Speaking Engagements

"Powerful presentation and extremely talented youth! A message that educators, human service professionals and students should all hear!" ~ Educator, 2016 National At-Risk Educators Network Conference

Authoring Action offers speaking engagements that are thought-provoking, captivating and will speak to the heart of everyone in your audience! 

Speaking engagements are carried out by Authoring Action's Outreach Ensemble, a group of talented and motivated youth who have participated extensively in Authoring Action programming. The Outreach Ensemble serves as a partner and resource for educational, cultural, social and civic organizations seeking youth engagement and insight to achieve healthy, thriving and unified communities. 

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Michelle Speas“Members of Authoring Action’s Outreach Ensemble engaged at Home Free 2013, an annual benefit to end domestic violence in Forsyth County. Their performance played an invaluable role in making the event a smashing success. The powerful and personal messages from the youth moved and inspired our 800+ attendees.” 

Michelle Speas MA, CFRE
Chief Development Officer, Family Services, Inc.

Engagement Topics

The Authoring Action Outreach Ensemble is able to customize engagements for any topic. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Race

  • Gender

  • Violence/Domestic Violence

  • Self-discovery/Self-expression

  • Breaking barriers

  • Transformation

  • Drugs & Drug Use

  • Class

  • Impact

  • Community

  • Systemic/Social Change

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Civil Rights

  • Date Rape

  • Human Trafficking

  • Literacy

  • Sexism

  • Art

  • Freedom

  • Diversity

  • War & Peace

The Outreach Ensemble addresses these topics through spoken word, monologues, and musical arts.

Our Engagement Experience Includes
  • A+ Schools Program of the NC Arts Council — 20th Anniversary Conference
  • National Black Theatre Festival — 2015 "Just Us" films
  • Moral Monday Movement: July 13, 2015 — March and Rally for Voting Rights
  • Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute at Wake Forest University 
  • WSFC Arts Council Annual Giving Campaign Event
  • Harvard Graduate School Of Education — The Achievement Abyss + Authoring Action
  • Leadership Winston-Salem Education Day
  • Kilpatrick Townsend — Black History Month Celebration Luncheon
  • NC History Museum — African American Heritage and Culture Celebration
  • National At Risk Educators’ Network Conference — 4 years keynote address
  • Family Services — Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick Off
  • Alternative Education Teachers of North Carolina Conference
  • Events hosted by C.H.A.N.G.E. and The Healthy Community Coalition
  • Milton Rhoades Arts Center — Community Day
  • N.C. Employment Security Commission
  • P. Buckley Moss Foundation — Children’s Education Conference
  • Winston-Salem Police Academy
  • NC Children’s Law Center and Family Services — "Home Free" event  
  • Winston-Salem Women’s Fund 
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Customized Engagements for Your Organization’s Next Event

Get in touch! Contact Authoring Action to discuss your event and explore whether Authoring Action’s Outreach Ensemble is a good match for your needs. Start the conversation, click on the tab below. We look forward to speaking with you! 

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