Colin Stokes

Colin Stokes is the Director of Communications, Outreach, and Engagement at METCO, Inc., the historic school desegregation program between Boston and its suburbs. He speaks about privilege, parenting, and popular culture at schools, non-profits, and corporations. His four talks at TEDxBeaconStreet have been viewed nearly 10 million times, and he has coached a number of speakers who have been highlighted on He has worked at a number of other education non-profits, supporting their missions with branding, employee engagement, and organizational learning about racism and inclusion. Before all that, he was a professional actor and graphic designer in Boston and New York. He studied visual arts at Harvard and now lives in Brookline with his wife and two children.

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