Keynote Speaking Summary

CIVIC CREATIVENESS

  • National Council of Negro Women Annual Conference – D.C. Chapter (2010)
  • National Community Action Foundation Legislative Conference-Washington DC (2007)
  • Keynote speaker, along with U.S. Senator Barack Obama,at the Samuel De Witt Proctor Legislative Day Conference-Capitol Hill DC (2005)
  • 37th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Keynote Speaker, “Speaking Truth To Power” – Wilmington DE(2001)
  • Black History Address, City of Newark Manpower Training Center-Newark NJ (1999)
  • Sister for Sister Conference, “Positive Change, Positive Growth”-Richmond VA (1998)
  • Business and Professional Women/USA Capitol Hilton-Washington DC (1997)
  • Delta Sigma Theta-Hartford Alumnae Chapter (1997)
  • The National Links-Rochester NY (1997)
  • The National Conference “It Takes an Entire Village to Raise a Child”-Columbus OH (1995)
  • Black El Paso Democrats Annual Political Awareness Banquet-El Paso TX (1991)

KING DAY – TEACHINGS TO THE HEAD, HEART, AND SOUL

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event (August 2011)
  • King Day Speech: “Arise and Go On,” Rockville Full Life Fellowship Hall-Rockville MD, (January 2004)
  • King Day Speaker, The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus (2001)
  • King Day Speaker, Otterbein College -Westerville OH(2001)
  • MLK keynote, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH (1999)
  • MLK Commemoration Speech-Knoxville TN (1999)
  • Keynote Address, 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, Old Dominion University (1994)
  • Charter Day Convocation Speaker, Bennett College, Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC

INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE

  • National Communications Week – Central State College Bill Cosby Center, Wilberforce, Ohio (2009)
  • LecturerConspiracies and Assassinations, Wayne State University-Dayton OH (2009)
  • Boston Public Schools Student Services Homeless Students Initiative- Standing in the Midst of the Struggle (2006)
  • Keynote Speech on Communications, Jamestown College- Jamestown ND (1999)
  • The Detwiler Memorial Address for the George Washington University New Directions Conference (1997)
  • 337th Commencement Address, The Ohio State University“Go Do Something Great” (1996)
  • Homecoming Sermon  “Wanted Giants, Not Grasshoppers”- Hampton University, Hampton VA (1995)
  • Conversations with Barbara Reynolds, The College of William and Mary-Virginia (1991)
  • Virginia Education Association’s Human Dignity Conference, “Celebrating Diversity: Many Voices, Many Dreams” (1987)

ON THE RECORD FOR WOMEN

  • The National Council of Negro Women (2010)
  • Sister for Sister Conference, “Positive Change, Positive Growth” (Richmond VA)
  • The Evan D. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Conference on Ethics (Anaheim CA)
  • Women in Communications-“Media Gender and Racial Apartheid” (Washington DC).
  • Convocation Speaker -Howard University School of Divinity (2005)
  • Step by Step Prison Program – Rochester, N.Y. Washington, DC; Spoke  at Albion Women’s Prison (2005)

ANOINTED WISDOM

  • St. George’s Episcopal Church -Stewardship and Reaping the Benefits of God’s Many Blessings-Washington DC (2006)
  • St. John’s Congregational Church -The Senior Citizens Conference, Springfield MA (2006)
  • Gethsemane Baptist Church – Women’s Day Preacher (2005)
  • Guest Preacher, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta GA (2004)
  • Greater Mt. Calvary Bible Institute. Subjects: The Black Presence in the Bible, Pneumatology (1998-present)
  • Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church – Director of Monthly Worship Services for women struggling with addiction (1999-present)
  • Trinity Episcopal Church on Wall Street; Guest on the Trinity Television Talk Show (1998)
  • Purdue University 11th Quadrennial Assembly for Women, (Disciples of Christ), West Lafayette IN (1998)
  • Chautauqua Institution Preacher of the Week. This is the summer religious retreat where presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton have visited.(July 1997)
  • Allen African Memorial Church -Women’s Day Praise -Jamaica NY(1996)
  • Moore Street Baptist Church Annual Women’s Day Observance-Richmond VA (1994)

BRIDGES OF HEALTH

  • Guest faculty presenter: Howard University’s School of Medicine National Capital Symposium on Mental Health; “Bridging Addictions, Which Treatments Are Right For Your Patient” –Washington DC (2004)
  • Invocation: National Conference on Battered Women, Abused Children and Child Custody, Siena College-Loudonville NY (2004)
  • Drugs, Sex & HIV/AIDS with former Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders. Panelists included persons living with HIV/AIDS, members of congress, federal, state and local officials as panelists-Washington DC (2004)
  • President of Harriet’s Children Inc., a deliverance ministry for women struggling with alcohol and drugs and director of Save the Next Generation, which seeks a better life for at risk children, 1996 to present.
  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, “The Disappearance of Black Doctors”- Philadelphia PA (1989)

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA

  • Media and Social Policy at the Eisenhower Foundation Media Forum on Poverty, Inequality and Race Conference-Washington D.C. (2007)
  • The War and the Media -Bowie State UniversityDepartment of Communications (2003)
  • The War and the Media – Howard University Law School (2002)
  • Lecture:  Dennison University, Feb 23, 1999 “Blacks who Died in the Holocaust: The Untold Story. (This speech was selected for publication in Vital Issues, The Journal of African-American Speeches, Volume XI, No. 4, Winter 2001-Spring 2002)
  • “Media Ethics and the Public’s Right to Know,” Savannah (GA) State University (1998)
  • The First Annual CEO Conference on Ethics and Excellence-Nassau, Bahamas (1995)