Author, Humanitarian, Super Bowl champion
Michael Bennett is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, and co-founder of the Bennett Foundation, which promotes health and nutrition in underserved communities. A leading participant in the NFL’s National Anthem protests, he is well-known for speaking out on wellness, feminism, and the protection of Black lives. He played twice in the Super Bowl, leading the Seattle Seahawks’ defense to a national title in 2014. He was the spring 2019 commencement speaker at UH Mānoa, and he makes his home in Hawai‘i.