My AWARE-LA community has taught me that the best way to develop leadership is to work collectively to support each person’s growth – on the ground, within the community. For that reason, I do not subscribe to the model of the “expert” who drops in to “fix” a situation. And I definitely do not believe that one event (or even a series) can solve an institution’s problems with racism. These events can be a start, but they need to be offered within a context of a larger plan. In these moments, it is sometimes important to have an outside voice arrive to either support a community in understanding the value of what the “home team” is planning or to support a group in kicking off a next stage of work. In these instances, when invited, I try to show up if I’m the right person for the task.

– Listed below are the events where I have offered my voice –

  • November 2014 – SoCal POSIS Affinity Day – Los Angeles, CA
  • June 2014 – InPower (International Youth Conference) – Threefold Education Center – Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • June 2014 – Multicultural Teaching Institute – Boston, MA
  • April 2014 – Gustavus Adolphus – St. Peter, MN
  • March 2014 – Mount St. Mary’s College Academic Symposium – Los Angeles, CA
  • March 2014 – White Privilege Conference – Madison, WI
  • March 2014 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
  • February 2014 – Oakwood School – Los Angeles, CA
  • January 2014 – Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
  • January 2014 – NAME-CA – Fullerton, CA
  • November 2013 – Bay School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • November 2013 – NAME (Nat’l Association of Multicultural Education) – Oakland, CA
  • October 2013 – SoCal POSIS – Los Angeles
  • April 2013 – AISNE – Exeter, NH
  • April 2013 – White Privilege Conference 14 – Seattle, WA
  • April 2013 – St. John’s Prep – Danvers, MA
  • April 2013 – Green Meadow – New York
  • February 2013 – Meadowbrook School – Boston, MA
  • February 2013 – Cambridge Friends School – Cambridge, MA
  • February 2013 – Concord Academy – Concord, MA
  • November 2012 – Gustavus Adolphus – St. Peter, MN
  • October 2012 – So Cal POSIS (Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools) – Los Angeles, CA
  • July 2012 – Facing History and Ourselves – Race and Membership Training – Los Angeles, CA
  • June 2012 – Unmasking Whiteness Summer Institute – Los Angeles, CA
  • May, 2012 – John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Symposium – Tulsa, OK
  • April, 2012 – Concord Academy – Concord, MA
  • March, 2012 – White Privilege Conference 13 – Albuquerque, NM
  • March, 2012 – University of Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • February 2012 – California Reading Association, Literacy Brunch – Pasadena, CA
  • February 2012 – UC Davis – Davis, CA
  • January 2012 – AISNE – Boston, MA
  • October 2011 – Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
  • October 2011 – So Cal POSIS (Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools) – Los Angeles, CA
  • September 2011 – Virginia Diversity Network – Richmond, Virginia
  • February 2011 – AISNE – Boston, MA
  • April 2011 – Nashoba Brooks School – Boston, MA
  • April 2011 – White Privilege Conference – Minneapolis, MN
  • June 2010 – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) –
    Washington, D.C.
  • April 2010 – White Privilege Conference (WPC 11) – LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • March 2010 – ARE (Allies for Racial Equity) National Conference – Unitarian Universalists – Long Beach, CA
  • March 2010 – Tulsa Community College – Tulsa, OK
  • January 2010 – YWCA Southwest Region – Dallas, TX
  • January 2010 – Association of Independent Schools – New England Region – Boston, MA
  • December 7 2009 – Samuel Merritt University – Oakland, CA
  • May 2009 – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) – San Diego, CA
  • May 2009 – AAUW (American Association of University Woman luncheon) – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 2009 – YWCA USA National Conference – Washington, D.C.
  • April 2009 – Oakwood School – North Hollywood, CA
  • April 2009 – White Privilege Conference (WPC10) – Memphis, Tennessee
  • March 2009 – LAUSD Diversity Conference – Los Angeles, CA
  • March 2009 – Wildwood School Diversity Day (workshop)- Los Angeles, CA
  • December 2008 – Association of Independent Schools – New England Region – Boston, MA
  • October 2008 – YWCA, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference – Pittsburgh, PA
  • July 2008 – Institute on Leadership for Educational Justice – University of Redlands – Redlands, CA
  • June 2008 – United Universalist – General Assembly – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • June 2008 – Equity Collaborative Institute – Washington, D.C.
  • June 2008 – YWCA – Board Retreat – Washington, D.C.
  • May 2008 – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) –
    Orlando, Florida
  • May 2008 – YouTHink Workshop – Zimmer Children’s Museum – Los Angeles, CA
  • April 2008 – YWCA National Conference
  • April 2008 – White Privilege Conference (WPC9) – Amherst College, Massachusetts
  • March 2008 – Book Reading/Discussion – Imix Bookstore – Eagle Rock, CA
  • March 2008 – Book Reading/Discussion – Under the Bridge Bookstore – San Pedro, CA
  • March 2008 – Book Reading/Discussion – Shore Books – Long Beach, CA
  • March 2008 – Book Reading/Discussion – Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore – Lake View Terrace, CA
  • February 2008 – Witnessing Whiteness Book Release and Celebration – Los Angeles, CA
  • February 2008 – Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education – Savannah, Georgia