I offer public writing, e-courses, consulting, workshops, and other sorts of community education and professional development related to justice.
- writing for social justice
- addressing bias in workplace and educational contexts
- recognizing and countering microaggressions
- strengthening emotional literacies to pursue social and racial justice
- healing through contemplative writing
- understanding power for speaking and acting UP
- witnessing, reading, and listening to counter epistemic injustice
- rehearsing interventions through Augusto Boal’s theatre of the oppressed
- unlearning linguistic prejudice
- teaching for “high impact” through community-based learning and undergraduate research
- aligning career decisions with commitments
- feeding our bodies, feeding our movements
- making commitments to justice actionable in everyday life …
My approach tends toward interactive presentations and hands-on workshops to raise awareness of how power functions in interactions, how normalized identities reproduce marginalization, how unintentional acts can still do harm, and how understanding the rhetorical context can help us imagine different ways to respond. As a former professor in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies, I focus on communication (writing and reading, speaking and listening, recognizing and witnessing), as so much injustice is enacted through (a lack of relational, mindful) communication.
Sample Presentations and Programming