Find Me/Work With Me

I love spending time with folks committed to literacy and liberation, especially as related to BIPOC children and youth. Please fill out the contact form below if you’d like me to come work with your faculty and/or school district, or anything in between. Let’s work together! In the meantime, see below for selected speaking appearances.

2020

October

Decode 2020: Literacy and the Promise of Life & Literacy

September

1: NCTE Presents: Conversation with Derrick Barnes & Gordon James, author and illustrator of I Am Every Good Thing (Watch it again!)

August

August 18: Alberta (CA) Summer Literacy Conference

August 11, MASCD Young People Speak

August 8, National Educator Anti-Racism Conference: English & Anti-Racism Session Abolitionist Teaching Book Club

August 5: Summer Sandbox, NCTE

July

Young Chicago Authors: Write to the City, July 16

June

Long Island Writing Project Summer Mini-Invitational Institute. “Writing Through a Racial Reckoning”

May

Keynote for Rhode Island Educators of Color Conference [Twitter chat], Providence, RI (Brent Gilson’s Wakelet)

April

Belmont Public Schools ELA Department & Belmont METCO

#DisruptTexts Keynote for Educator Collaborative

March

Keynote Speaker, Super Saturday, Chicago

Gorham (ME) Public Schools, ELA Department

MA ASCD

February

Codman Academy Charter Public School, Humanities Department

January

North Andover (MA) Public Schools

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