Tell Me The Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversation

Available Dates

MLK Weekend ~ any time
Wednesday ~ February 2 ~ any time
Tuesday ~ February 23 ~ any time

Cost

$3,000

Please direct engagement inquiries to Cynthia Pesantez, Community Engagement & Operations Director ~ cynthia@debbyirving.com

Learn more about Shay Stewart-Bouley (aka Black Girl in Maine)

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Testimonials

These two outstanding activists should have a podcast, a TV show, a workshop on how to talk about race - any conceivable bullhorn with which to bring their model of thoughtful, honest dialogue to a nation sorely in need of it. Their conversations model the one that all Americans must have: the one where we confront our racial demons together and work in partnership toward a united community.”  Anna Gooding-Call, Nevins Memorial Library librarian

“Shay and Debby bring a truthfulness to the conversation about race, privilege and cross racial friendship in a unique way.  They have not only given me the voice I need to move forward as a Black woman in this work, they opened up an ongoing dialogue to an entire community.”  Nikki Moore, Marblehead Racial Justice Team

“Shay and Debby are opening the lines of communication around topics that our society desperately needs to discuss.  Their dialogues raise relatable experiences which, when examined from more than one perspective, highlight the need for interaction, communication, and understanding of the experiences of different people in our culture.” Lorien Lake-Corral, University of Maine

Previous Hosts

Black Heritage Trail ~ Portsmouth, NH
Harvard University Health Services ~ Cambridge, MA
Colby College ~ Waterville, ME
Central Square Theater ~ Cambridge, MA
Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry ~ Roxbury, MA
Marblehead  Racial Justice Committee ~ Marblehead, MA
SURJ Southern Maine/Seacoast ~ Kittery, ME
University of Maine ~Orono, ME
University of Maine ~ Bangor, ME
University of Maine ~ Augusta, ME
Nevins Library ~ Methuen, MA
Natick Coalition for Change ~ Natick, MA
American Civil Liberties Union ~ Portland, ME
Bar Harbor Maine YWCA ~ Bar Harbor, ME
Families Organizing for Racial Justice ~ Newton, MA
Seattle Equity Summit ~ Seattle, WA
Friends School of Portland ~ Portland, ME
Highline Public Schools ~ Seattle, WA
Wayland Free Public Library ~ Zoom Event
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences ~ Zoom Event