Storyteller and Social Change Agent

 Dr. Daniel E. Walker

Dr. Daniel E. Walker is an internationally recognized scholar and filmmaker and a dynamic public speaker. Channeling intelligence, creativity and a passion for social justice, he makes good things happen.


He holds a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University where he was also the president of the student government association, an M.A. in Latin American History (with distinction) from the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. (with distinction) in Latin American and African American History from the University of Houston. In 2018, Dr. Walker was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University for his global contributions to arts, design, and innovation.

The founder of the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival, Dr. Walker is the author of the critically-acclaimed book No More, No More: Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans, writer/director of the documentary films Sol BrothersWhen Roosters CrowLet's Have Church, and The Ten, a producer on the Emmy Award-winning television series Artbound (KCETLINK), and lead historian for the exhibit How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles which recently concluded at the California African American Museum. Read more...

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  • Equity & Diversity 

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  • History & Culture 

  • Religion & Theology

  • Multiracial Coalition Building 


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  • Professional Development

  • Orientations & Commencements

  • Martin Luther King Day & Black History Month

Channeling intelligence, creativity, and a passion for social justice, Dr. Daniel E. Walker brings the wisdom of more than three decades of progressive work from a wide variety of fields and disciplines to every keynote or seminar. Each custom-tailored presentation is designed to educate and inspire.​