Speeches and Workshops

Here is a sample set of speeches and workshops I've done in the last few years. My main themes include, race in education, social media, and teacher leadership. For more, reach out to me here.

National Council of Teachers of English

Featured Speaker

(Houston, TX)

University of Colorado Boulder

Teachers of Color and Allies, Keynote Speech

(Boulder, CO)

Qatar Foundation

Panelist, WISE@NY, “STEM for all: Tackling biases, expanding opportunities”

(New York City, NY)

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Panelist, All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference, “Present in the Classroom: Educators of Color and Native Educators on Creating Racial Justice in Education”

(Washington, D.C.)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute with Dr. Estela Bensimon

Co-Panelist, Critical Issues in Mathematics

(Berkeley, CA)

New Jersey Education Association

NJEA Conference (Atlantic City, NJ)

Free Minds Free People 2017
with #EduColor’s Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price, Khalilah Harris, and Keith Catone

How To Build Education Movement on Social Media 101 (Marymount University / Baltimore, MD)

National Council of Teaching Mathematics Annual Conference

Keynote, Book Talk, and Mini-Talk
(San Antonio, TX)


Children’s Well-Being Initiative (Virtual Meeting)

New Jersey Education Association
with Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price and Gabriel Tanglao

Opening Schools to all Learners: Exploring Identity and Social Justice
(East Windsor, NJ)

US Department of Education

National Summit on Teacher Diversity (Washington, D.C.)

Public Education Foundation


(Las Vegas, NV)

Teachers College Readers and Writers Project, Columbia University

Social Justice Saturday, Speech

(New York City, NY)

Rhode Island Educators of Color Conference


(Providence, RI)


Keynote, “How Educators Can Lead With Equity In Mind”
(Austin, TX)

Sacred Heart / Virginia Commonwealth University / University of Richmond

Keynote in English and Spanish

(Richmond, VA)

Educators for Social Justice Conference

(Boston, MA)

Ethnography In Education
with Kira Baker-Doyle

(University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)

Noble Impact / Clinton School of Public Service

(Little Rock, AR)

NYC Department of Education
with Dr. Carla Shedd

Lenses on Equity Speaker Series session / panel
(Brooklyn, NY)

EdCamp Foundation

#EduColor and the Need for Diversity in Education Spaces
(Philadelphia, PA)

Rutgers Graduate School of Education

#UrbanTeachingMatters Keynote (New Brunswick, NJ)

National Council of Teachers in Mathematics

Iris M. Carl Equity Address, Keynote Speaker

(San Diego, CA)

National Urban League

Panelist, “Equity in ESSA Convening”

(New Orleans, LA)


TED-Ed Conference, “No conversation about education without teacher voice.”

(New York City, NY)


Division K Fireside Chat. Teaching, Activism, & Resistance in the Era of Trump: Implications for Prospective Teacher Educators

An Invitation to Teaching Toward Social Justice
feat. #EduColor

Creating a Culture of Improvement Through the Empowerment of Teachers (Presidential Session, Keynote)

(New York City, NY)

NNSTOY Annual Teachers Leading Conference
with Nathan Bowling

#EduColor Conversation
(Washington, D.C.)

ESI Decolonizing Education Conference

Keynote: The Urgency of Our Education Work
(Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY)

Teaching Works Seminar Series
with Dr. Jennifer Langer-Osuna

Keynote and Book Talk / Seminar Series
(University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

Equity Exchange
with Chris Thinnes, Brittany Packnett, Daniel Harris

Educator as Advocate, Activist
(St. Louis, MO)

Washington D.C. Teachers Union (WTU)

Teacher Leadership and Teacher Unionism
(Howard University, Washington D.C.)

American Education Research Association
with Travis Bristol, Terrenda Corisa White, Audra Watson, Tolani Britton, David Johns

Education for Diverse Democracy Requires Democracy for Diverse Educators: Critical Insights from National Teaching Fellows (Washington, D.C.)