speaking.

"It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say." -Zora Neale Hurston

SELECTED CONFERENCE, WORKSHOP AND LECTURE PRESENTATIONS

“Healing With Traumatized Children,” Workshop Presentation on Child Sexual Abuse in Black Churches, Children’s Defense Fund Haley Farm, July 18, 2017.

Panelist, “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church,” Park Avenue Christian Church, New York, NY, April 9, 2017.

Panelist, “Our History, Our Future: a Multigenerational Conference on Human Rights,” Boston University School of Theology, April 8, 2017.

Guest Lecturer, “Black Voices and Spaces II: A Course in Black Sexual Narrative” (Instructor: Mr. Ronald Taylor), Harlem Children’s Zone, March 17, 2017.

After Screening Panelist, “Get In the Way: The Journey of John Lewis,” The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, February 15, 2017.

Panelist, “Coalition Building,” WEBelieve Conference, Columbia University, Jan. 22, 2017.

Panelist, Remarks on Child Sexual Abuse and Black Church Communities. “Roundtable on Child Sexual Abuse,” Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., December 20, 2016.

Panelist, Unholy Touches: A Black Church Boy Speaks, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Office of Black Church Studies (co-sponsored by Columbia University’s Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice), “Love Thyself: Black Bodies and Religious Space,” #BlackChurchSex Opening Plenary, March 5, 2016.

Panelist, Visionary Resistance and People Powered Movements, Forward Promise Youth Convening, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 30, 2015.

Panelist, “Reimagining Manhood: A Conversation,” Women of the World Conference, Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, June 14, 2015.

“What is Holiness?”, Religion What Is…? Series, Princeton University, March 29, 2017.

Respondent, Jeffrey Q. McCune’s “Reading Anti-Blackness: The Case of the Michaels, Queering the Monstrous,” Talk at Princeton University, October 4, 2016.

Panelist, “Enslaved Souls, Black Bodies, and the Burden of Resistance: An Interrogation of Pleasure,” Graduate Student Research Panel, MMFPN's Biennial Conference, University of Pennsylvania, November 3-5, 2016.

Panelist, “Baldwin, #BlackChurchSex, and #BlackLivesMatter: Trauma, Touch, and Desire, American University of Paris, “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Vision Conference, May 27, 2016.

Panelist, Black Women’s and Men’s Legacies and Activism, Legal Discourse and Literary Interventions Against Sexual Violence, 1990-present, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Leadership Alliance Research Symposium, July 2015. 

SELECTED INVITED PUBLIC TALKS

"(Re)Memory, Nostalgia and Conjure: Racial and Sexual Politics in a Neoliberal Age," University of Arizona, January 26, 2017.