In the wake of the Ferguson decision, of the 14 additional unarmed youth who have been killed in the past week, and in the face of vast disparities facing our country at every level, I believe that this is an important discussion that we need to be having. Please watch this talk – and if you […]Read more "My Newest TED Talk: Give Racism a Chance"
This week, a controversy erupted over a local show in Portland, OR. It all stemmed from the promotional artwork meant to look like a Black Friday sale advertisement: The ad features several racial stereotypes about black culture: cocoa butter, oversized basketball jerseys, grills, and so on. Understandably, local racial justice activists were upset by this poster […]Read more "How a Portland Event Being Cancelled Demonstrated White Privilege"
This is the text of my TEDxSpokane talk that I recently delivered. In light of the protests and events taking place across our country now, I thought it would be appropriate to share. When the video is available, I will be posting it here. In November of 2013, I did an interview with Travel & […]Read more "Give Racism a Chance"
My newest TED talk, from TEDxSalem. I hope you enjoyRead more "Your Life Has a Word Count Limit – Make Every Word Count"
What an incredible past 4 days! Things kicked off on Saturday night in Portland, OR, when my band (The Slants) debuted our new lead singer and shared the stage with Japanese pop punk legends, Shonen Knife. It was an incredible show – many local friends joined us at the show and gave Ken (our singer) […]Read more "TEDxSpokane, NW Public Employees Diversity Conference, Shonen Knife"
Like any other communications effort, live-tweeting involves both strategy and tactics. You should have broad goals and purpose, as well as specific actions to execute the plan. Doing so can exponentially raise the awareness and increase the life of your in-person efforts.Read more "5 Ways to Live Tweet Like a Rockstar"
It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend! Things kicked off at Noche Bella, the annual fundraising gala for the Latino Network. It was a beautiful event and I’m pleased to report that we helped raise over $30,000 for their incredible services. They had some especially moving videos that showed the power of their services on […]Read more "TEDxSalem, Latino Network, and Jade District recap"