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Marlon Peterson

Marlon Peterson is an inspiration whisperer, author, criminal legal system expert, and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of The Precedential Group Social Enterprises, a social justice-human good warehouse of consultancy, programming, and content co-creation. Marlon is also the host of the DEcarcerated Podcast. Ebony Magazine named Marlon one the 100 most inspiring leaders in the Black community. He is a member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network. Marlon's voice is distinct, heart pounding, and transformational. His TED Talk: "Am I not human? a call for criminal justice reform?", has amassed over 1.2 million views. His writings have been published in various media outlets including The Nation, USA Today, Ebony, Essence, Gawker, The Good Men Project, and others. He has contributed essays to Kiese Laymon's book: How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin's: How to Fight White Supremacy, and Colin Kaepernick's Medium Series: Abolition For the People. Marlon's first book, Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song will be released on April 13, 2021 with Bold Type Books. Marlon is a soca and steelpan lover, and a Brooklyn representer.