Build Knowledge, Inspire Change, & Empower Communities with Dr. Erika D. Tate’s Talks!
Searching for a dynamic keynote speaker, panelist, or moderator who builds knowledge, inspires change, and empowers people and communities to advance equity and make the world a more just place?
Dr. Erika D. Tate’s talk, In Pursuit of Instructional Equity, engages education leaders and teachers as reflective practitioners. Through personal story, real-world examples, and thoughtful questioning, she informs and inspires educators to
- Build their knowledge about how systemic racism has led to educational inequities.
- Consider how their instructional beliefs and practices shape the learning experiences of students in their classrooms and schools.
- Commit to building an inclusive learning community that welcomes students’ lived experiences and position them as resources for learning.
Ultimately, Dr. Tate empowers educators to create the conditions for equitable and effective instruction that meets the needs of every learner.
Well, Dr. Tate was very impressive. What really touched me about her presentation was how passionate she is about education and just making sure that every student that we encounter gets the experience of not just a regular student who gets this one size fit all curriculum, but a passionate experience that goes with them for a lifetime. Her story about how she encountered educators who didn’t necessarily go the extra mile really touched me because it was a similar experience that I went through as a child that motivated me to become an educator today. So I really appreciated her stories. I really appreciate the impact that she’s made on our community, and I can’t wait to see what she does more for the future. — Early Career Teacher
Build Your KnowledgE ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL EQUITY
Dr. Erika D. Tate’s talk, Speak Up! Make the World a More Just Place, is a call to action for professionals who work toward social justice or aspire to do so. She connects her personal and professional narratives with others who speak publicly about their pursuits of justice. She offers examples and lessons learned to make visible acts of justice, such
- Speak truth to power by naming injustice and developing shared language and meaning.
- Speak your truth by sharing how your lived experiences have shaped your inquiry and activism.
- Speak to empower the communities you serve by listening to them about what they need to change their circumstances.
Throughout her talk, Dr. Tate evokes the spirit of social justice warriors as she charges us to build community and engage in professional dialogue to ensure we work to make the world a more just place.
Dr. Erika D. Tate’s TEDxSavannah talk, Building Community To Make the World a More Just Place
If you want to be educated on the topic of equity in a serious but entertaining manner, Remix EQ Live is the place for you. No matter how much or how little you know about the topics, you will leave with a fullness and a willingness to want to learn more . . . the sessions I was able to attend filled me with much joy and hope for the future because of the work everyone on the show is doing. — Remix EQ™ Live Social Justice Warrior
CONNECT WITH HER MISSION & STORYTELLING
Dr. Erika D. Tate’s talk, Empower Your Service with Stories of Change and Impact, celebrates the commitment of mission-driven leaders who create change with and for their communities. She shares her origin stories and how they have given rise to principles that have guided her 20+ years of community research and evaluation:
- Center community experiences with critical frames that bring attention to the lived experiences of those who have been marginalized.
- Amplify community voice with respectful and responsive data collection and inclusive narratives of those who have been ignored or silenced.
- Empower meaningful participation with participatory practices that engage stakeholders as experts in their community and circumstances.
As Dr. Tate generously shares examples of her principled approach to gathering, studying, and communicating evidence of organizations’ impact, she empowers mission-driven leaders to tell their stories about how they have changed the people and places they serve.
Dr. Erika Tate, the founder and CEO of Bluknowledge LLC, was our guest speaker at the Savannah Rotary West meeting on yesterday. She was amazing, and both informed and inspired us. The title of her presentation was, “Generating Evidence of Your Impact, which provided a roadmap for non profit leaders to evaluate their organization’s impact. The energy and enthusiasm that she brought shifted the room, and made all of us feel like super heroes. Thank you, Dr. Tate!!!– Lillian
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CHECK OUT OUR STORIES OF CHANGE & IMPACT
Dr. Erika D. Tate is the energetic and inspiring founder of Bluknowledge LLC, a learning firm that advances equity in schools and communities through collaborative research, inclusive evaluation, and equity-driven professional learning. She launched Loravore® Learning to empower school and community educators to design and deliver equitable and effective learning experiences. She also hosts Remix EQ Live to build community among professionals who center equity in their work, inspiring us to make the world a more just place.
For 20+ years, Dr. Tate has worked to positively change communities through high-quality and responsive research, design, and evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate evidence-based practices that support learning and health among children, youth, and adults, individually and as families and communities.
Throughout her career, Dr. Tate has embraced community, adopted appreciative perspectives, and engaged in respectful research and advocacy practices. Many of her projects include asset-based community engagement activities, such as community forums, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews, that build and strengthen relationships with community-serving organizations, agencies, and institutions, and invite and support community members to share their lived experiences and expertise about their circumstances and desired futures.
Her projects have focused on realizing racial equity in education; increasing food access in under-resourced communities; broadening participation in culturally-relevant and assets-based music learning; engaging parents in childhood obesity prevention, and growing the number of insured children. Formative research and evaluation for these projects have informed organizational and community programming and policy recommendations on local and state levels.
In education, Dr. Tate has worked for two decades designing and delivering interactive, community-building, and practice-changing K-16 professional development across the country. She specializes in training and instructional coaching for elementary and secondary teachers that center equity in instructional design, digital learning, and STEM teaching and learning. She has also published and presented on these topics, including a book chapter on Designing Science Instruction for Diverse Learners.
Dr. Tate, a recent TEDx Speaker, is a highly-skilled and effective facilitator and public speaker for both in-person and virtual settings. She earned her ScB in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and her PhD in Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, from the University of California, Berkeley, where she integrated social justice, youth STEM learning, and community advocacy into her original research.