Public Speaking

In addition to my regular teaching, I do numerous speaking gigs every year including keynotes, guest lectures, seminars, panels, and webinars. I give talks on topics beyond environmental justice training as well, based on my years as a published author and Native journalist. I have written extensively on understanding Native American stereotypes, surfing and surf culture, American settler society, race and diversity, the Native American art world, and much more.

If you are interested in booking me for a speaking date, please contact me to check on my availability and fees.

Upcoming Appearances and Events

2019 
 
March 19, Cal State University San Marcos, “A Different Box: The Role of Indigenous
     Knowledge in Building a Place and Land Based Ethic”
 
 
April 4-6 University of California Merced, IH Grad Conference, Humanities Day keynote        address
 
 
April 13—LA Festival of Books, Los Angeles. 4:00-5:00,  USC campus Taper Hall, 101
 
 
April 22–Cal State San Marcos, book talk
 
 
April 25–World of Wellesley, Wellesely, Ma. book talk
 
 
April 26-28–San Diego State University, Impact Zones and Liminal Spaces surf conference
 
 
May 14– University of California Los Angeles, book talk
 
 
June 22–Skylight Books, Los Angeles, book talk
 
 
July 25–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma.
 
 
July 26–Leventhal Map Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma.
 
 
July 28-Aug. 2– Upstander Academy, guest faculty
 
 
 
 
August 11–Surfrider National Summit, University of California Irvine.
 
 
Sept. 17–Loyola Marymount University, 5 PM (panelist, The Environmental History of
Ballona Wetlands)
 
 
Sept. 12–Decolonizing Collaborative Conservation Research, keynote, Colorado State University
 
 
Sept. 19–Western Literature Association, Estes Park, Co.
 
 
Sept. 11–Society for Environmental Journalists, Colorado State University, plenary session
 
 
Nov. 14–Center for Race and Democracy, Arizona State University; Social Cohesion Dialogue 
 
 
Nov. 15–National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, Ca., Roundtable
 
 
Dec. 8–Howard Zinn Book Fair, San Francisco
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
Jan. 8–University of California Davis, Native American Studies
 
 
Jan. 21, 2020–Center for Race and Democracy, Arizona State University; Dancing Earth Public Program
 
 
Feb. 12–University of Oregon
 
 
Feb. 28–California State University Long Beach
 
 
March 14–Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Arizona
 
 
April 1–Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
 
May 1–EDCO IDEAS Conference, Boston, Ma.
 
 
June 21–Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, Providence, Rhode Island
 
 
July 2-5–Socialism 2020, Chicago, Ill. 
 
 
July 14-21–Institute of Contemporary Art and Research Center, Miami, Fla.
 
 
Aug. 2-7–Upstander Academy, Boston, Ma.