Since 1997, Quay has done over 1200 presentations to more than 500,000 students around the country. Speaking at school assemblies, conferences, diversity seminars, and other events, he's willing to address any audience with a specifically tailored presentation.
He thought he was boarding a Greyhound bus to escape small-town Strasburg, PA. He had no idea the trip would challenge everything he thought he knew about life, people, and himself. Bus America recounts Quay's transformative 9-week journey across America.
Frank Meeink | former skinhead, basis for the movie American History X
If I had met a guy like Quay when I was a teenager, I might have avoided all the trouble I got into later. Quay helps the kids that a lot of other people wouldn’t take the time to work with.
Dr. Jody Roy | National Assoc. of Students Against Violence Everywhere
Quay Hanna is more than just an inspiring and exciting speaker – he is a role model for audiences. Quay opens eyes and, more profoundly, opens hearts with his amazing message.
Ali | a high school student from the Pittsburgh, PA area
Your speech on racism and the life changes you made really inspired me. Our teachers were so impressed with you, I really hope you come back again next year. HANDS DOWN the best assembly we’ve ever had.
Dr. Terrence Roberts | Member of the Little Rock Nine
Quay’s personal awakening has prompted him to share his story with others in hopes of infusing within them a similar desire to live outside the confining barriers of racist ideology. He cares enough to confront, a quality lacking in far too many so-called leaders.
Kyra Phillips | reporter, CNN News
It was truly an honor and a privilege to see Quay Hanna in action. He is doing amazing things and it’s clear the kids love him. It’s my hope that he keeps up the incredible work and continues to change the world with his story.
Ibiyinka Alao | Arts Ambassador to the United Nations
Quay’s desire to bridge the gap between people of diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds is needed around the world to foster peace. I am pleased to see his work in the area of conflict resolution, opening dialogue between enemies and friends.
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Quay speaks to student groups from middle school through college, as well as to teachers and other administrators.
Okay, this is the 3rd of 5 posts that I’m doing on lessons I learned during my 1993 bus trip around the United States that I still use today. Let me set the scene for you: I was a 23-year-old hick from Strasburg, Pennsylvania that had done very little traveling in my life. I decided […]
One of the more interesting phenomena that occurred during my bus trip around America is what I call, “Point A to Point B Friendships.” It’s not exactly a catchy title, but an accurate summary of a poignant observation. The bus allowed for some pretty intimate conversations in a short amount of time. In general, I […]
I love Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. I studied it for the first time during AP English in high school, but I have read and seen the play many times since then. I have always been enamored with the anti-hero, especially in American literature. Willy Loman’s quiet desperation resonates with me and I think […]