Let my book engage your community. Let's create an unforgettable event together!
I wrote Waking Up White with a mission to change the way Americans are able to talk and think about race in cross-racial settings. With that in mind, I design my events to engage your community in a way that hopefully long outlasts my visit.
In planning for our event together, I'll reach out to the racial justice community in your area and create either a panel or interview format. Bringing more than one perspective to shape the presentation and field questions makes for the kind of rich conversation this topic warrants. It also allows people and organizations to form new and renewed bonds around a shared mission to create community equity. I can collaborate with bookstores, schools, theater companies, libraries, or any community interested in infusing healthy racial dialog into their culture.
The photo to the left is from a collaboration between a Central Square Theater, Community Change, Inc., and me. Using each of our mailing lists and marketing tools, we drew a diverse and large audience — despite the fact there was a snowstorm that night! I also work with my publicist to get local print, radio, and TV coverage that promotes the event. I approach every event with vigor and strategy in an effort to set all of us, and ultimately racial healing, up for success.
Thank you for helping me spread my message that addressing racism belongs to all of us, and that Waking Up White is a great tool to start and fuel the positive cross-racial connections necessary for racial healing and equity.