Charlene takes public conversation and education seriously. She has lectured at Princeton University and given core-shaking speeches in the streets of Black-youth led uprisings. Whether you're looking for a speaker to engage your students or to discuss critical political questions with seasoned scholars -- Charlene will deliver high energy and expertise. A global traveler and connector, Charlene weaves together history, first-hand experiences and practical advice through highly engaging keynote talks, workshops and conversations. Charlene's over 13 years of experience in social movement work sets the tone for truth-telling dialog on what todays movement for Black liberation is all about.Charlene's talks on current events, politics, feminism, LGBTQ justice and history of the Black Radical Tradition inspire everyday people to take collective action for the sake of securing freedom for all. She is often invited to deliver keynote talks during Black History Month, Women's History Month, Pride Week and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Upcoming 2018

Charlene A. Carruthers

In Conversation with Angela Peoples and Fresco Steez

Howard University

October 10, 2018

Washington, dc

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Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl

American Writers Museum

November 5, 2018

chicago, il

LINK

 

A Speak Easy Evening

National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs

October 11, 2018

Washington, dc

LINK


Charlene A. Carruthers - "Unapologetic"

Hosted by The Seminary Co-op Bookstores

November 7, 2018

chicago, il

LINK


Auburn Avenue Research Library with Charis Books

 

Author Charlene A. Carruthers Discussion and Book Signing

Hosted by The Detroit Public Library Edison Branch

October 28, 2018

Detroit, MI

LINK

Yale Divinity School

Yale Common Room

November 8, 2018

New Haven, CT

 

Past 2017

 

Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

Author Talk & Book Signing featuring Charlene Carruthers

September 12, 2018

Philadelphia, pa

LINK

Congressional Black Caucus

September 14, 2018

washington, dc

 

University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse

Social Justice Week Keynote Speaker

April 2017

 

National Women's Studies Conference

November 17, 2017

Baltimore, MD

HTTP://WWW.NWSA.ORG

Everybody's Coffee - Wilson Abbey

January 23, 2018

Chicago, IL

RSVP
 


CHI Hack Night
Chi Hack Night & City Tech Black History Month Speaker Series
February 27, 2018
Chicago, IL
RSVP

Partners for Racism-Free Community Forum
Luncheon Keynote Speaker

March 5, 2018

RSVP

Equity Summit 2018
Panelist

April 13, 2018
Chicago, IL
RSVP

Reading with Charlene Carruthers

Hosted by Moon Palace Books

October 2, 2018

Minneapolis, Mn

LINK

Charlene Carruthers - Unapologetic

Hosted by Left Bank Books

October 5, 2018

St. Louis, mo

LINK

 

Unapologetic Book Talk at the Dream Village

September 13, 2018

hyattsville, MD

LINK


Highlander Research and Education Center

With Darnell Moore and facilitated by Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

September 16, 2018

new market, tn


But Then You Read Baldwin

September 23, 2017

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 

LINK


"When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" 
In Conversation with
Patrisse Khan Cullors  
BOOK SIGNING


Pan African Conference
Keynote

February 8, 2018

Mankato, MN
LINK


University of California - Davis

Black History Month Keynote

February 12, 2018


Scholars for Social Justice
Twitter Power Hour
February 13, 2018
7PM CT
www.scholarsforsocialjustice.com


Book Launch Party: Unapologetic by Charlene Carruthers

Hosted by Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Women & Children First Bookstore

September 25, 2018

Chicago, IL

TICKETS


Charlene A. Carruthers Reading

Hosted by A Room of One's Own Bookstore

October 4, 2018

Madison, WI

LINK


Freedom Dreaming in the 21st Century: Political Participation and Transformation with Charlene Carruthers

Stanford University Black Community Services Center

October 8, 2018

Stanford, ca

Adapt or Resist: A Response to President Tr*mp’s Remarks to Congress

Mic.com with Alicia Garza, Dorian Warren and Darnell Moore

February 2017

LINK

Intersections Conference 2017

September 30, 2017 

Morgan State University

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Burning Bowl
Affinity Community Services

January 13, 2018
Chicago, IL

RSVP

Black Women and Girls Symposium

September 8, 2017

Providence College, Providence RI

bwgsymposium.org

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Black Queer Feminism Workshop & Pride Week Lecture

April 2017

LINK


 

March for Black Women

September 30, 2017

Washington, DC

www.marchforblackwomen.org

 

UC Black Studies Project
Keynote Conversation on Intersectionality & Capitalism
 with Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Ula Taylor

January 18, 2018

San Diego, CA


 

A Conversation with Angela Davis and Charlene Carruthers

Hosted by Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

September 27, 2018

Kalamazoo, Mi

LINK

 

Charlene A. Carruthers presents Unapologetic

Hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

September 28, 2018

Baltimore, Md

LINK

The Fest Presents: Intercepted LIVE!

Hosted by Jeremy Scahill

October 9, 2018

Chicago, IL

LINK


 

Colleges & Universities

Princeton University

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Illinois Wesleyan University 

University of Missouri

DePaul University

University of Chicago

Stanford University

Wellesley College

Barnard College

Northwestern University

University of Wisconsin - Platteville 

Salem State University 

Loyola University 

Roger Williams University 

University of New England

Hampshire College 


 

Conferences

American Sociological Association 111th Annual Meeting

Protesting Racism Plenary

National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference, Chicago, IL

Opening Plenary: Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives With Barbara Smith & Reina Gossett

Black Radical Traditions Conferences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

PLENARY SPEAKER, POLICE, PRISONS AND THE NEOLIBERAL STATE WITH ANGELA DAVIS, CHARLENE CARRUTHERS AND MUMIA ABU JAMAL. 


United Food and Commercial Workers Women's Union (UFCW) Network Twelfth Biennial Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TURNING PASSION INTO ACTION

Black Lives Matter 101, The New School, New York, NY.

PANELIST, WHAT IS THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT? 

National Freedom Schools Training, Knoxville, TN 

PANELIST, WHEN PROTESTS BECOME MOVEMENTS: BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO ENSURE ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER.


Eighth Annual Forum On Women In Leadership. National Archives In Partnership With The National Museum Of African American History And Culture, Washington, Dc

PANELIST, THEN AND NOW: WOMEN IN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERSHIP 

National Conference On Race & Ethnicity In American Higher Education, Washington, Dc

PANELIST, DISPATCHES FROM THE MOVEMENT: PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZING AND SOLIDARITY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE  

With/Out? Borders Conference, Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership At Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mi

PANELIST, JUSTICE RISING: NEW YOUTH AND STUDENT MOVEMENT