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I’ve spoken on the following topics, but I’m happy to prepare other content.
- What Is the Color of Compromise?
- Based on my first book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, I get straight to the root issues of white supremacy, greed, and the brutality of racism. This talk provides an introduction and overview of the book, but goes further. It equips listeners to understand the complexities of our current racial situation in order to disrupt the status quo. This talk is perfect in conjunction with a book-signing.
- How to Fight Racism
- Like an un-killable cockroach, racism keeps scurrying back into our lives to creep us out and contaminate everything it touches. No matter how many laws we pass, resolutions we write, or programs we implement, racism still seems just as present today as it has been in centuries past. This session will help us understand how America created the story of anti-black racism and spend some time explaining ways to flip the script in order to pursue meaningful racial justice right now.
- Divided by Faith: Why Our Churches are Segregated in the First Place
- By now it is relatively common knowledge that Sunday morning church services are the most segregated hour in America. The question is how did it get this way? And what do we do about it? In this talk I present a historical survey and sociological analysis of how racism created racial segregation in what should be God’s house of prayer for all people. This talk helps listeners understand the current state of the church in terms of race and move toward positive action steps to prevent prejudice.
- How to Survive as a PoC at a PWI
- Whether in college, seminary, or the workplace, racial and ethnic minorities often feel awash in a sea of whiteness. Surviving, let alone thriving, in such contexts presents a challenge to almost every person of color (PoC) at a predominantly white institution (PWI). In this talk, I offer some tools to help PoC understand racial identity development and give suggestions for self-care and maneuvering in white settings. This presentation works well for college students of all races as well as majority black student groups.
Some other topics I’ve addressed…
Understanding the Heart Cry of #Black Lives Matter (Race and the Church Series, Richmond, VA)
Red and Blue & Black and White: Untangling Race, Politics, and Religion in America (First Mondays Speaker Series, Dordt College, Iowa)