Please direct engagement inquiries to Cynthia Pesantez, Community Engagement & Operations Director ~ cynthia@debbyirving.com

2020 Engagements

January 16 ~ Harpeth Hall ~ Nashville, TN
January 20 ~ Colby College with Black Girl In Maine ~ Waterville, ME
January 22 ~ SUNY Erie ~ Williamsville, NY ***Further information here
January 23 ~ SUNY Erie Diversity Academy ~ Williamsville, NY
January 28 ~ St. Mary’s Episcopal School ~ Memphis, TN
January 29 ~ St. Mary’s Episcopal School ~ Memphis, TN
January 31 ~ The Encouraging Place ~ Raleigh, NC ***Link to register
February 1 ~ The Encouraging Place ~ Raleigh, NC
February 8 ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola Church ~ Newton, MA ***Further information here
February 9 ~ Tell Me The Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations with Black Girl In Maine ~ Glastonbury, CT *** Further information here
February 21 ~ Harford County Schools ~ Aberdeen, MD
February 25 ~ New Ventures West ~ Webinar
March 5 ~ South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care ~ Mount Pleasant, SC
March 11 ~ Shaker Heights ~ Shaker Heights, OH *** Link to Register

WEBINARS & ONLINE ENGAGEMENTS: Click host names for recorded engagements


March 24 ~ Food Solutions New England Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge Intro Webinar
April 2 ~ YWCA Cambridge with Rev Irene Monroe ***
April 9 ~ National Cathedral School Interview ***
April 16 ~ 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge Launch
April 20 ~ The Privilege Institute Coffee with the Founder ***
April 28 ~ The Full Set with DiDi Delgado ***
May 28 ~ IDEAS Conversation with Claudia Fox Tree ~ Decolonizing the Mind Through Conversations We Were Never Meant To Have 4pm EST ***
June 2 ~ New England Sports Network (NESN)
June 2 ~ “How to Use Your Privilege For Good” panel discussion 8:30pm EST ***
June 4 ~ Under the Radar with Callie Crossley ***
June 4, 8, 17 ~ Framingham State University Racial Equity Institute
June 4 ~ Top of Mind with Julie Rose ***
June 5 ~ Perspectives with Condace Pressley ***
June 10 ~ WREG Live at 9 Interview *** (see previous in-person interview here)
June 16 ~ Slalom Consulting Boston ~ Internal Event
June 18 ~ The 4s Podcast ***Listen
June 18 ~ Race & Privilege Part 2 with Verna Myers, Malia Lazu, and Susanne Goldstein ~ 8:30pm EST ***Watch
June 19 ~ “Dear White People”: A Juneteenth Conversation on Allyship ~ Internal Event
June 19 ~ African Heritage, Inc. 10th Juneteenth Program ~ ***Sign Up
June 23 ~ YWCA Cambridge ***Link
June 24 ~ YWCA Greater Capital Region Mission 2020 Series ***Sign Up
June 25 ~ WCAI, Cape Cod
June 26 ~ National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) ~ Coffee with a Community Leader 8:45-9:45am CT
June 30 ~ Harvard Virtual Book Club ~ Sign Up (The event is limited to Harvard alumni and their guests.)
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ~ Dismantling Racism (And All The Other “Isms”) with DiDi Delgado ~ 6:30pm EST ***Sign Up
July 6 ~ Blue Cross Blue Shield MA ~ Internal Event
July 7 ~ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church ***
July 13 ~ Darien Library ***
July 16 ~ YWCA Elmira ***Link to register
July 18 ~ Calvary Episcopal Church ***Link to Register
August 3 ~ DEI Council of Colorado ***Link to register
August 4 ~ YWCA-GCR Board of Directors ~ Internal Event
August 5 ~ Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES ***Link to Register
August 11 ~ OPEN Oral Health Network ~ Link coming soon
August 13 ~ Ensworth School Professional Development ~ Link coming soon
August 18 ~ Blue Cross Blue Shield MA ~ Internal Event
August 19 ~ Wolfeboro NH Author Chat ***Link coming soon
August 20 ~ First Parish of Norwell ~ Author Chat ***More information here
August 21 ~ Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church ***Link coming soon
August 25 ~ ALSAC St. Jude’s ~ Internal Event
August 25 ~ Groton SEED ~ Author Chat ***Link coming soon
August 26 ~ Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous People into the Conversation with Claudia Fox Tree ***Book this date here
August 27 ~ Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous People into the Conversation with Claudia Fox Tree ***Book this date here
August 28 ~ Episcopal High School ~ Internal Event
September 1 ~ Thayer Academy ~ Internal Event
September 8 ~ Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous People into the Conversation with Claudia Fox Tree ***Book this date here
September 21 ~ University of Wisconsin Credit Union ~ Internal Event
September 23 ~ University of Wisconsin Credit Union ~ Internal Event
September 24 ~ Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber ***Link coming soon
September 28 ~ University of Wisconsin Credit Union ~ Internal Event
September 29 ~ Memorial Hall Library ***Link coming soon
September 30 ~ Tell Me The Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversation with Shay Stewart-Bouley aka Black Girl in Maine ***Link coming soon

Due to COVID-19, Debby is moving events online or postponing to a later date. If you’re interested in a virtual event, please contact cynthia@debbyirving.com. Check back here and we will keep you posted about public events.

*** event is open to the public

2019 Engagements
2018 Engagements
2017 Engagements
2016 Engagements
2015 Engagements
2014 Engagements
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