Speaking Engagements

As a community activist who is qualified to speak and inspire community involvement, Leona Tate has an extensive experience directing, hosting and providing workshops and seminars in the community as well as being a guest speaker for schools and universities. In 1960, she was a participant in the Civil Rights movement being one of the first to desegregate an all-white public school in the South. In 2009, Leona Tate created the Leona Tate Foundation for Change to continue educating the public, in particular young people, on the lessons of civil rights and minorities’ struggle for equality. As the executive director of the Foundation and with the support of the board of directors and advisory boards, Leona Tate is also the inspiration and director of the Foundation’s lead project: the preservation and redevelopment of McDonogh #19.

Her speaking engagements address Civil Rights Movement, public school desegregation, community engagement, racial equality and education equality topics.

For all booking and speaking engagement inquiries, please contact rjjoseph863@yahoo.com

Previous speaking engagements:

April 27th, 2017 at Tulane University School of Social work, New Orleans, Louisiana.
April 5th, 2017 at UNO department History (Video interview), New Orleans, Louisiana.
April 3th, 2017 at Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth, Texas.
March 29th, 2017: phone interview with Lusher Middle School students, New Orleans, Louisiana.
March 12th, 2017 at the US Military Army Reserve Lakefront Base.
March 2nd, 2017: email interview with an American School of Yaounde student.
January 26th, 2017 at St Charles Parish Satellite Center School (Video interview), Luling, Louisiana.
January 19th, 2017 at Adinkra Nola, New Orleans, Louisiana.
January 9th, 2017 in New Orleans with Macalester College students, St Paul, Minnesota.