Speaking & Public Performances


Does Your Event Need a Public Speaker?

Dr. Amanda Kemp is the bestselling author of Say the Wrong Thing, Stop Being Afraid, and Black Girl Magic.  She is available for book readings  and offers two life-changing presentations: "Transform your Hidden Racial Biases" and "How to Transform your Conversations about Racism."  She also performs "Make America Great, not the Land of Hate Again," a spoken word and music performance of Theatre for Transformation.  


Does your Group Need Expert Guidance and Training?

Dr. Kemp's Racial Justice from the HEART team can educate your staff, congregation or educational community.

Racial Justice from the Heart also offers two daylong trainings on implicit racial bias and how to have difficult conversations about racism.

Contact us here to get more information, including our Roadmap to Racial Equity.

Quick Facts about Dr. Amanda Kemp
degrees
  • Stanford (A.B.)
  • Northwestern (PhD)
professor & teaching experience
  • Cornell
  • Dickinson
  • Franklin & Marshall
founded
  • Racial Justice from the Heart
  • Theatre of Transformation
  • Inspira
awards
  • John Gardner Fellowship, Stanford University
  • People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) Award
  • Racial Justice Award, YWCA of Lancaster
  • NAACP Lancaster Civic Award
  • Penn Council on the Arts
  • Penn Humanities Council Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Connect with Amanda!

Amanda is available for speaking, workshops, performances, and book signings. She is also available for mentoring and conversations on the issues!

Do You Need a Speaker?
Submit a Request & Get our free Roadmap for Racial Equity in Organizations

Yes, send me Dr. Amanda's Speaker Request Form and Racial Equity Roadmap.

SAY THE WRONG THING

Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community

Part memoir and part social commentary, Dr. Amanda Kemp's short book provides insight and strategies for creating racial justice and a strong sense of shared community. Her voice is vulnerable and personal as she reflects on her own interracial relationship, parenting her Black teen-aged son, and making art in the age of Black Lives Matter. Her short essays leave you cheering and hopeful.

“I am so grateful for your mindful and soulful presence as you invite people to engage in crucial conversations across the color line.”  — Tony Hernandez, Educator

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WORKBOOK: STOP BEING AFRAID - 5 STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACISM

A Workbook for Racial Justice Advocates

 

Stop Being Afraid shows you how to have conversations about systemic racism. People of color will find useful tips to avoid exhaustion, and white people for Black lives can move beyond white guilt and shame of race to have a voice for racial justice. Designed for people who feel like they should be doing more, this book gives you a step by step guide on how to:

  • Stay calm
  • Listen to others
  • Speak your truth
  • Take care of yourself so that you don’t get burnt out.

Grounded in a mindful self-compassion, Stop Being Afraid prepares you to have difficult conversations about racism at home, work, and in your faith community.

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COURSE: STOP BEING AFRAID: 5 STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACISM

Practical online curriculum and group coaching on how to have a strong voice and a compassionate heart for racial justice and for yourself.

Our proven curriculum will boost your confidence by showing you how to avoid the number one mistake that people of color tend to make in conversations.

Do your own work--a step by step way to work through your issues without imposing on others.

You will have the option to meet and learn with others in our group coaching and Stop Being Afraid Practice Calls each month.  

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BLACK GIRL MAGIC

Poems, Meditations, and Spells for Self Care and Liberation

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5 STEPS TO STOP (IMPLICIT) RACIAL BIAS

A Training Lecture & Discussion Guide

This Training Lecture and Discussion Guide shows you 5 steps that you can take to create more racial justice and love in your relationships and community.

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