Marpheen Chann is the keynote speaker for this year’s New England Youth Identity Summit

The keynote speaker for the New England Youth Identity Summit on April 1 is Marpheen Chann—an author, writer, thinker, advocate, and speaker on social justice, equity, and inclusion.

As a gay, first-generation Asian American born in California to a Cambodian refugee family and later adopted by an evangelical, white working-class family in Maine, Marpheen uses a mix of humor and storytelling to help people view topics such as racism, xenophobia, and homophobia through an intersectional lens.

Marpheen lives in Portland, Maine. He works in the nonprofit and advocacy sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

Learn more about Marpheen and register for the Summit at!

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