“Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline”, panelist, Community Forum, Understanding Mass Incarceration: Ending the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, Unity Unitarian, October 2013
Deconstructing the School to Prison Pipeline”, panelist, Community Forum, National Week of Action Against School Pushout, Minneapolis Teachers Union, October 2013
“Faith and Justice: Race, Class, & the Zimmerman Trial”, panelist, Community Forum, First Covenant Church, Minneapolis, July 2013.
Panelist, "The Black Boys’ Burden: Educational Equity and Cultural Challenges in the Classroom" at How Are the Children Part IV: Reimaging Public Education in Minnesota, Community Justice Project at University of St Thomas Law School, March 2013
Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline" with William W. Smith IV, St Paul Foundation, October 2012.
"The School to Prison Pipeline: How We Lost a Generation", SCU Chatauqua, June 2012
"Confronting the New Jim Crow: Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex and the School to Prison Pipeline", A Community Conversation with Judge Pamela Alexander, Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Dr, Mahmoud El-Kati and Dr, Rose Brewer Minneapolis Urban League, June 12, 2012
"Engaging Faculty, Departments and Institutions in Curricular Transformation: The Creation and Expansion of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity, A Case Study", with Professor Pamela R Fletcher, NCORE, NYC June 2012
"The School-to Prison Pipeline: The Role of Police, Courts and Schools", Kids Behind Bars: Where’s the Justice in America’s Juvenile Justice System? Covering the Juvenile Justice Reform Debate in 2012, John Jay Cneter on Race Crime and Media, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 2012
"Trayvon Martin in Context: Systemic Racism, Criminalizing Narratives, and Action", SCU April 5, 2012
"The School to Prison Pipeline", How Are the Children? Fifth Annual Juvenile Justice Symposium, University of St. Thomas Law School, COmmunity Justice Project, February 2012.
"Promoting People of Color in the Progressive Blogosphere", Netroots Nation 11 Minneapolis, MN June 2011
"Minnesota School to Prison Pipeline: Abolishing the Criminalization of Being Young, Black and Male", Panel organizer and lead presenter, SCU Social Justice Symposium Accelerating Effective, Progressive Action in Minnesota Schools: Educational Strategies and Solutions to Prepare Black Male Students for Success , SCU October 2010
Anne Joachim Moore Lectureship, ”Abolition: Ending the Prisons of Fear”, SCU January 2010.
“In God’s Image: A Panel Discussion on Racism” (with Shvonne Johnson, Vince Skemp, Valandra) Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity SCU Fall 2009
“Education Not Incarceration: Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline”, Oxford Round Table, Oxford UK, July 24 - 28 2009.
“Only the Educated Are Free”, Keynote Address, MCF-St Cloud Educational Recognition Ceremony, MCF- St. Cloud MN. January 30th 2009
“Children in Danger: Race, Class and Risk in the United States” Oxford 20th Anniversary Round Table, Oxford UK, July 27 – August 1 2008.
"Resisting the Pseudo –Science of Race: An Historical Sociological and Literary Account” with Professor Pamela Fletcher Inclusive Science Conference, CSC, June 2008
“PEACE Prison Ministry: A Case Study in Campus and Community Collaboration”, AAC&U Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2007
“The Structure of Wealth and Poverty: Race, Class, Gender and Public Policy”, Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering September 2006
“Sistahs and Allies, Womanists and Feminists Continuing the Dialogue: Setting the Agenda for Collective Action” with Dr. Rose Brewer, The Sankofa Project, Womanist Convening: Womanist Thought and Theology in Action, College of St Catherine April 2006
“The Prison Industrial Complex: Roots, Realities and Resistance” with Dr. Rose Brewer Macalaster College, Incarcerated Intelligence: African Americans and the Prison Industrial Complex Fevruary 2005.
“Assessment, Diversity and Institutional Transformation: The Role of Research in Curricular and Co-curricular Change” with Dr. Rose Brewer , National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, June 2005
Presenter, “Expanding the Sociology of Stratification: Anthropocentrism and Speciesism as the Foundations of Social Inequality”, MSS April 2005
Presenter. “’Holocaust on Your Plate’: PETA’s Frames and Tactics in the Problematizing of Speciesism”, MSS April 2005
Presenter, “From Rodney King to Abu Ghraib: Official Deviance, Invisibility and the Culture of Complicity”, MSS April 2005
Presenter, “Understanding the Millennial Students through Different Lenses” ACTC Professional Development Day, The Millennial Student: Connected, Protected, and Respected January 2005
Co-presenter (with Tom Dunnwald, Attorney at Law and Heather Willy), “The Impact of Factory Farms: Issues of Environmental, Human and Animal Welfare”, Earth Charter Summit, CSC, October 2003.
Co-presenter (with Dr. Lynne Gildensoph and Dr. Deep Shikha), Environmental Racism: Local, National, Global Issues and Actions, Earth Charter Summit, CSC, October 2003.
Co-presenter (with Dr. Sharon Doherty and Phetlavanh Lo/MIPS), “Institutional Transformation: Linking Assessment with Curricular/Co-Curricular Change”, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, San Francisco, May 2003
Session Chair and presenter, “Deviance and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Social Control”, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2003.
Panelist, (with Dr. Debbie Wygal), “Curricular Innovation: Linking Genetics and Sociology with the SENCER Model”, AAC&U Diversity and Learning: Education for a World Lived in Common, St. Louis, October 2002
Co – presenter (with Dr. Brian Bruess, Dr. Sharon Doherty and Dr. Rose Brewer) “Connections and Collaboration: Linking Assessment and Curricular Transformation””, AAC&U Diversity and Learning: Education for a World Lived in Common, St. Louis, October 2002
Co – presenter (with Dr. Brian Bruess, Dr. Sharon Doherty and Dr. Debbie Wygal) “Connections and Collaboration: Linking Assessment and Curricular Transformation”, The Collaboration, Bloomington, MN, October 2002
Co-presenter (with Dr. Lynne Gildensoph and Dr. Deep Shikha), “Environmental Racism: Local, National, Global Issues and Actions”, Hypatia II, College of St. Catherine, April 2002.
Session Chair and presenter, “Deviance: Old Debates and New Directions”, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, April 2002.
Panelist, “Educating for Diversity and Democracy: A College-wide Project to Transform Teaching and Learning”, CSC panel, ACE/Educating All of One Nation Conference, October 2001
Co – presenter (with Dr. Debbie Wygal), “Race, Gender and Interdisciplinary Transformation of the Science Curriculum”, Curriculum Reform Institute, University of Wisconsin Women and Science Program, Wisconsin Dells, May 2001.
Panelist, “Women and the Structure of Poverty”, Critical Junctures in Women’s Economic Lives Symposium, Center for True Economic Progress, St. Paul, and MN. April 2001
Session Chair and Presenter, “Deviance and Double Standards: Challenges for Sociology and Public Policy”, Deviance Session, MSS, St. Louis, Mo., April 2001.
Panelist, Teaching Deviance session, MSS, St. Louis, Mo., April 2001.
Panel presentation, “Feminization of Poverty: Correlates, Consequences, and Comparative Policy”, Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. October, 2000.
Panel presentation, “Feminization of Poverty: Correlates, Consequences, and Comparative Policy”, Hypathia Conference on Social Justice, CSC, November 2000.
Team member, Science, Gender, and Community: Curriculum Reform Institute, Women and Science Program, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, June 2000.
Panel presentation, “Violence Against Women: Global Issues and Implications,” Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1999
Presenter, Ethnography Session, "Research on Sensitive Issues: The Role of Qualitative Methods," Third Annual National AIDS Demonstration Research (NADR) Meeting, Washington, DC, October 1991.
Panel Chair, Popular Music Session, "Rock Subcultures: Sound, Style, and Statement," American Cultural Association, St. Louis, April 1989.
Panel Chair, Popular Music Session, "Rock Music and Societal Reaction," American Cultural Association, New Orleans, April 1988.
Presenter, Department of Sociology, "Rock Subcultures: Solidarity, Societal Reactions, and the Self," University of Minnesota, April 1985, February 1986.
Presenter, Anthropology Colloquium, "Rock Subcultures and Solidarity: Deviation, Sound and Style," University of Minnesota, November 11, 1985.
Panel Discussant, Music Panel/Section on Music as a Social Force, "Musical Subcultures: Relationship Between Rock Music and Deviance," American Cultural Association, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1985.