Workshops

Diversity and Intersectionality Workshops

(Customized Presentations Available; all workshops have the option of faith-based or community-based.)

  • Beginning the Ally Journey: Vocabulary, History, Continued Learning Resources, and Action Steps (available as general cultural competency or focusing on Racial Justice, Disability Justice, and/or LGBTQ+ Justice)
  • Narrowing the Margins: Exploring then Moving Beyond Divide and Conquer Politics to Promote Leadership Across Differences
  • Best Practice, Best Spaces: Creating Inclusive Spaces, Events & Programs Based in Equitable Policy and Procedure (Can include a full or specific focus area equity audit)
  • Removing Barriers for Volunteerism and Activism in Marginalized Communities: How to Engage and Empower Diverse Members of Our Communities
  • Expanding Your Consumer Base: Exploring Minority Groups As Major Markets and Building Partners
  • Widening the Rainbow: Exploring Intersectional Awareness and Activism to Include LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people with disabilities
  • + (Plus) Means More: Incorporating Progressive Trans, Queer, and New Gender Activism Into LGBT Movement Work

Activism Workshops

(Customized Presentations Available; all workshops have the option of faith-based or community-based.)

  • Activism 101: The Basics of Building Community Movements
  • Armchair Activism: Using Social Media for the Movement
  • Writing for Advocacy: The Power of Editorial Writing from Social Media Posts to Newspaper Opinion Editorials
  • Telling Your Story: Personal Testimony as Toolkit
  • Person to People: Tabling, Door-Knocking, and Other Base-Building
  • Public Speaking for Persuasion: Essentials of Language, Rhetoric, and Confident Delivery for Advocacy in Public Spaces
  • Legislative Visits: Connecting with Change Makers
  • One-On-One: Building Intentional Relationships for Advocacy and Partnership
  • Heart in Hand: Using the Arts for Social Justice Work
  • Being an Active Ally in 10 Simple Steps (Individual and Organization versions available)
  • Active Peacemaking: Positive Community Change Rooted in Nonviolent Activism

Creative Writing Workshops

(Customized Presentations Available; all workshops have the option of faith-based or community-based.)

  • From the Stage to the Page: Written Works from Spoken Word or Performance Pieces (especially for performance artists considering publication, competition or submission)
  • From the Page to the Stage: Giving Dynamic and Engaging Readings, Performances, and Features
  • I Too, Am America: Using creative arts from many countries to broaden cultural¬† competency and awareness
  • Telling and Selling: Effectively Focus and Market Your Work in Today’s Diversified Market.
  • Braving the Inner Wild: A multi-genre creative workshop including guided meditation, mindfulness, and gentle movement activities and craft arts.
  • Creatives for Change: From freedom chants to protest art, explore how the arts have been integral in community empowerment movements and practice using your own creativity to raise awareness and empower communities

Presentations and Workshops of Note

  • Franklin County United Way
  • York County United Way
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Art Institute of York
  • Cultural Alliance of York County
  • Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • York Daily Record Storytellers Project
  • YorkCrafted PechaKucha Lecture Series
  • Lutheran Advocacy Ministries of Pennsylvania (LAMPa)
  • Lutheran Camping Corporation
  • Pennsylvania Parish Resource Center
  • Pennsylvania Council of Churches
  • Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania (MILPA)
  • Put People First – PA!
  • CASA – Immigration and Education Services
  • United Lutheran Seminary
  • Rutgers University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Columbia University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Arizona State University
  • Penn State University
  • Millersville University
  • York College
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Messiah College
  • Central Penn College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Eastern York School District
  • Red Lion School District – York
  • Dallastown School district – York
  • Northeastern York School District
  • Southern York School District
  • City of York School District
  • York County School of Technology
  • Logos Academy of York
  • York Country Day School
  • Pennsylvania A.C.L.U.
  • Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
  • Baltimore Theatre Project
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania
  • Poor People’s Campaign
  • PA Early Childhood Education Summit

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