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APRIL 2017

Panelist, Who is Minnesota? Race, Immigration, and the Politics of Exclusion, Presented by Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society, Saturday, April 1, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Keynote Speaker, 13th Annual Conference on Justice Involved Women and Girls:  Families & Children of Incarcerated Mothers, Presented by Advisory Taskforce on Justice Involved Women and Girls, MN Community Corrections Association and Volunteers of America, Monday, April 17, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

MAY 2017

Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session, Academic Student Resources Spring Staff Development, Wednesday, May 17, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN


Guest Speaker, Call to Action: Challenging Islamophobia, Defending Civil Rights, Presented by CAIR-MN, Saturday, March 25, O’Shaughnessy Theater at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Honoree, 2017 James Seaberry Award for Excellence, Presented by the University of Illinois College of Law Black Law Students Association, Friday, March 10, Mid America Club, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker, Uprooting Injustice: Fostering the Growth of Grassroots Movements, Saturday, March 4, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Guest Speaker, Black History Month, Monday, February 27, Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, A Black History Month Celebration: Moving Forward in the Face of Opposition, Presented by the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association at the University of Minnesota, Monday, February 27, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Panelist, First Annual Black Teen Summit, Presented by the Office of Black Male Student Achievement and the University of Minnesota, Wednesday, February 22, Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, National African American Parent Involvement Day, Monday, February 13, Jenny Lind Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN

Guest Speaker, Minneapolis Women’s Rotary Membership Meeting, Wednesday, February 8, Women’s Club, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation:  Renewing King’s Call for Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion in an Age of Demagoguery, Monday, January 16, Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Guest Speaker, Litigating the Black Lives Matter Movement, Thursday, January 12, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker, Ambassadors of Beauty Brunch, Saturday, November 5, Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN

Panelist, Minnesota Law Review Symposium, Friday, October 21, Lindquist and Vennum, Minneapolis, MN

Panelist, State of the Union: Unitarian Universalism, Polarization, and the Promise of this Political Moment, Thursday, September 29, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, Racism and the Culture of Policing, Presented by the Saint Michael’s College Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, Wednesday, September 7, McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT

Guest Speaker, The World Press Institute, Friday, August 19, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Panelist, Minnesota State Bar Association Presents After Castile:  A Forum on Race and Criminal Justice, Thursday, August 11, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, Doctors for Global Health 21st Annual General Assembly: Narratives on Immigration, Refugees, and Race Through the Lens of Liberation Medicine, Saturday, July 16, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, Friends General Conference Gathering, Thursday, July 7, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

Keynote Speaker, Cycles for Change Youth Bike Summit, Saturday, May 28, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Opening Keynote Speaker, Leading Courageously for Racial Equity Conference, Thursday, April 21, Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina, Edina, MN

Keynote Speaker, Minnesota Department of Human Service Health Equity Leadership Institute, Friday, April 15, Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Keynote Speaker, National Lawyers Guild Midwest Regional Conference, Saturday, April 2, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN

Guest Speaker, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Health Equity in Prevention and Active Living for All Joint Learning Meeting, Wednesday, March 16, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker, The Black Lives Matter Movement:  Common Questions, Local Issues, Monday, March 14, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN

Guest Speaker, The Koryne Horbal Lecture, Wednesday, March 9, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Guest Speaker, Sojourner Truth Lecture Series, Thursday, March 3, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA