Speaking Engagements

Through the Virtual Teachers Lounge Karen and her colleagues offer once monthly meetings where teachers can discuss and brainstorm issues. Visit the website VTL4today.com to learn about programs happening in 2024.


Boston School Based Behavioral Health Collaborative Annual Conference (BSBHC)

January 2, 2024

TOPIC: Trauma is the Invisible Backpack We Carry

This is the annual conference for Boston school-based mental health clinicians hosted by the Boston School-Based Behavioral Health Collaborative. All BPS staff, community partner staff, and graduate trainees are invited to join us for a day of learning in community. Presented at Boston University: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsbhc-annual-conference-2024-tickets-774420411297

February 2024

Rocky Neck Art Colony NOW 2024 Exhibition

February 15 through March 31

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) presents its annual member’s exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and online at RNACexhibitions.com. The exhibition runs from February 15 through March 31, 2024. Karen will be exhibiting.

Don’t Let Them Bury My Story – Book Discussion

February 27 at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Don’t Let Them Bury My Story by Viola Ford Fletcher is one of only two survivors of the Tulsa Massacre. Karen will speak about The Epigenetic Transmission of Trauma before this meeting. The book discussion is presented by the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project. For more information and to sign up for this event, please visit the website https://pgclmp.org which will have the most updated news about the event. Click HERE to buy the book.

MARCH 2024

Rutgers School of Social Work

March 6, 2024

Karen will be teaching a 3-hour course called “Trauma Anniversaries and Why They are So Hard” from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Visit THIS LINK to register.

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership and Justice and the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions

March 14, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Karen will present a webinar with Edward K.S. Wang on the topic of their forthcoming book, Mending Education, to be published in the fall of 2024.

2024 NEA Higher Education Conference

March 14-17, 2024

Karen will present a lecture on Developing Leaders for Higher Education on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the NEA Higher Education Conference in Atlanta, GA.

APRIL 2024

Rutgers GSE and Proctor Institute

April 17-19, 2024

MSI Aspiring Leadership Convening.   Karen is serving as a mentor to one of these aspiring MSI leaders. Invitation only event.  Meeting to be held in Princeton NJ.

MAY 2024

Fire Exhibition at Gallerium

May 29 to July 29, 2024

MSI Aspiring Leadership Convening.   Karen is serving as a mentor to one of these aspiring MSI leaders. Invitation only event.  Meeting to be held in Princeton NJ.

MAY 2024

Fire 2024 Smart Exhibition

May 29 through July 29, 2024

Karen is presenting her artwork in the Fire Exhibition presented by Gallerium Art. Visit her work here beginning May 29, 2024.


JUNE 2024

Grassroots Emerging Artists Show

June 8-30, 2024 at the Rockport Art Association & Museum

Karen will be displaying her artwork. Visit the website for more information and times.


JULY 2024

DKG International Meeting in Washington D.C.

July 9-13, 2024

Karen will be displaying her artwork and volunteering. This event is open to all DKG members. Visit the link for more details: https://www.dkg.org/DKGSI/Events/2024_Convention_DC/2024_International_Convention.aspx

Mass School Administration Association

July 23, 2024

Karen will be presenting the following topic: Doing Discipline Differently. Location: Franklin, MA on Tuesday, July 23 from 9 am to noon. Open to members only. Information and link to register: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?5642931-SfI71py36e


Mass School Administration Association

December 5, 2024

Karen will be presenting the following topic with Dr. Ed Wang: Mending Education with Pandemic Positives. Location: Franklin, MA. Open to members only.


Yes We Must Coalition College Team Book Club

January 17 & 31 and February 14

Karen will be presenting with Dr. Ed Wang. Topic: Mending Education with a focus on implementing Pandemic Positives. These events are virtual and open to YWMC members only.