My newest TED talk was delivered in May 2017 in Bend, Oregon. While the eyebrow-raising title (“Yes, Read the Comments Section”) might make some feel uncomfortable because of their personal experiences, I believe it is important to wade into the waters of the unknown in order to make connections with those of different beliefs. At […]Read more "Yes, Read the Comments Section"
It’s quiet. Eerily quiet.
Returning home after a long stretch of touring is a strange sensation.Read more "Ready. Set. Stop."
Last month, I had the honor and privilege of being the keynote speaker for Portland State University’s 2016 Multicultural Graduation. The video of the speech can be found above. Here’s the original text: It’s a great honor to be speaking with you – not only because I’m addressing a graduating class that has the potential […]Read more "Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Keynote (Video & Text)"
On June 25th, I’ll be teaching an all-day seminar on Entrepreneurship at Marylhurst University. While it is generally reserved for current MBA and business management students, the school is welcoming community members to attend as well. Below is information about the class: Entrepreneurship involves the process of converting an idea or invention into a successful enterprise […]Read more "Upcoming Entrepreneurship Seminar"
Today, I participated in a panel from City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum on how social media affects elections in Oregon. I was honored to join a distinguished group of experts, each with a unique perspective into the role that new media plays with social change. Below is the Storify recap of social media posts […]Read more "How Social Media Affects Elections"
Tomorrow, Feb 17th, I’ll be presenting a workshop for the American Marketers Association Portland chapter called “Stop Tokenizing Me: How to Be Diverse and Inclusive In Your Marketing.” As I hint in the description, diversity and inclusion are often afterthoughts, especially in the world of marketing and communications. When “diversity” is seen as something to […]Read more "Developing Truly Diverse and Inclusive Marketing and Communications"
In Portland, Oregon, a brave community college launched a new project that “seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.” It’s called Whiteness History Month. And it has received equal parts scorn as well as praise. It should be noted that the endeavor itself isn’t “White […]Read more "What Whiteness History Month is Already Teaching Us"