talks / presentations.

~artist talks/conversations. [selected]

Virtual Guest. Mindful Monday’s with Dr. Corliss Bennett. Intentional Talk Radio. March 2023. Listen.

Virtual Interview. Mindful Monday’s with Dr. Corliss Bennett. Intentional Talk Radio Station. Nov 2022. Listen.

Panelist. New York Comic Con. “Super Cypher: Hip Hop, Geeks & Nerds” New York, New York. Oct 2022.

Virtual Panelist. Collectors, Selectors, KEEPERS, and MCS: Black Feminist Sonic World-Making. Center for the Study of US, Munk School of Global Policy, University of Toronto. March 2022. Learn more

Invited Guest. Processing Progress: Entering into Palestine’s Story. Renew Church, La. 2021. Listen.

Invited Panelist. 7th Annual Afro-Politain Nomad Festival. “Meet the KEEPERS”. 2021. Watch

Invited panelist. USC Black Fulbrighters: Experiences Abroad. Academic Honors & Fellowships. 2021. Watch

Speaker. Nonviolence International. “Break The Boxes” pedagogy and methodology. 2021. Watch.

Invited Speaker. The Liberation Podcast. “The KEEPERS” Cultural Effect of Systemic Silencing of Fem voices. Mar 2021. Listen

Virtual panelist. Hip Hop Ex Conference. the KEEPERS archive women & girls in Hip Hop. Nov 2020. Watch

Invited Performer. “Childhood” original poem. Harvard Graduate Commons Grad Festival. Nov 2020. Watch

Virtual Panelist. School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) “CommUNITY Conversation: A Collective Call to Action.” University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Office. June 3, 2020. 

Guest poet. “Dear Lord” original poem. The Underground Virtual Service Church. 2020.

Performer and presenter. Breaking the Boxes: Soulful Sunday”. “Freedom” original poem at Harvard Cant Stop Hip Hop virtual Conference. Harvard Graduate School of Education. April 28, 2020. Watch

Invited Performer. “Counter CUFI: Invest in Justice” Friends of Sabeel North America event. Original poem “Palestine”. June 28th `2020. Watch

Performer: Harvard Dance Project, Theatre, Dance Media Collective. Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Collaborative Research/Performance “Catastrophic Consciousness”. 2020

Performer. Vision Lab Collective. “Willie Cole Beauties Exhibit” Harvard Radcliffe Institute. April 2019. Learn more

Guest Speaker. Department of Romance languages. “Portuguese Table Talk: Minha Jornada na Capoeira” 2019.

Performer. “Childhood” Harvard Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative. Jacir Palace, Bethlehem, Palestine. Jan 2019.

Performer. “Liberation” poem and Capoeira demonstration. International Society of Black Latinos 2nd Annual Awards Gala, Barnsdale Gallery Theatre. Los Angeles, Ca. Sept 2016

Performer. “The Future” spoken word. Abundant Life Christian Church, Los Angeles, Ca. Sept 2016. Learn more

Invited Poet. USC B.E.A.M (Black Excellence And More) Podcast. Break The Boxes. 2016.

Poet. 34th Annual Black History Month Martin Luther King Tribute, USC, Bovard. Spoken Word “Freedom” Feb. 2016.

Poet. First Congregational Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA. “The Future” Spoken Word. Sept 2015.

Poet. USC Residential Education Diversity Month. Performance. Spoken Word. 2015.

Performer. International Society of Black Latinos 1st Annual Awards Gala, Barnsdale Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca. “Grounded” poem awarding Chuck Berry. Oct 2014

Performer. 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Tribute for Black History Month. “Freedom” Poem USC, Bovard Auditorium. Los Angeles, Ca. 2014.

Performer. Night of Soulful and Inspirational Expressions University of Southern California (USC) Saved By Grace Gospel Choir Los Angeles, Ca. 2013

Performer. KJLH Christian Radio Station Saved by Grace Choir. Songs of Praise. Aug 2013.

~conferences / colloquiums.

Panelist. American Studies Association (ASA) Conference. “Sound Studies Caucus: Selector, Collectors, KEEPERS, and MC’s: Hearing and Conserving Black Feminist Sonic World-Making” panel. New Orleans, Louisiana. Nov 6-9, 2022.

Featured panelist. Tufts Black Women’s Empowerment Conference. In-person. Medford, Massachusetts. April 2022.

Panelist. Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) “Place, Performance and Memory” panel. Virtual conference hosted by Georgetown University. March 2022. Learn more

Invited Liturgist. Easter in Jerusalem with Rev. William Barber. Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). March 2021. Watch

Selected Participant. “Palestinian and African American Christians Stand in Solidarity with One-Another” Christ at the Checkpoint organization. Bethlehem Bible College. June 2021. Watch

Virtual Interviewee. Visions for the future of Africana Spirituality Chaplaincy, Tufts University Chaplaincy Series. April 2021. Watch

Virtual Panelist. “Beyond A Two-State Solution” by Jonathan Kuttab. Interactive Webinar Non-violence International Organization. Zoom. Dec 2020. Watch

Virtual Panelist. “Sankofa: The KEEPERS look back and ahead to archive womxn and girls in Hip Hop”. Harvard Graduate School of Education 4th Annual Hip Hop Exp lab conference in Cambridge, Ma, Nov 2020. Watch

Moderator. “Black Women’s Imagination and the Beyond” panel at Harvard Divinity School’s 4th Annual Black Religious, Spirituality and Culture Conference. Feb 2020. Watch

Guest Preacher. Daily Prayer and Song service. Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference. Nov 2020. Watch

Presenter. “Narratives of Belonging: Comprehensive Experiential Learning in Palestine”. Harvard University Religious Literacy Project as a Religion, Conflict and Peace. Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 12, 2019

Panelist. “A Capoeira: Uma ode para a arte que me conquistou” presented on the “When Reality and Fiction Overlap” panel. 92nd annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference in Atlanta, GA, November 2019

Panelist. “Dimensionality of Blackness: Racialized and Gendered Performance of Capoeira in Salvador Bahia, Brazil and Beyond” . Terra da Alegria: Deconstructing Folkloric Imaginings of Salvador Bahia, Brasil panel. 66th annual South Eastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) conference in Oaxaca, Mexico, March 2019

Presenter. “Capoetics: Exploring the Power of Movement and Word through Capoeira and Poetry” Artistic intervention Cor da Bahia panel at the department of Philosophy and Human Sciences at Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador Bahia, Brasil, May 2018

Presenter. “Living in Brazil/Practical Issues” Fulbright Brasil Comission. São Paulo, Brazil. February 23, 2018.

Presenter. “Is This Even You? Examining identity construction for students of African and Arab descent”. McNair/Gateway Scholars Program. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, Ca. 2015. Learn more

~retreats / workshops.

Guest speaker. “Authentic Community Engagement, Respect, Trust, Advocacy Framework”. Harvard Center For Community Service Engaged Scholarship. Nov 2022.

Facilitator. Education and Arts Praxis Group. Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference. First Annual Black Church Summit. Chicago, Illinois. Aug 2022

Virtual Facilitator: First Annual Unlearning Retreat “Africana Spirituality through Capoeira ritual practice”. Tufts University Chaplaincy, in collaboration with Tufts Hindu Chaplaincy. Jan 2021

Co-host. Building Community Amid a Pandemic, Harvard Dean of Students Office, First-year Experience. August 2021

Facilitator/Organizer. DivEx Now “Identity and Belonging Spring Retreat”, Harvard Divinity School. Cambridge, Ma. Feb 2019

Co-facilitator. Open Spirit Deepening Connections: Just Music and Listening Workshop. Open Spirit Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Oct 26, 2019.

Facilitator. “Capoesia: Explorando o poder do movimento e a palavra” Federal University of Bahia. Contact Improvisation Student Group. 2018