections or pieces of legislation. In 2005, he co-founded Generational Alliance. Over his career as a funder and fundraiser, he has helped move more than eight million dollars to social change. In 2008, he created and ran the Ohio Youth Corps program for the Ohio Democratic Party/Obama For America, which trained and deployed 50 staff throughout Ohio.
Wimsatt has worked for Green For All, and consulted for Rock The Vote, MoveOn.org, the Hull Family Foundation, The DC Project, The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, Vote Again 2010, Coffee Party USA, TheBallot.org, and has completed Rockwood’s year-long course for executive leaders.