Upcoming Events

April 22, 2022

7 PM Eastern USA



SOFTIE the Film: Roundtable Discussion Host

The Museum of Political Corruption




May 28, 2021

6 PM Eastern



Commencement Address: New Gate Montessori IB High School

The Competencies Project




May 12, 2021

1 – 2 PM Eastern



Gender Equality in the Classroom Session II: The New Boyhood 

Why does it seem so hard to raise a healthy man these days? What is the new masculinity? And what can we, as educators, do to help the next generation of men? For many years, gender equality in the classroom has focused on girls, and rightly so. But all is not well in the new boyhood – and this needs our attention, now! Session II will take a look at how cultural norms still force boys into a traditional box that no longer serves them or society, how we might be inadvertently perpetuating stereotypes that harm boys, and what we can do so the next generation of men will be healthier, happier, and more gender-equal. We’ll also do a quick review of Session I, in case you missed it, and include resources for more learning.This will be an interactive session; we encourage questions, comments, and sharing of stories and resources.

International Montessori Foundation www.montessori.org



April 14, 2021

1 – 2 PM Eastern



Gender Equality in the Classroom Session I: Looking at Gender Bias 

We want children to be treated as individuals, yet gender stereotypes are pervasive, boxing children into behaviors and roles unsuited for them. What to do? Where to start? In this first of a four-part series, we’ll talk about recognizing gender bias in children, parents, and ourselves. Following sessions will look at gender fluidity, the new boyhood, “tomboys and sissies,” and more. 

International Montessori Foundation www.montessori.org



March 19-31, 2021

Streaming Live 


Gender-Based Violence: What You Can Do

Watch SPOILED the film version – stream live, FREE this month – then listen to my conversation with Violence Prevention Specialist Eric McGriff from the Crime Victims Treatment Center in NYC. We discuss masculinity, violence, parenting, cops, the future of gender relations – and much more!

LaMama – SPOILED http://lamama.org/spoiled/



December 2, 2020

1:00 PM Eastern US 


Gender Equity in the Classroom: What it Looks Like and What You Can Do

Gender stereotypes perpetuate inequality and make it harder to see others as individuals; they put pressure on girls and boys to conform to certain notions of “masculinity” and “femininity,” beginning at a very young age. 
Teachers play an extremely important role in reducing gender stereotyping and helping children retain their individuality. Yet too often teachers are not aware that they too unwittingly perpetuate these roles. Join us – you’ll come away with a whole new lens on classroom dynamics.

The Montessori Foundation –  Webinars for Montessori Leaders



November 25, 2020

9:30 AM

Sarasota, Florida

WSLR Community Radio

Gender-Based Violence – What REALLY causes it?

What you think lies behind gender-based violence is probably wrong. And that matters. One in three women and girls are affected, but you can help. 

Join Bob Conners and Tom Walker as we talk women, men, violence, and great ideas to make a difference.

The Peace and Justice report on WSLR 96.5 Community Radio.

WSLR Peace and Justice



July 29, 2020 

9:30 AM

Sarasota, Florida

WSLR Community Radio

Women and COVID-19

Why are women affected differently now? Why does this matter – and what can we do?

Join Bob Conners and Tom Walker as we talk women and COVID-19.

The Peace and Justice report on WSLR 96.5 Community Radio.

WSLR Peace and Justice



August 30, 2020

10:00 AM 

Sarasota, Florida

“Gender Equality: 2020”

 UU Church of Sarasota – Contact for ZOOM link




SuMMER 2021 

Star Island, New Hampshire

International Affairs Family Conference

Women in Leadership: Why it Matters




February 19, 2020

St. Petersburg, Florida

St Petersburg Conference on World Affairs
“Women’s Equality: When is the Battle Won?”


February 13, 2020

Sarasota, Florida

Ringling College – OLLI Listening to Women Series
“Women in the World: 2020”

Olli at Ringling College Presents: Listening to Women Series

October 26, 2019

Sarasota, Florida

An Invitation to Activism: Honoring Champions of Gender Equality

UN Women-USA Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Lunch, Michael’s on East, Sarasota Florida. 

October 22, 2019

St. Petersburg, Florida

Women and Leadership Initiative (WALI)

USF St Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business



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