Since 1997, Quay has done over 900 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.
We’re in the process of overhauling this site, so keep an eye out this summer for an all new QuayHanna.com experience. In the meantime, you can still read more about Quay, fill out a booking request, or just browse around the site. Thanks, and stay tuned!
March 24th, 1993 marked a special day for me as I finally arrived home after 63 days of seeing America by Greyhound bus. I have been around the world (as you can see in my last post), but I don’t think any of the other journeys measured up to this trip. Part of the reason […]
In my March 22, 1993 journal entry, I make multiple references to where I might move to in the south during the course of the next year. It’s amazing how set I was in getting out of Lancaster. I was sold on the idea that Lancaster was not the place for me and that I […]