Schedule

Debby in her office facing her laptop engaged in a presentation. A ring light in the foreground and her bookshelf in the background

Are you interested in inviting Debby to speak in your community? Check out our Engagement Tips for Hosts and submit your inquiry here.

"The event with Debby really shed light on parts of US racial history that I and others were not aware of. Even to this day, our D&I department mentions Debby's event and the 21-day challenge." ~ Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

“Debby’s story of her personal journey is peppered with historical “aha” moments that can’t help but grab your attention. Getting to share her voice with our donor community and staff was seminal to moving each of us further along in our collective journey toward racial justice and equity.”  ~ The Boston Foundation

"Thank you for inspiring us through your thought provoking and informative session. Your talk was the perfect primer for Maine Camps to think more critically about our history as it relates to the Indigenous people of Maine. Thank you also for facilitating a powerful conversation with Claudia Fox Tree and Erick Giles. We have work to do - and the three of you helped set us on the path to move forward. Thank you." ~ Maine Summer Camps

2022 Engagements

January 11 ~ Easton Public Schools
January 13 ~ Potsdam School District Community Presentation

January 14 ~ Potsdam School District Faculty and Staff Training
January 17 ~ Tell Me The Truth with Black Girl in Maine ~ YWCA White Plains/Westchester 

January 26 ~ Maine Summer Camps
February 3 ~ Potsdam School District Community Presentation
February 8 ~ Easton Public Schools
February 8 ~ The Bush School & University Book Store

Evening * Book Launch * for Dear White Woman, Please Come Home
February 9 ~ FEH BOCES Virtual DEI Conference 
February 10 - April 21 ~ Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement with Second Layer Consulting
February 11 ~ Food Solutions New England 

February 16 ~ Porter Square Books
Evening * Book Launch * for Dear White Woman, Please Come Home
February 17 ~ HGA Architects
February 17 ~ History Cambridge
February 23 ~ Herzing University
February 23 ~ Race & Privilege with Susanne Goldstein 

March 9-12 ~ White Privilege Conference ~ Charlotte, NC
March 24 ~ IU Northwest
March 29 ~ Tell Me The Truth with Black Girl in Maine ~ Impact Collective 

March 31 - Newburyport Parent Speaker Series ~ Newburyport, MA
April 12 ~ Kenyon College Book Talk with Kimberlee Yolanda Williams for Dear White Woman, Please Come Home
April 19 ~ Enterprise Bank
April 26 ~ Good Person Happy Hour ~ For previous event hosts only
April 29 ~ Rock County, WI
May 2 ~ Essex County Learning Community
May 10 ~ Enterprise Bank
May 11 ~ Novant Health
May 15 ~ Beloved Community Lynn/Marblehead
May 31-June 4 ~ National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
June 14 ~ Good Person Happy Hour ~ For previous event hosts only
June 15 ~ Novant Health
June 15 ~ Private Women's Group ~ Book Talk with Kimberlee Yolanda Williams for Dear White Woman, Please Come Home
June 24 ~ Rock County, WI
July 22 ~ Freedom To Learn Summer 2022 Conference
July 27 ~ Novant Health
August 4 ~ Essex County Learning Community

August 30
Transformational Conversations: Moving from Fear to Curiosity

Berkshire School
Sheffield, MA

September 1
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?

New Jersey Prevention Network
virtual

September 13
Top 10 Things a DEI Council Needs to Know
with Cynthia Pesantez
The Jackson Laboratory
virtual

September 16
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?

Office of the Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH

September 20
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?
Phillips Academy Andover
Andover, MA

September 22
Leveling the Playing Field
Phillips Academy Andover
Andover, MA

September 28
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?
Farmington Racial Equity Taskforce
Farmington, CT
Public event - registration info to come

October 10
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations
with Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain)
Interested in hosting? Contact Cynthia via this form.

October 11
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations
with Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain)
Interested in hosting? Contact Cynthia via this form.

October 13
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?
The Jackson Laboratory
virtual

October 18
Dear White Woman, Please Come Home book talk
with author Kimberlee Yolanda Williams
hosted by League of Women Voters New York
virtual
Public event - registration info to come

October 18
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations
with Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain)
hosted by Farmington Racial Equity Taskforce
Public event - registration info to come

October 26 & 27
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference
Tell Me What To Do! Strategies for Cultivating Cross-Racial Relationships with Kimberlee Yolanda Williams
&
Transformational Conversations: Moving from Fear to Curiosity
Waltham, MA

October 28 & 29
I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?
Cape Cod White Privilege Symposium
Hyannis, MA
Public event - REGISTER HERE

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