Official Day Without Hate Presenters

Interested in having one of the founders of Day Without Hate come speak at your school? We will speak with everyone from small groups to schoolwide assemblies.

If you would like to have a DWOH approved speaker come to your school, please contact Adam Baca at for assistance.

Ben Reed Ben Reed Photo

Ben Reed is the teacher-founder of Day Without Hate. His senior English classes at Standley Lake High School in Westminster, CO brainstormed the original DWOH back in 2007. Since then, he has spoken at elementary, middle, and high schools to promote the ideals of Day Without Hate - nonviolence, respect, and unity.

Ben Thompson Ben Thompson Photo

Ben Thompson is a teacher and the IB coordinator at Standley Lake High School. Along with his passion for academics, Ben has always been motivated and inspired to work with students around issues of Social Justice. Over his 15 years in public education, Ben has worked with students on issues involving human rights around the globe and has been involved with Day Without Hate from the beginning.

Adam Baca Adam Baca Photo

Adam Baca is one of the 12 student-founders of Day Without Hate and is currently DWOH’s Outreach Director.  He is an international educator for high schoolers on social change making, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. He works with nonprofits and young leaders to elevate their impact in their communities and create culture. He believes we are all socially responsible to make the world a better place than we found it.

Contact us to book a presentation

If you would like to have a DWOH approved speaker come to your school, please contact Adam Baca at for assistance.

Other recommended presenters

1. Rachel’s Challenge – A powerful program revolving around the life of Rachel Scott, who was killed during the shooting at Columbine High School (Recommended audience: Grade 7 and up)

2. Jamie Utt – This man has dedicated his life to helping people learn more hidden prejudice and inequality in our world. His signature presentation is “The Wall.” (Recommended audience: Grade 7 and up)

3. Lizzie Velasquez, “World’s Ugliest Woman” - This is a film you can get to show in your school about Lizzie’s bravery in overcoming the haters to live an empowered life. (Recommended audience: Grade 9 and up)

4. The Ned Show – A fantastic program that encourages positive attitudes, self-esteem, and friendship. (Recommended audience: Grade K-6)

5. CivilSchools – This group offers a comprehensive anti-bullying curriculum as well as several dynamic speakers to inspire and challenge your students. (Recommended audience: Grade 7 and up)