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Keynote Speeches

Keynote speeches are often the most effective way to engage audiences.  Our speeches have proven to be a catalyst for thought-provoking conversation, and impactful self evaluation.  Through these speeches, we are able to open eyes, hearts, and minds.
We are happy to tailor topics to fit your specific needs. 

Growing Up White:
My Anti-Racist Journey

Dr. Cornell shares intimate, personal stories growing up learning certain racist ideas about People of Color, carrying that into adulthood, then discovering that many of his thoughts about People of Color are considered racist.  He then shares his journey toward becoming anti-racist.  Attendees will hear examples of growing up White and being socially conditioned to have racial bias and how to work through that in their own lives.  They will be able to describe current research techniques that assists in being more anti-racist.

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave: Classic American Ideology and Race

Mrs. Kemp and Dr. Cornell tackle the dichotomy between the classic American phrases such as "Liberty and Justice for All" and the fact that not all of those living in America have justice or liberty.  Attendees will be able to describe historical events that has led to this dichotomy and what can be done so that all may claim there is "justice for all."

Design a Racist Community

Mrs. Kemp and Dr. Cornell get audience participation to draw a map of what a typical racist community looks like.  Who makes the decisions in the racist community?  How are the decisions made?  Who has control of the money, etc?  The roles of various racial groups will be discussed.  Attendees will come away with a deeper knowledge of things that are taken for granted by certain groups of people and how to be more justice-oriented.

"I Don't See Color," and Other Problematic Statements

Mrs. Kemp and Dr. Cornell dive into the everyday use of statements that come across as pleasantries but are really slights, insults, and microaggressions for People of Color.  Most people who use these phrases have good intentions but most in society have been socially conditioned to see these negative remarks as positive.  Attendees will be able to describe common microaggressions for certain groups of people and how to reframe them into positive interactions.

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