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Womanist Scholar-Activist on the Front Lines of Social Justice Struggles
  • Award-winning community advocate and leader of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter
  • Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles
  • Writer, radio host and regular commentator in national media outlets
Institutional Diversity Strategist, Trainer, and Facilitator
  • Intercultural Leadership Development
  • Faculty Development and Inclusive Teaching
  • Bridging Global Education with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Islam and Supporting Muslim Students; Addressing Islamophobia 
  • Hip Hop Pedagogy Within Multicultural and Academic Arenas
Racial Equity Educator and Filmmaker
  • Producer & Director of "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible," "Healing Justice," "Light in the Shadows," and "The Way Home"
  • Building sustainable communities through equity and social justice
Expert on Race, Whiteness, and Ethnic Studies
  • His lectures, keynote addresses, and trainings focus on challenging racism/whiteness, working through unconscious bias, creating inclusive college campuses, and the expansion of ethnic studies programs
  • Author of the book, White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of "Post-Racial" Higher Education, winner of the 2019 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Served as expert witness in the Tucson Unified Mexican American Studies case (Arce v. Douglas), the highest-profile ethnic studies case in the country’s history.
Pro-Black Organizer Innovating Gen Z's Approach to Political Theory and Discourse
  • Activism in a Digital Age
  • Capitalism and Black Liberation
  • Addressing Issues Related to Race, Gender, and Social Class Within the U.S. Historical and Political Framework, and in the Classroom
  • Documentary Filmmaker for Human Rights and the Global Climate Crisis
Accomplished Educator, Writer and Social/Cultural Critic
  • His scholarship examines Native American, Indigenous, Creole, Black, Latinx, Queer, Mixed-Race, and Comparative Critical Ethnic Studies
  • Author of nine books including Cultural Representation in Native America, Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community and Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity
  • Professor and Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego as well as the inaugural founding Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Child Advocate
  • Award-winning author, scholar, and journalist who speaks and writes about race, politics, pop culture, child welfare issues, diversity in media and higher education, implicit bias, and other racial justice topics
  • Expert on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for College Faculty and how to teach the 66-85% of youth who have lifetime traumatic event exposure
  • Author of the forthcoming book Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children and Teenagers in America, 1880-1968, That Mean Old Yesterday (a memoir), and Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America
Activist, Writer and College Professional
  • Speaks and writes about Indigenous rights issues and greater Native presence in media and higher education.
  • Director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota
  • Founder of Natives In America, an online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth.
Changing the Culture of Complacency
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainers, Educators, and Content Creators
  • Racial Justice Education and Training
  • Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice Education and Advocacy
  • Arts-Based Approaches with experience in film, TV, radio and theater
Intercultural Specialist, Author, Speaker
  • Presentations and workshops focus on building cross-cultural relations, and effective and passionate leaders with broad perspectives to become agents of change
  • Tenured Faculty and Campus Interfaith Strategist at Cal Lutheran, and visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA