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2014. “James Baldwin at BGSU: Self-Expatriation, Sexual Dissidence and Identity Politics.” (with Robert L. Perry). James Baldwin: Transatlantic Commuter Conference (Montpellier, France: June 5-7).
2014, “Black Is As Black Does” presented at the 10th annual Emerging Black Leaders Symposium, Tufts University, March.
2014. “The Case of Little Rock: Examining Post-Segregation Social Capital and Political Attitudes.” National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Wilmington, DE.
2014. “Identifying Successful Campaign Tactics in LGBT Minority Politics.” Creating Change Conference. February.
2014. “African American Attitudes about LGBT Issues.” Southern Political Science Association. January.
2014. “Author Meets Critics Panel: “Black Mayors, White Majorities” Southern Political Science Association. January.
2013, Keynote Speaker, Red Door Foundation, Saving Ourselves Symposium, Memphis, TN., June.
2013, Keynote Speaker, “Love, Legacy, and Leadership: Civil Rights in the 21st Century,” Black History Month Program, Alcorn State University, February 14.
2013, Keynote Speaker, “Let Justice Roll.” Social Gospel in Action Black History Month Community Program, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Starkville MS, February.
2013, Keynote Speaker, Eastern Michigan University, Department of African American Studies, “Re-Election of President Barack Obama,” February 7.
2013, Keynote Speaker, Allen Park High School, Allen Park, Michigan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, January 21.
2013, “21st Century Urban Politics Roundtable,” National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, IL. March.
2013, “Author Meets Critic: Andra Gillespie’s The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post- Racial America, Southern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL.
2013, “21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests,” Southern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL.
2013, “Targeted Racial Discourse” presented at the Semantics and Ethics of Racial Language Symposium, University of Mississippi, October.
2013, “Reflections on Hanes Walton, Jr.” The Life, Work and Legacy of Dr. Hanes Walton, Jr.: The Dean of Black Politics” Panel 1, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, IL. March.
2013, “A Movement to Law Pipeline: Measuring Local Impact and LGBT Legal Victories,” presented at the OutLaw Symposium, University of Mississippi Law School, March 2013
2013, “Social (In)Justice in Action: The Significance of Civil Rights in the 21st Century.” Presented at the Stennis Institute Education Policy Fellow Program, Mississippi State University, February.
2013, “President Obama’s First Term and the Black LGBT Policy Agenda: Administrative Policy vs. Passed Legislation,” presented at The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change; panel sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition, January.
2012, “21st Century Urbanism: Integrating People, Infrastructure, Jobs and Environment,” a panel presentation presented at the University of Rhode Island Year of the UrbanScape Fall Program: Urban Environments Today: How Are We Experiencing Them, and Who Is the ‘We’?, Providence, RI., October.
2012, “Cities in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta,” a panel presentation presented at the 42nd Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C., September.
2012. Keynote Speaker, “Fighting Irish Lessons.” Central Catholic High School Junior Class, April 30.
2012. Keynote Speaker. “Around the World in 180 Minutes” Spring Fundraiser, West Side Montessori Center, Toledo, OH., April 28.
2012. “Uniquely You.” Presented at Middle Tennessee State University, February.
2012. “Closing Workshop on Identity Formation.” Colleges of Worcester Consortium ALANA Network Crossing Boundaries Conference, February.
2012. “Unity and Community.” Presented at Teen Summit, Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History, January.
2012. Panelist, Discussion of Barack Obama’s Presidency. Black History Month Forum. Eastern Michigan University, February.
2011. Speaker, “The Changing Face of Worcester,” City Manager’s Commission Against Bias and Hate Forum, November.
2011. “History, Law, Politics and Society: Arizona’s three anti-brown legislation, 2010-2011” Presented at the Institutional Racism distance learning course, Professor Donald Cunnigen, Professor of Sociology, University of Rhode Island: Kingston, in conjunction with Spelman College, University of Colorado: Colorado Springs, April.
The Politics of Black Civic Engagement in 2011
Clark Univ. Boston Alumni Council at Lir
February 28, 2011, 6 p.m.
“Lead Panelist, Discussion of Barack Obama’s Presidency.” Eastern Michigan University, February 9, 2011.
Workshop, “Prejudice and (In)Tolerance,” Congregational Church of Needham, February 6, 13, and 27th, 2011.
First Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
Anna Maria College
January 17, 2011
A Movement of a King: An Evening with Dr. Ravi Perry
January 19, 2011
“Disturbing the Peace,” Keynote Address, “Roc the Mike” Black History Month Program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, February 26, 2010
“Hymn, Him and Hem: A Balm in Gilead and Me,” Congregational Church of Needham, MA, January 17, 2010
“Constitution through post Civil War Legislation Regarding African Americans,” lecture presented at an Introduction to Africana Studies undergraduate class at the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Fall 2007
“Black Mayors: An Overview and Contemporary Challenges,” lecture presented at a Black Politics class at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Fall 2007
“Deracialization and Urban Campaigns,” lecture presented at an undergraduate Urban Politics class at Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Guest Lecture, Spring 2007
“The History of the AME Church, the Leadership of Richard Allen, and Contemporary Relevance,” speech presented at Bethel AME Church, Providence, RI, 2007.
“Institutionalized Love, speech presented at Bethel AME Church, Providence, RI, 2007.
“Mercy Endureth,” speech presented at Bethel AME Church, Providence, RI, 2007.
“In Celebration of Black History Month,” speech presented at the Ambulatory Care Center, U.S. Naval Base, Newport, RI, 2006.
“Middle of the Road,” speech presented at the Rhode Island Coalition for Affirmative Action Meeting, 2006.
“Us And Illusions – Excellence and Ends in the Vineyard,” speech presented as the keynote speaker at the Ministers’ Alliance of Rhode Island Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, Cranston, RI, 2006.
“The History of the AME Church, the Leadership of Richard Allen, and Contemporary Relevance,” speech presented at Quinn Chapel AME Church, Forrest Park, OH, 2004.
Speaker at City of Toledo Mayor Jack Ford’s Inaugural Celebration, Toledo Museum of Art, 2002.
“Got Milk?,” speech presented at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in celebration of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, Toledo, OH, 2001.
Links to video of past speeches, coming soon.