In 2018, Don McPherson delivered a lecture titled Football to Feminism and the Blind Spot in Masculinity. McPherson, former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback, college football hall of famer, activist, educator, feminist, and entrepreneur, for more than 34 years, has used the power and appeal of sport to address complex social justice issues.
In 2017, Kimberlé Crenshaw delivered a lecture titled The Intersectional Paradigm: Race and Gender in Work, Life and Politics. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality.