Hiria Cameron, Equity Transformation Consultant

Hiria Cameron has been working to transform lives through education for almost 20 years. With successes in higher education, organizational development, and industry-based learning, her heart work is with young people – and supporting them to foster racial equity and healing.

Sonya Collie, Equity Transformation Consultant

Sonya Collie is particularly interested in working in partnership with Indigenous Māori women to disrupt systemic racism. She holds three degrees from the University of Cape Town, South Africa: BA, Hons, and a Master degree in cultural anthropology.

David Davidson, Equity Transformation Specialist

Formerly Director for Racial Equity at West Wind Education Policy, David Davidson worked to establish and lead statewide consortia on racial equity in PreK-12 education. He is uniquely informed on the purpose and impact of race in the lives of families, children, and communities.

Dr. Matthew Farry, Managing Director, Courageous Conversation South Pacific Institute

Matthew Farry holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr. Farry has served in the Office of Ethnic Communities in the New Zealand government.

David Gonzales, Certification Program Manager

David Gonzales is the Project Manager for Certification at Courageous Conversation™. This program is designed to work with partner organizations in identifying individuals who are ready to learn and grow in the foundational work of Courageous Conversation About Race.

Andrea Johnson, Executive Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

Andrea Johnson holds a BFA from Marygrove College, and MAT from Wayne State University. A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Ms. Johnson is also a contributing author in the text, Courageous Conversations About Race, Second Edition (2015).

Dawan Julien, Equity Transformation Specialist

Dawan Julien has worked for racial equity for more than two decades. Ms. Julien holds a BA and MA from Columbia University. She began her career as a Bilingual/ESL educator in the South Bronx. She and her family reside in Harlem, New York City.

Marcus Moore, Equity Transformation Specialist

Marcus Moore’s racialized lessons ignited a passion for social justice. As Bobby Jones Scholar at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, Marcus began his doctoral studies in Anthropology. He speaks to issues of racial equity for corporate leadership.

Natalia Ortiz, Equity Transformation Specialist

Natalia Ortiz brings 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher, university professor, and racial equity practitioner. Natalia holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and The CUNY Graduate Center.

Kat Poi, Equity Transformation Consultant

Kat Poi (Tainui; Te Arawa; Tonga) has leadership and governance experience in higher education, prison education & training, and Māori-medium primary education settings. Kat holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and the Degree of Master of Indigenous Studies.

Tito Soto-Carrión, Equity Transformation Specialist

Tito Soto-Carrión is an equity-centered facilitator, educator, and researcher, living and working at the intersection of anti-racism, critical pedagogies, and emergent strategy. Tito holds degrees from Wesleyan University, The University of Chicago, and Brandeis University.

Ayeshia Toy, Regional Project Manager - Texas

Ayeshia Toy is a strategic leader who has over 13 years experience partnering with organizational leaders. Ayeshia specializes in managing HR operations including immigration as well as diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives, change management, and leadership coaching.

Luis Versalles, Director of PreK-12 District Partnership

A second-generation Afro Cuban-American hailing from Bloomington, MN, Luis Versalles received his BA and M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and superintendent licensure from MN State University, Mankato. His calling is transforming systems to center underserved students and families in PreK-12 systems.

Brooke Gregory, President

Brooke Gregory has over 25 years of experience as an educator, professional mentor, and policy consultant. As an administrator, she provides key leadership in the advancement, hiring and retention of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and multi-racial educators. Brooke was selected as President by Founder and CEO of Courageous Conversation™, Glenn E. Singleton.

Glenn Singleton, Founder & CEO of Courageous Conversation™

Glenn Singleton, author, thought leader, and strategist, is the creator of Courageous Conversation™ a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue. Courageous Conversation™ is an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award winning author of Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Second Edition; and of MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.

Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG), DBA, Courageous Conversation is a San Francisco-based consulting firm, dedicated to forging racial equity in education, corporate, government, health care and community organization contexts. Founded by Glenn Singleton in 1992, Courageous Conversation™ engages in sustained partnerships to help examine beliefs, behaviors, and results in the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. We do so through intentional, facilitated, self-reflective dialogue focused on developing leadership, culture, and structures to transform systems through a lens of racial equity.


Please join us February 12th for the first of many...


Keynote Speaker: Sydney Johnson

"How can I live as my soul when I am bound by the hatred of my skin?" For minority communities, that question is the dilemma of their existence. We live in a society that constantly degrades one’s identity by upholding prejudice assumptions about their skin color. Often, society tries to tell us who we are and what we’re not because of it. In this keynote, we will be going on a journey of affirmations to reclaim ourselves by identifying what we were wrongly taught. Through concepts on racial clarity, colorism, stereotypes, and more, this keynote is a guide to rediscover the voice that was silenced by societal expectations.

Duration: 60 minutes

               *Session time is reflected in Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Sydney Johnson, 2019 National Summit For Courageous Conversation™ Keynote Speaker

From a young age, Sydney Johnson made a promise to fight for those who are underrepresented and underserved. Currently a sophomore at UCLA, she has made it her mission to create opportunities for students to be leaders of change. With goals of being a district attorney, Sydney hopes to provide justice and peace for citizens who are overlooked.


Led by Glenn Singleton (Founder & CEO of Courageous Conversation™)

Based upon the understanding that race and racism are the product of social construction and power relations, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is an activist body of scholarship that seeks to explore and challenge the prevalence of racial inequality in society, examining the ways in which racial inequality is maintained and normalized.

On September 22, 2020, the 45th President of the United States of America issued Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping," which forbids federal employees' participation in “diversity and inclusion" training, prohibits their study of CRT, and bans the use of federal funds to pay for such activities.

In this 2-hour seminar, participants will engage in a Courageous Conversation™, exploring the advance and establishment of the policies of privilege and power in our republic through a lens of racial equity and will examine what the rise, reign, and removal of America's 45th President reveals about the nation. 

Duration: 120 min.

BOOK STUDY: Courageous Conversations About Race

Led by Glenn Singleton, Author 

In his groundbreaking work, Courageous Conversations About Race, Glenn Singleton, Courageous Conversation™ President & Founder, explains why learning to talk about race is critical to our nation's healing and future success. Glenn’s work demonstrates how doing so is much less painful, and not half as risky as we imagine.


Usually those committed to learning are relegated to studying third hand the works of masters, often long gone. Students are subjected to the limitations of teachers and scholars who interpret a text conceived of and penned by someone else. 


In this rare four-part series, those exploring racial equity transformation will be guided through the CCAR text, by its creator and author, accompanied by our Courageous Conversation™ Team. Participants will receive not only an interpretation, but an education on the meaning and application of the text, directly from Glenn Singleton and the Courageous Conversation™ Team.


Spaces are limited for this rare event. Sign up quickly. 


Part I: February 4 @ 3pm - 4:30pm PST

Part II: February 11 @ 3pm - 4:30pm PST

Part III: February 18 @ 3pm - 4:30pm PST

Part IV: February 25 @ 3pm - 4:30pm PST

*Price covers all four parts, however, attendance is not required for all.

Click here to buy the book!


All session times are reflected in Pacific Standard Time (PST)


PLEASE NOTE: Participants trying to access after 30 minutes will not be permitted as this hinders the learning experience.

Session Subject to Change

In the case that a session does not meet a minimum of 15 registrants, Courageous Conversation™ will offer another date to participants. An email from the Courageous Conversation™ Team will be sent 72 hours prior to the session start time.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations, please email contact@courageousconversation.com. Cancellations will be refunded only if a written request has been submitted 24 hours prior to the start of the session. 

Substitution Policy

For substitutions of sessions, please email contact@courageousconversation.com within 48 hours prior to the start of the session.

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