Social and Cultural Producer, MoveOn.org. Public Speaker. Activist. TV Personality.
At just 20 years old, Benjamin O'Keefe is already taking the world by storm. As an accomplished actor, speaker, writer, and activist Ben has dedicated his life to sharing one core message: We all have a story, and our story has the power to change someone else's or–if we give it a chance to–change the world.
Ben is passionate about encouraging people–especially young people–to find their voices and use their stories to create change in the world.
After beginning an international movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and their company's discriminating practices Ben was thrown into the national spotlight, and quickly emerged as a leading youth activist and television personality.
Ben has been featured on and seen in television shows and newspapers across the world including Good Morning America, BBC World News, Huffington Post Live, Forbes, The Guardian, The New York Times and many more. He has spoken to thousands of people in audiences across the United States and Canada, and is in the process of writing his first book, "Our Stories: A voice for the voiceless."
Ben currently works as the Platform Campaign Manager at MoveOn.org, one of the largest progressive advocacy groups in the country. Officially joining the team as the youngest ever employee–at just 18 years old–Ben brings a millennial perspective to the organization and enjoys the opportunity to help empower leaders to make progressive change in their community.