Nate Howard is a professional speaker, poet, educator, and social entrepreneur from San Diego, California. In May 2013, Nate made the front page of the LA Times for sparking a movement against racial profiling after 79 LAPD officers shut down his event at USC. Realizing someone was attempting to tell his story, he founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that creates curriculum to help young people discover their story. Nate later launched the Movement BE App and online platform to gather stories that help leaders build their movement for change. With the mission of “tell your story before they do,” Movement BE has directly impacted thousands of students across the world.
Nate’s belief is that we should focus our activism on education, empowering youth to create change so that the movement is proactive and sustainable. Seeing poetry as a means of self-expression, he challenges school systems to see its use as vital for the development of youth, giving them the courage to find their story to challenge the status quo. Nate is a graduate of the University of Southern California. His biggest inspirations are Martin Luther King Jr. and Maya Angelou.
Nate’s poetry can be heard on songs with Ty Dolla Sign, Kendrick Lamar and Cornel West.