Speaking Engagements

We speak at conferences, present on panels, have been keynotes, and more. We enjoy engaging crowds, small and large, in dialogue around these important issues.

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Invite us to speak on these topics: 

  • anti racist and anti bias teaching approaches
  • culturally sustaining pedagogy & instruction
  • holistic curriculum development
  • the state of US education and justice focused education
  • literacy practices and strategies for k-12
  • curriculum audits, text selection, and racialized imaginations
  • Textured Teaching®
  • writing for healing, community, and freedom

Keep in mind we also engage in workshops that are student-facing. We love working with young people!  For those sessions, we do poetry workshops, education workshops, and facilitate conversations on topics of justice. 


Watch Roberto perform his spoken word poem City of Promise! We bring passion and genuine energy to the work we do.


K. Kitchens, Austin, TX

“Roberto often acted as a coach, cheerleader, and confidant, continuously encouraging me to develop as a better teacher. His influence as a leader has forever changed the way that I approach children, my work with my colleagues, and my views on education, generally speaking.”

M. Gould, Massachusetts

“As a third-year English teacher serving a traditionally underserved population, I found Lorena’s advice to be precise, effective, and also, most importantly, genuine. With a rapidly changing demographic as well as the shifts in education, Lorena was able to advise me in both curriculum support and behavioral management. Before I launched my Oedipus Rex unit to my mostly ESL and ELL 10th-grade class, I was struggling tremendously with scaffolding properly, especially for my low readers. Lorena eased that anxiety by providing me with detailed instructions and suggestions in to how to better scaffold and support those students with language barriers. As a teacher, I am constantly overwhelmed by the task of educating our youth and upholding high standards, and so I appreciate that Lorena shares that teaching experience but with insight, encouragement, and valuable guidance.”

J. Lucas, Amala Foundation Former Executive Director

“In just a few sessions, Roberto helped me understand where I was making mistakes in hiring and supervising my staff. He displayed a standard of professionalism and excellence that inspired me to keep upping my game as a leader. Roberto is an absolute pro when it comes to authentic leadership, especially leadership with an equity lens. I highly recommend him!”