Quay Hanna is the author of Bus America: Revelation of a Redneck which chronicles his 1993 journey around the U.S. by Greyhound Bus and the transformation of his previously held racist and prejudicial views to one of respect and understanding for his fellow human beings. He has done more than 1,400 presentations over the last 25 years in schools around the country. Additionally, he works as a youth mentor in multiple school districts struggling with race and student relations. He is a Fellow at the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism and has been awarded the Human Relations Award from the National Conference of Community and Justice and the Child Abuse Prevention Award from the YWCA. In 2006, he was one of only 300 people invited to the White House Summit on School Violence.
“During this season of extreme social polarity, we have the opportunity to display kindness, respect, and honor for those with whom we disagree. A focus on the Imago Dei of all people -created in the image of God- can truly help begin this process. The youth of America are counting on us to role model these kinds of conversations.”