Speaking & Training Events

April 16 – 17, 2016
Workshop on “Re-Imagining and Transforming Your Race Story” at the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia, PA

March 17 – 18, 2016
Keynote address “The Power of Collective Action to Build Power and Win”
Workshop “Understanding the Key Elements of Building Power” and 
assisted in design and facilitation of conference for Climate Action Network of Australia in Melbourne, Australia

March 12, 2016
Training for organizers “Understanding American Organizing in the context of Australia” in Sydney, Australia

 March 5 – 6, 2016
Design and facilitation of a two-day workshop including topics:
“Organizing for Social Change”, “How to think like an organizer” and “Building Powerful Coalitions” for The Centre for Social Change in Brisbane Australia

March 2 – 3, 2016
Facilitation of workshops including topics:
“The Role and Power of Story and Storytelling in Organizing, Our Lives and to Build Community”
“An Invitation to Action and Community”
“Weaving your Personal Story into a Call for Policy Change and Personal Action” for The Change Agency’s Fellowship Retreat in Sydney, Australia

December 9, 2015
Full day workshop  – “Conversation on Privilege, Power, Prejudice and Social Justice” for NeighborWorks America in Philadelphia, PA

November 22, 2015
Workshop on storytelling at University of New England

November 21, 2015
“Transforming our Stories of Race” storytelling night sponsored by the University of New England in Portland, Maine

November 15, 2015
Facilitation of board retreat for Purple Heart Homes Veterans in Charlotte, NC

November 13 – 14, 2015
Keynote speaker – “The Role and Power of Strategic Organizing as a Tool to Bring About Social Change Locally and Statewide” at the Roots, Shoots and Boots Healthy Farmers conference in Manhattan, Kansas.

November 6 – 7, 2015
Keynote speaker – “Is Race Real?” at Youth Leadership Summit in Detroit, MI

November 4 – 5, 2015
Speaker “Young Men’s Voices of Power” in New Orleans.

October 16 – 17, 2015
Workshop “Leading with spirit – Finding your Inner Leader” for Community Leadership Institute in Louisville, Kentucky

October 1 – 2, 2015
Training on policy development and organizing at the Water Rights Conference in Fresno, CA

September 29 – 30, 2015
Training on policy development and organizing at the Tobacco Prevention Conference in Anchorage, Alaska

September 19 – 20, 2015
Development of statewide fracking coalition for Food and Water watch in Denton, TX

September 7 – 9, 2015
Storytelling development training – “Young Men’s Voices of Power”

September 3, 2015
Facilitation of membership meeting for Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition

July 20 – 24, 2015
Training on organizing for social change – “Breaking the Isolation – the Power of Neighbors” in Chicago, IL

July 16, 2015
“Embracing racial diversity in developing your training goals and material” in Washington DC

June 15 – 19, 2015
Training on community organizing for social change in Chicago

June 8 – 11, 2015
Training on organizing and policy development for Indiana Tobacco Prevention

May 11 – 12, 2015
Facilitation of coalition development meeting for Maryland Fracking

April 28 – 30, 2015
Organizing training for advocates and service providers at Colorado Disability Rights

April 12 – 15, 2015
Training on policy development and organizing for Kansas City Health in Kansas

March 26 – 27, 2015
Facilitation of constituency meeting for Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition in Philadelphia, PA

March 15 – 17, 2015
Ambassadors storytelling training for Chicago Coalition of the Homeless in Chicago, IL

February 25, 2015
Facilitation of constituency meeting for Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition in Philadelphia, PA

November 23 – 26, 2015
“Using Art and Storytelling as Community Building Tools” workshop for Community Leadership Institute in Cincinnati, OH

August 29 – September 5, 2015
Storytelling events for Allegheny College Community in Meadville, PA

June 18 – 21, 2015
Community Storytelling Training in Meadville, PA

June 7 – 12, 2015
Community Organizing Training in Indianapolis

May 4 – 8, 2015
Community Organizing Training for Midwest Academy in Los Angeles, CA

May 3, 2015
Facilitation of Planning Meeting for Coloradoans Against Fracking Coalition in Denver, CO

April 28 – May 2, 2015
Community Organizing Training for Colorado Springs Disability Rights in CO

April 24 – 26, 2015
Facilitation of Community Visioning Meeting for the opening of the new Hallandale Beach OB Johnson Community Center in Hallandale, FL

April 13 – 15, 2015
Community Organizing Training for Kansas Health in Kansas

 April 8, 2015
Facilitation of Community Visioning Session in Wheaton, MD

April 6, 2015
Facilitation of Community Visioning Session in Wheaton, MD

March 31, 2015
Master of Ceremonies at Press Conference Report Release for Philadelphia Affordable Communities Coalition in PA

March 26, 2015
Facilitation of Planning Meeting for Philadelphia Affordable Communities Coalition Constituency in PA

March 21, 2015
Facilitation of Community Visioning Session in Wheaton, MD

March 16, 2015
Genealogy Storytelling Racial Healing Project meeting with Detroit Historical Society, New Detroit and Marygrove College in Detroit, MI

March 14, 2015
Storytelling Training for Chicago Homeless Coalition in Chicago, IL

December 12 – 13, 2014
Organizing Training for Midwest Academy in St Louis, MO

November 21, 2014
Keynote Speaker at Black Culinary Alumni (BCA) annual fundraiser in New York, NY

November 16-19, 2014
Facilitating Staff Retreat f0r Food & Water Watch in Oakland, CA

November 11-12, 2014
Facilitating Director’s Fall Retreat for Food & Water Watch in Washington D.C.

November 7-8, 2014
Facilitation of  Planning Meeting for Indiana Moral Monday in Indianapolis, IN

November 5, 2014
Facilitation of Staff Retreat for Women’s Community Redevelopment Project (WCRP) in Philadelphia, PA

October 23-26, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling and Art as a Community Building Tool” for NeighborWorks America Community Leadership Institute in Cincinnati, OH

October 20, 2014
Storytelling Training for Wisconsin Healthy Communities in Kenosha, WI

October 17, 2014
Storytelling Training for Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention in Milwaukee, WI

October 16, 2014
Master of Ceremonies of Open House for Woman’s Community Redevelopment Project (WCRP) in Philadelphia, PA

October 7-9, 2014
Organizing Training to college students “Community Organizing Basics”, “Choosing an Issue” and “Coalition Building” for Allegheny College in Meadville, PA
Storytelling Time Capsule Session via Allegheny College for the local community in Meadville, PA

October 6, 2014
Planning & Facilitating Meeting for Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition in Philadelphia, PA

August 28-29, 2014
Facilitation of Director’s Summer Retreat for Food & Water Watch in Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014
Planning & Facilitation of Constituency Meeting for Development Without Displacement Campaign in Philadelphia, PA

August 18-20, 2014
Organizing Training “Organizing for Social Change” for Midwest Academy in Chicago, IL

August 10-12, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling as a Community Building and Leadership Tool” for Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship in Albuquerque, NM

August 6-7, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling as a Community Building and Leadership Tool” for Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship in Kalamazoo, MI

August 5, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling as a Community Building and Leadership Tool” for Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship in Biloxi, MS

July 30-August 2, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling as a Community Building and Leadership Tool” for Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship in New Orleans, LA

July 23-26, 2014
Storytelling Workshop “Storytelling as a Racial Healing and Equity Tool” for Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA

July 24, 2014
Planning & facilitation of Full Coalition Meeting for Development Without Displacement Campaign in Philadelphia, PA

July 16-17, 2014
Planning & Facilitation of Board Retreat for Virginia Civic Engagement in Richmond, VA

July 14, 2014
Planning & Facilitation of Steering Committee of Take Back Vacant Land Campaign in Philadelphia, PA

July 8, 2014
Storytelling Training for Health Interns “Storytelling as a Health Policy Development Tool” at Native Council of American Indians (NCAI), Washington D.C.

July 7, 2014
New Staff Orientation at Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) in Philadelphia, PA

June 3-5, 2014
Session Planning for Community Leadership Institute of NeighborWorks America in New Orleans

May 13-15, 2014
Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator at Aged Care Services (ACS) Conference in Sydney, Australia

May 2-3, 2014
Facilitation of Community Envisioning and Planning Session for the historic Grand Opening of B.F. James Park in Hallandale Beach, FL

April, 2014
Leadership Training for Leadership for Educational Equality in Chicago, IL

April 5-6, 2014
Evaluation of the historic and successful Grand Opening Scavo Park in Hallandale Beach, FL

April 2-4, 2014
Organizing Training for Amalgamated Transit Workers National Organizing Conference in Chicago, IL

March, 2014
Facilitation of Community Envisioning and Planning Session for the Grand Opening of Scavo Park in Hallandale Beach, FL

January, 2014
Facilitation of the creation of the One Hallandale Beach Advisory Committee in Hallandale, FL

November, 2013
Storytelling Workshop “Sharing your Silver Spring Stories” in Silver Spring, MD

October 20, 2013
Storytelling Workshop for Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service in North Palm Beach, FL

October 18-19, 2013
National Organizing Workshop for Leadership for Educational Equity in Charlotte, NC

October 15-16, 2013
Workshops on “The Role and Power of Story and Storytelling to Build and Heal Community” and 
”Organizing and advocacy, fundamental tools for non-profits engaged in policy development” for Non Profit Association’s SuperConference in Grand Rapids, MI.

October 8-10, 2013
Keynote Presentation & Storytelling Workshop for Aged Care Services (ACS) in Sydney, Australia

September 30, 2013
Keynote Lecture honoring the contribution made by Dorothy Pearce for the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TASCOSS) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

September 25-27, 2013
Keynote Presentation & Storytelling Workshop at Aged & Community Services Tasmania (ACST) State Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

September 23, 2013
Pre-conference Storytelling Workshop for Tasmanian Leadership in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

September 18-19, 2013
Keynote Presentation and Storytelling Workshop at full staff leadership retreat for Baptistcare in Perth, Australia

August 19- 23, 2013
Organizing Training for Tobacco Prevention in Oklahoma City, OK

August 12-16, 2013
Organizing for Social Change Weeklong training for Midwest Academy in Chicago, IL

August 7-9, 2013
National Organizing Workshop for Leadership For Educational Equity, Chicago, IL

August 1-2, 2013
Facilitation of Full Staff Annual Retreat sessions at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

July 19-20, 2013
The Role and Power of Storytelling as a Leadership Tool Presentation at the Leadership Symposium for in Ann Arbor, MI

July 16, 2013
Storytelling Workshop “The Role and Power of Storytelling to Build Community, Set Policy & Heal” for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Graduate Health Fellowship Workshop in Washington D.C.

July 13-14, 2013
Storytelling Presentation and Workshop “
Storytelling as a Leadership Tool”  for the Centre for Progressive Leadership in Madison, WI

May 16-17, 2013

Organizing Training “Strategy Development & Issue Selection”  for NEON, Lansing, MI

May 8-10, 2013
Keynote Speaker at the ACSWA Conference in Perth, Australia

April 18-19, 2013
Facilitation of Strategic Meeting  – New Yorkers Against Fracking Steering Committee for Food & Water Watch in New York, NY

March 29, 2013
Meeting Facilitation for a city-wide coalition of organizations planning a major civic engagement project at Marygrove College in Detroit, MI

March 29, 2013
Storytelling session for parents who participate in NEON (Nurturing Early On is Necessary) project of the Ingham County Intermediate School District in Lansing, MI

March 28, 2013
Storytelling as a Community Organizing Recruitment Tool Training to organizers for NEON (Nurturing Early On is Necessary) project of the Ingham County Intermediate School District in Lansing, MI

March 21-23, 2013
Organizing Training for education policy-makers at Leadership for Educational Equality in Denver, CO

February 14-15, 2013
Coalition Building & Recruitment Training workshop for Ingham County Intermediate School District in Lansing, MI

November 17, 2012
Community Organizing for Social Change Training workshop at Ingham County Department of Health in Lansing, MI

November 10, 2012
Community Organizing for Social Change Training workshop at Ingham County Department of Health in Lansing, MI

November 3, 2012
Community Organizing for Social Change Training workshop at Ingham County Department of Health in Lansing, MI

October 25 – 28, 2012
Community Building Storytelling Workshop for NeighborWorks America in Orlando, FL

October 20, 2012
Community Organizing for Social Change Training workshops at Ingham County Department of Health in Lansing, MI

October 8 – 10, 2012
Facilitation of Strategic Meeting for the Home Defenders League at Musgrove, St Simon’s Island, GA

September 29, 2012
Community Organizing for Social Change Training workshop at Ingham County in Lansing, MI

September 28, 2012
Coalition Building Training at Marygrove College in Detroit, MI