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Tanager Place Speaker Series presents Brandon P. Fleming

The Tanager Place Speaker Series is proud to present nationally acclaimed Harvard University educator and author, Brandon P. Fleming on February 5th, 2021. The public is invited to hear Fleming’s inspiring story of struggle, success, and service as he transformed his life as a college dropout to an award-winning educator through literature and debate.

This free virtual event will begin at 10:00am. The first 100 registrants may pick up a complimentary copy of Fleming’s book, MISEDUCATED: A Memoir. As the Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Brandon P. Fleming leads an executive staff and board that has raised over a million dollars to enroll over 100 students of color into Harvard’s international summer debate residency on full scholarship. Fleming’s story has enabled him to use his voice to inspire and impact thousands of lives in places ranging from federal prisons to global platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly.

To register for this event, visit This event is made possible by Tanager Place, Meraki Institute of Learning, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Coe College, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Maurice Paul & Glennys Brimmer Foundation, and TrueNorth.


Tanager Speaker Series offers opportunities for community members to experience and learn from remarkable individuals and leaders from around the country. Speakers focus on topics related to education, literacy, and mental health. 

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