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"We will be transformed by this experience."
— Colby College
"damali's visit to our group last year meant a lot.
It really inspired our students to take to heart the power of their voices and to act."
- Ripon College
"The talk was funny, insightful, and thought provoking. damali took the time to really talk and listen to our students during her presentation and provided good advice to students who deal with racism, oppression, or have yet to understand their own white privilege. damali really took the time to figure out where we were and who we are as a community which was helpful and definitely appreciated. damali's openness and honesty allowed her to connect with our students in a way that I haven't seen any other speaker do before. Having damali here helped empower students in a very different way than we have been able to in the past."
- Sarah Lawrence College
“Makes the hard conversations more accessible.”
- The Nation
"damali's presentation was the catalyst for much of what the students have accomplished recently at the institution.
No longer resigned to their own oppression, they have begun to act. "
- Clark College
"An extraordinary speaker.
There is never a dull moment during this presentation."
- Lemoyne College
"She spent one day with our academic community and changed the way that it operated for an entire year.
I encourage all to have the damali ayo experience.”
- The Paideia School
"Whimsical, upbeat, and generally good for your health."
— Patricia Williams, Columbia Law Professor and writer for The Nation
"A memorable keynote that taught key points in improving racial progress. In honor of King, she incorporated philosophies of nonviolent social change. She explored the election of Obama and its impact. The evening was a, fun, engaging reminder that we have so much work left to do with regards to racial interactions in our culture."
- City of Eugene MLK day
"Turns a simple idea into a movement."
- Al Letson, Host of NPR's State of the Re:Union
"damali’s presentation was so helpful. Her stories and approach to the topic were compelling, engaging and thought provoking. As I looked around the room I could see everyone was tuned in to what she was saying. She is generous with information, analysis, and compassion. I think I finally found the "on" button for my racism radar system."
- Clackamas Community Land Trust
– Tim Wise, anti-racism author and speaker
"damali is one of those people who is very quietly, very earnestly, and very effectively changing the world."
- Fashion, evolved.
“...conversation-provoking, dialogue-provoking, occasionally epiphany-provoking."
- Aaron Ximm, Performer, Curator
The presentation was AMAZING! It really opened my eyes. She really knows how to get through to teenagers.
I, and many other kids liked how she used humor to talk about a serious issue."
- Middle School Peacemakers Conference Participant
"the power, and the heart, to make anyone stop and ponder
who we are in this country and why.”
- Lisa Loving, Public Affairs Director, KBOO Radio