RECENT Speaking Engagement and Events

 

2018

+ Presenter–New York University

+ Presenter–International Center of Photography 

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "Double Feature & Panel"

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "StoryShift: Amplify, Resource & Support Accountable Storytelling"

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "Whose Story Is It? De-colonizing Documentary Practice"

+ Panelist–DOC NYC Pro's Distribution Boot Camp, "Secrets of Self-Distribution"

+ Presenter–Good Pitch Local, Dallas, TX

+ Presenter–Wesleyan University

+ Presenter–Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 

+ Presenter–Fossil Free Fest 

+ Presenter–Lumbee Film Festival

+ Facilitator–Tribeca Film Festival, "Diversity on Whose Terms?"

+ Facilitator–Advancing Justice Conference, "In the Streets, On the Screen: Documentaries for Social Justice"

+ Presenter–Real Art Ways

+ Presenter–The Queens Museum

+ Panelist–The Reach Gallery

 

2017

+ Panelist, Citizen Artist Salon

+ Workshop Leader, Laundromat Project

+ Workshop Leader, Magnum Foundation

+ Presenter–Sane Energy Project, "Displaced; A Conversation on Climate Chaos, Refugee Crisis and Immigration"

+ Panelist–Tribeca Film Festival

+ Panelist–Patois Human Rights Film Festival

+ Presenter–Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

+ Presenter–New York University, Arts Politics

+ Presenter–School of Visual Arts

+ Panelist–NYU Wagner School, "Arts, Public Narrative, and Storytelling for Social Justice"

+ Workshop Leader–#GetOrganizedBK, "Storytelling for Activists Using Film and Other Mediums"

+ Panelist–Firelight Lab

+ Presenter–NAMAC Hatch Lab, Philadelphia

+ Presenter–People vs. Oil and Gas Summit 

+ Panelist–Blackstar Film Festival, "Who Gets to Tell Which Stories? On Cultural Appropriation"

+ Presenter–Water Warriors Screening on Swale

 

2016

+ Keynote Presenter–JustFilms, "Visual Storytelling and Strategy Workshop"

+ Keynote Presenter– Images of Voices and Hope's Restorative Narrative Colloquium and Retreat 

+ Keynote Presenter–National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture's Alliance 2016 (Watch it here)

+ Workshop Leader–Laundromat Project, Workshop on Community Partnerships

+ Presenter–Hunter College, Arts, Culture and Public Policy Class 

+ Presenter–New York University–Participatory Action Research class

+ Presenter–The Post Environmental Center

+ Workshop Leader–Newspace Center for Photography, "Visual Storytelling as Activist Strategy"

+ Presenter–United World College Annual Conference: Climate Change & Energy Innovation

 

2015

+ Presenter–NYU Media and Environment Class

+ Presenter–The New School, Governing Emergencies Network

+ Presenter–US Departments of Arts and Culture, "#IMAGINING: Creative Strategies to Fight Gentrification in NYC"

+ Panelist–The Foundry Theatre, "Reimagining our Communities"

+ Presenter–What is Journalism? Exploring the Past, Present and Future Conference, "An Evening with Community-Based Storytellers"

+ Presenter–Hunter College, Arts, Culture and Public Policy Class 

+ Workshop Leader–Laundromat Project, Workshop on Community Partnerships

+ Presenter–International Center of Photography, "Telling Stories Differently: Activism and Engagement in the Age of New Media" 

+ Presenter–Firelight Media Producer’s Lab Retreat, “Storytelling In A Digital World” 

 

2014

+ Presenter–Doc NYC, "Shorter Forms for Ever Shorter Attention Spans"

+ Presenter–Creative Change NYC: Arts, Culture & Economic Justice Strategy Session

+ Presenter–Camden Film Festival, "Doc/Tech"

+ Presenter–Creative Change Retreat, “Sharing Our Stories: Arts & Activism” 

+ Workshop Leader–Sandy Storyline Writing Workshop at New York Public Library in New Dorp Staten Island 

+ Presenter–Magnum Foundation and Paley Center for Media, “ Creative Innovation and Digital Community: Art & Media on the Brink of Change”

+ Panelist–Mayor’s Office Talking Transition,” From the Edge of Disaster: How Activists and Insiders Can Use the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy to Make the City Safer”

+ Presenter–NJ News Commons, Innovating the Local News Ecosystem National Conference

+ Panelist–Office of Emergency Management, NYC Citizen Corps and NY Writers Coalition, “Finding a Voice: Storytelling After a Disaster”

+ Presenter–Chicken and Egg Reproductive Justice Gathering

+ Presenter and Workshop Leader–US Forest Service, “Urban Natures Workshop: Engaging Social Science Perspectives from Emerging Scholars”

+ Presenter–Tribeca Film Institute, Department of Education and Moving Image Blueprint, Conference for media educators

+ Presenter–CommonBound: Moving Towards a New Economy Conference

+ Presenter–Reboot Stories, “Learn Do Share Lab”

+ Workshop Leader–Sandy Storyline Writing Workshop in partnership with Rockaway Wildfire, Far Rockaway

+ Presenter and Workshop Leader–Storycode DC

+ Workshop Leader–Laundromat Project, Workshop on Community Partnerships

+ Presenter–Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change

 

2013

+ Panelist–TFI Interactive, Storyscapes: Creating Immersive Story Experiences

+ Panelist–Municipal Art Society, “Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up”

+ Panelist–Downtown Community Television, “Sandy Witness”

+ Panelist–Rosa Luxemburg Stifung, “Teach Radical”

+ Presenter–Brooklyn Historical Society, “Sandy, One Year Later: Sharing and Preserving Brooklyn’s Stories”

+ Organizer and Presenter–BRIC House, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Life After Hurricane Sandy”

+ Keynote Presenter–Hunter College, Lecture for “Media in a Digital Age”

+ Keynote Presenter–Montclair State University, Colloquium 

+ Panelist–Brooklyn Arts Council, “Documenting Sandy”

+ Presenter and PanelistCreative Time Summit, “My Brooklyn”

+ Panelist–#NYTechResponds, Relief Agency Conference

+ Presenter–NOCD-NY Citywide Forum

+ Presenter–Regarding Humanity Salon "Storytelling: Who Does it Well?"