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Keynote speaker for BSC2019:

REbecca walker

Rebecca Walker contributes to the global conversation about gender, identity, power, and the evolution of the human family through writing books, developing film and television projects, speaking internationally, collaborating with artists and thought leaders, teaching at the university level, and participating in all forms of social media. She has authored seven bestselling books on subjects ranging from intergenerational feminism and multiracial identity to Black Cool and ambivalent motherhood, and written dozens of articles on topics as varied as Barack Obama's masculinity and globally evolving standards of beauty. Rebecca has developed film and television projects with NBC, BET, and HBO, written on the Amazon Prime series One Mississippi, and spoken at over four hundred universities and corporate campuses internationally, including Harvard, Facebook and TEDx Lund in Sweden. When she was 21, she co-founded the Third Wave Fund for the empowerment of young women aged 15-30, which continues to make grants to women and transgender youth working for social justice. Currently, Rebecca is working on several projects, including the film adaptation of her first novel, Adé: A Love Story with Bruce Cohen and Kimberly Steward, a documentary about feminism and fashion with Inez and Vinoodh, and a biography in letters about the South African writer Bessie Head. Rebecca has won many awards and been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Bsc2019 concert performer

Saweetie!!!

Saweetie began by posting short raps on Instagram, gaining attention for her punchy lyrics and chill vibes. Leveling up, she took her music to SoundCloud in 2017 and released a video for her blowout single "Icy Girl," which got more than 63 million views on YouTube. She subsequently released her single "High Maintenance," which amassed hundreds of thousands of views.  In January of 2018, she was named Tidal's Artist of the Week and one of Pigeons & Planes' Best New Artists of the Month. The following month, she was featured with Rihanna in a Super Bowl ad for Fenty Beauty. Shortly thereafter, she signed to Warner Bros. Records.  Saweetie's major label debut came in March 2018 with the release of her ‘High Maintenance' EP, which was produced by a number of acclaimed musicians, including Zaytoven. It received good reviews from numerous publications. The EP reached No. 32 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart and No. 20 on U.S. Heatseekers. Single "Icy Girl" made it to No. 6 on the U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.  Wasting no time, Saweetie followed the release with a new single — "Up Now," which featured G-Eazy and Rich the Kid and made it to No. 16 on the U.S. Rhythmic chart. In addition, she was featured on a number of 2018 singles by other artists, including David Guetta, Quavo, and Zaytoven.

Saweetie began by posting short raps on Instagram, gaining attention for her punchy lyrics and chill vibes. Leveling up, she took her music to SoundCloud in 2017 and released a video for her blowout single "Icy Girl," which got more than 63 million views on YouTube. She subsequently released her single "High Maintenance," which amassed hundreds of thousands of views.

In January of 2018, she was named Tidal's Artist of the Week and one of Pigeons & Planes' Best New Artists of the Month. The following month, she was featured with Rihanna in a Super Bowl ad for Fenty Beauty. Shortly thereafter, she signed to Warner Bros. Records.

Saweetie's major label debut came in March 2018 with the release of her ‘High Maintenance' EP, which was produced by a number of acclaimed musicians, including Zaytoven. It received good reviews from numerous publications. The EP reached No. 32 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart and No. 20 on U.S. Heatseekers. Single "Icy Girl" made it to No. 6 on the U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

Wasting no time, Saweetie followed the release with a new single — "Up Now," which featured G-Eazy and Rich the Kid and made it to No. 16 on the U.S. Rhythmic chart. In addition, she was featured on a number of 2018 singles by other artists, including David Guetta, Quavo, and Zaytoven.