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Speaking Engagements - 2021 


2020 Speaking Engagements

January 15, 2020 (Wash, DC) – Remarks: Tribute to Martin Luther King and John Conyers

U.S. Congress

January 20, 2020 (Wash, DC) – Discussant: Rev. MLK Day Panel Discussion

Israel Metropolitan Bicentennial Emancipation Lyceum and Greater Washington Area CME Ministerial Alliance


January 30, 2020 (Wash, DC) – Keynote Speaker: A Debt Unpaid: The Historical, Political and Socioeconomic Battle for Reparations

C, Clyde Ferguson Jr. Symposium, Howard University School of Law, Washington DC


February 19, 2020 (New York) – Panelist, NYU Review of Law & Social Change Colloquium, “Setting the Stage for Reparations,” New York University Law School


February 21, 2020 (New York) – panelist, “Reparations and Pan Africanism,” Black Law Students Association Paul Robeson Conference, panel on Reparations, Columbia University Law School


February 28-29, 2020 (New Haven, CT) –panelist, Critical Race Theory Conference, Yale Law School


March 6, 2020 (New York) – moderator, Beyond the Bars conference, Center for Justice, Columbia University


March 15, 18, 20, 23, 28, 2020 (Wash., DC) – Pre and Post Opera Discussion of “BLUE,” Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center  [CANCELED]


April 16, 2020 (Detroit, MI) – Keynote Speaker, National Association of Black Social Workers [CANCELED]


April 17, 2020 (Wash, DC) – panelist, SNCC Legacy Project Convening [RESCHEDULED TO 2021]


May 17, 2020 (National) – Historical Tribute, “Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre,” WO’SE Church Community Service, via ZOOM


May 18 – 21 (National) – Convener, “Vote for Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with Artists and Activists,” virtual replay from 5/2018,  via ZOOM


May 31, 2020 (National) – Remarks, Tulsa Commemoration “The Blood Cries Out: Tula Race Massacre and Destruction of Black Wall Street, The Case for Reparations and HR 40”

June 14, 2020 – Presenter – Movement History, “Women Transcending Leadership Institute”


June 19, 2020 – Presenter – National African American Reparations Commission, “From Juneteenth to COVID-19 and the Killing of Black People: Advancing the Demand for Reparations and HR-40”


June 25 – 28, 2020 (Selma and Montgomery, AL) – NCOBRA Convention, via ZOOM


July 2, 2020 – Testimony – U.S. Helsinki Commission, “Human Rights at Home: Implications for U.S. Global Leadership” via Virtual


July 10, 2020 – Guest, IG Live, “Reparations” with Nicole Austin-Hillery of Human Rights Watch

July 14 – 16, 2020 (New Orleans, LA) – presenter, “Justice or Just Us,” National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Convention

July 15, 2020 – Panelist, Marijuana Policy Project - “Cannabis, Criminalization and Oppressive Policing in Communities of Color, via Virtual


July 30-31, 2020 – National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America N’COBRA Convention – Opening Speaker and Moderator, via Virtual


August 8, 2020 – RBG Centennial Conference – Moderator, panel on political prisoners, via Virtual


August 13, 2020 -  Opening Speaker - Women in Public Defense Conference, National Association for Public Defense,


August 17, 2020 – Presenter – Rally Around the Red, Black and Green


August 19, 2020 – Feature – IKG Wisdom Wednesday Lecture Series, “Sneak Preview to Taifa’s memoir: “Black Power, Black Lawyer,” 


August 28, 2020 – Panelist – Black National Convention


September 7 th – co-moderator - Black Labor Day Virtual Forum: “The
Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth,” hosted by National
African American Reparations Commission

September 9 th – WPFW-FM Radio – Book Interview with Dr. E. Faye
Williams show “Wake Up and Stay Woke”

September 14, 2020 – Keynote Speaker– Colorado Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel Conference


September 18, 2020 – Tribute to John Coltrane, panelist

September 19, 2020 – Book Talk Interview – Virtual Literary SoulFest, Dock
Bookstore, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX


September 19, 2020 – Speaker and Panelist – John Coltrane Tribute


September 21, 2020 – WPFW-FM radio Book Talk Interview with Brother
Ka’Ba show “African Deep Thought”



September 21, 2020 - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual
Legislative Weekend, moderator - Braintrust on Reparations


September 23, guest Carl Nelson Show, 1450 AM

September 25th, noon - Taifa FaceBook Live Conversation with Washington Informer Editor Denise Rolark Barnes

September 26, 2020 -  Nkechi Taifa Global Book Release Party/Event, via Virtual

October 3, 6pm Taifa Book Conversation at Sankofa Bookstore - virtual

October 4, 2020 – Interviewee – Radio Justice Beat Shot, via Radio

October 7, Taifa speaks at GW National Lawyers Guild Movement Lawyering event - virtual


October 11th -  Taifa Book Talk: Free Your Mind, Webinar Series


October 15th - Taifa interviewed by Professor Greg Carr at African Heritage Studies Association conference - virtual

October 17th - Taifa speaks at PanAfrican Federalist Movement, North America Convention


October 18, 2020 – guest presenter - WO’SE Community Church


October 22, 2020 – Featured guest Book Talk, Raben Group, via Virtual 


October 29, 2020 - Reparations Are On The Ballot Townhall - Hosted by the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and the National Black Cultural Information Trust (NBCI Trust)

November 4, 2020 – Discussant – “Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice” – A Healing Paradigm, via Virtual


November 12, 2020 – Featured Keynote – 16th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, via Virtual. Watch

November 17, 2020 - Guest Speaker -The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project presents Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice

Nov 18, 2020, 7pm -Panelist - Malcolm X Grassroots Movement presents Real Talk with  Revolutionary  Writers

December 12 – Plenary Moderator - Black Family Summit



December 27 -  Commentator - Jazz for Justice



December 27 – Book Talk with Howard Law Alum Demetria McCain



December 30 – Podcast with African American Leadership Forum, Dr. Sylvia Bartley

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