Marlon Peterson is an accomplished author, lecturer, and doer. He is the author of the memoir, “Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song”. In addition to his writing, Peterson is the host of the “DEcarcerated Podcast”, and founder of social impact endeavor, The Precedential Group Social Enterprises.
Peterson’s TED talk, “Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform,” has reached over 1.2 million views. Ebony magazine recognizes him as one of 100 most inspiring people in the Black community and his bylines have appeared in publications such as in USA Today, The Nation, Ebony, and Essence. His essays have also been featured in numerous books, including “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others” by Kiese Laymon, “How We Fight White Supremacy” by Kenrya Rankin & Akiba Solomon, and Colin Kaepernick’s, “Abolition for the: The Movement for a Future without Policing & Prisons People”. Peterson’s work has also been featured on Apple TV’s series, Dear, and he is currently working on his first screenplay, which is an adaptation of his memoir.