Race relations, class, and voting rights...Why Cleo?
Cleo has been speaking for over 10 years to audiences of all ages across the country.
She specializes in helping people better understand current events through the lens of history.
Her gift is drawing people into meaningful, non-intimidating conversations about race and class that lead to introspection and change.
Inspirational Messages/Book Talks
Cleo is available for key notes, student lectures based on her books, race relations discussions, inspirational messages, bias workshops, book discussions and other types of assemblies. Some samples topics are as follows:
Think About What You Just Thought—Understanding our automatic responses systems when relating to others who are different and how we can begin to think consciously about our biases
History Matters: Voting Rights & Wrongs--Understanding the how and the why for the recent attacks on voting rights and what history teaches us about what is happening today.
History Matters: What Goes Around Comes Around--Understanding the reasons for many of today's issues through an exploration of history, with a focus on race, voting rights, and class; using the past to understand the present
History Matters: Whose Report Do You Believe?-- Inspirational messages using history to help audiences understand and stop internalizing media stereotypes