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"
My newest TEDx talk, Losing the Line Between Art and Activism, is now available to watch: I was fighting a cold/jet lag that day so I hope you’ll pardon some of the coughing This talk was probably one of the most transparent and vulnerable moments that I’ve had on the TEDx stage. I talk in […]Read more "Losing the Line Between Art and Activism"
My newest TED talk, “How to Get a TED Talk,” has just been uploaded to YouTube (though it has been retitled to “Pitching Your Way to the TEDx Stage”). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!Read more "How to Get a TED Talk"