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  “Once the truth starts coming out it will cause this kind of confusion amongst the members of the dominant society, which sets off a chain. So I think [Traces of the Trade] is a good beginning. But what now?.”

— Dr. Jessie Ruth Gaston, quoted in Inheriting the Trade
 


Author Schedule Archive


Inheriting the Trade was published January 9, 2008 by Beacon Press. (The Trade Paperback was published one year later.) The January publication date was selected in honor of the 200th anniversary of the effective date of the law which made slave trading in the United States a federal offense. The author began a book tour at that time.

The following events have already taken place, and are listed here for reference.

2008

January 9, 7:00pm: Olsson’s Books & Records, The Lansburgh, 418 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Author reading, Q&A, and book signing. This is the launch event, on the first day of publication, for Inheriting the Trade. We chose this date and location to support the symposium to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade to be held the following day. Dr. Joseph Harris, Distinguished Professor of History, Howard University and one of the leaders of the symposium, will also speak. Co-sponsored by Project South.

January 10, 9:00am – 5:30pm: Author will attend Abolition and the Road to Freedom: 200th Anniversary of the Slave Trade Act of 1808, a Public Symposium at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Katrina Browne, producer/director of Traces of the Trade, will be part of the panel “Contemporary Implications of the Abolition of the Slave Trade,” which will examine the legacy of enslavement and abolition. The symposium is co-sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian), Howard University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

January 11: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Author will appear along with Traces of the Trade producer/director Katrina Browne as part of Duke University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration series of events. 2:00pm, author reading, Q&A, book signing at Rare Book Room in Perkins Library. 7:00pm, screening of film clips from Traces of the Trade followed by discussion with Browne and DeWolf at Room 153 Rubenstein Hall in the Sanford Institute. Both events are free and open to the public.

January 13, 3:00pm: Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City. Author will attend, along with Katrina Browne, “Let My People Go: A Service of Liberation,” commemorating the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. As part of a multi-media display at 5:00pm, clips from the film will be shown. Author will sign “book plates” that can be affixed inside copies of Inheriting the Trade that attendees can purchase elsewhere (book will not be available for purchase at the service).

January 14, 7:30pm: Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island. Co-sponsored by Bristol Historical and Preservation Society. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

January 17-27: Author will attend the Sundance Film Festival, where Traces of the Trade, the filmed journey from which the story of Inheriting the Trade grew, will have its world premiere as an official selection for competition.

January 23, 4:00pm: The Spotted Frog Bookstore, 1635 W. Redstone Center Drive, Park City, Utah. Author reading, Q&A/panel discussion with members of the Family of Ten attending Sundance, book signing, followed by small reception (with hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Beacon Press).

January 31, 7:30pm: The Tattered Cover Book Store, the historic LoDo store, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado. Author reading, Q&A, book signing. Special musical opening to this evening’s event will be provided by the Spirituals Project Choir.

February 3, 3:00pm: The Book Barn, 135 NW Minnesota; Bend, Oregon 97701. Author reading, Q&A, and book signing.

February 5, 6:00pm: Paulina Springs Books Sisters, 252 West Hood Avenue, Sisters, Oregon 97759. Author reading, Q&A, and book signing.

February 7, 6:00pm: The Curiosity Shoppe, 550 SW Industrial Way #45; Bend, Oregon 97702. With the Curiosity Shoppe’s focus on metaphysics, personal development, and spiritual awareness, and not being a traditional bookstore, the author will focus the discussion at this venue on the spiritual aspects of the journey through Traces of the Trade, which will include author reading, Q&A, and book signing.

February 8, 6:00pm: Paulina Springs Books Redmond, 422 SW 6th Street; Redmond, Oregon 97756. Author reading, Q&A, and book signing.

February 12, 7:30pm: Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 South Main Street, Seattle, Washington. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

February 14, 7:30pm: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

February 20, 7:00pm: California State University at Monterey Bay, World Theater, Sixth Avenue. Author will give a talk as part of the President’s Speakers Series. Reservations encouraged (starting Jan. 21).

February 23, 10:00am: First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave. Pomona, California. Author will appear in the Fellowship Hall of the church he grew up in, where his parents were married in 1951 and still attend today. Clips from the film Traces of the Trade will be shown along with author reading, Q&A, book signing.

April 2-5: White Privilege Conference, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield, Massachusetts. Author will attend, along with other Traces family members, this 9th annual conference. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North will be screened during the conference and author will participate in “Meet the Speakers Mixer and Book Signing.”

April 6, 3:00pm:The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, 396 County Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

April 6, 7:00pm: Four Corners Art Center, The Meeting House, 3850 Main Rd, Tiverton, Rhode Island. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

April 7, 6:00pm: A Novel Idea bookstore, 450 Hope St; Bristol, Rhode Island. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

April 8, 1:00pm: “Institute for Learning in Retirement” class, Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.

April 14, 7:00pm: The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Author reading, discussion, book signing.

April 24, 6:30pm: The Legacy of 1808, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two screenings (6:30 & 8:30) of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, Q&A with Katrina Browne and Tom DeWolf, book signing to follow each screening. Fun note: this event was originally scheduled for April 16. We were “bumped” by two people named Hillary and Barack who decided to debate on the 16th in advance of the Pennsylvania primary on April 22. Katrina and I graciously deferred… ;o)

April 29, 7:00-9:00am: CBS's The Early Show. Tom DeWolf and Katrina Browne are scheduled to be interviewed live on this national television news program from the CBS studios in New York City. The caveat, of course, is that this is a news program. A breaking news story that morning could result in us being bumped. We’re hoping for a “slow news day” so we’ll be able to participate in this incredible opportunity to reach a national audience about Inheriting the Trade and Traces of the Trade. Though we won’t know the exact time of our interview—and whether this will indeed happen—until we are live on the set with Harry Smith, the book-related interviews have typically been broadcast during the last half hour of The Early Show.

UPDATE: The CBS interview was indeed "bumped" by breaking news of a series of tornadoes in Virginia. The interview would have been preempted on the West Coast due to President Bush's press conference. The interview was taped and we were told it will run at some point in the near future. We'll make note of it here when we have a date.

May 2-3: Episcopal Diocese of Maryland annual convention, Baltimore Convention Center. Author will be available to meet with attendees both days of the convention, courtesy of St. Bede’s Books and the Reparations Committee of the Maryland Diocese. Tom has also been asked to briefly address the convention on Saturday morning about his family’s journey in making Traces of the Trade during a discussion of reparations as regards the Church.

May 6, 6:30pm: Council on Foundations Philanthropy Summit, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Off site, at the newly opened Newseum in Washington, DC, a reception and screening of Traces of the Trade, followed by a dialogue on race and class that will include Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, NewsHour journalist Judy Woodruff and Ambassador James Joseph, Professor of Public Policy Studies & Executive Director, Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke University.

May 7, 10:00am: Council on Foundations Philanthropy Summit, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. “Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media: Race, Class and Privilege: An On-going Dialogue” Panel discussion with filmmaker Katrina Brown, author Thomas DeWolf, and Political Science Professor Franklin Gilliam on race, class and privilege in America and how we might talk about these subjects in an honest and open way.

May 7, 11:30am: Council on Foundations Philanthropy Summit, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Book signing following the panel discussion will take place at the Resource Central area at the Gaylord.

May 10, 6:00pm: Davies Forum, Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs, Maryland. Author reading, Q&A, book signing.

May 17, 5:00pm: Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver Village Building 25C, Sunriver, Oregon. Author reading, Q&A, book signing. This appearance is sponsored by Caldera Springs Resort. Sunriver Books & Music has also named Inheriting the Trade its Non-Fiction Book Club Selection for June. Two weeks after the author reading on May 17, the book club will meet to discuss Inheriting the Trade June 2, 6:30pm.

June 3-8: Newport International Film Festival. Traces of the Trade is one of the featured documentaries in the 2008 NIFF.

June 4, 11:00am: Historic Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island. In partnership with the Newport International Film Festival, Tom DeWolf will appear at the Redwood Library for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. In partnership with the Newport International Film Festival.

June 4, 3:00pm: Screening of Traces of the Trade at Opera House 1 (Newport International Film Festival).

June 5, 8:00pm: Screening of Traces of the Trade at Jane Pickens Theatre (Newport International Film Festival).

June 6, 4:00pm: Tom DeWolf will attend panel discussion, “Slavery and the Slave Trade in Newport” at the Colony House (Washington Square, Newport, R.I.); sponsored by the Newport Historical Society and part of the Newport International Film Festival. Panelists include Traces family member James DeWolf Perry, Brown University history professor Jim Campbell, and Newport Chamber of Commerce Director and historic preservation expert Keith Stokes. Open to public and free of charge.

June 7, 1:00pm: Screening of Traces of the Trade at Opera House 1 (Newport International Film Festival).

June 9-13: Tom DeWolf will attend a weeklong course titled Coming to the Table as part of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

June 19, 8:00am: Tom DeWolf and Katrina Browne were recently interviewed by Russ Mitchell, news anchor for the CBS morning program The Early Show. The interview is scheduled to air June 19 in honor of “Juneteenth”—celebrated in black communities across the United States to commemorate June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas finally learned that they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The 5-minute interview is scheduled to air during the 8:00-9:00 hour; likely shortly after 8:30am. (Note: The Early Show is a live national television news program. A breaking news story that morning could result in our being “bumped” to a different date or time).

June 22, 6:00pm: Screening of Traces of the Trade at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center; 165 West 65th Street, upper level, New York, NY.

June 23, 1:30pm & 9:00pm: Screenings of Traces of the Trade at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center; 165 West 65th Street, upper level, New York, NY.

June 24: 10:00pm: Traces of the Trade broadcast television premiere on PBS’s acclaimed documentary series, P.O.V. Please check your local listings. Individual PBS affiliate stations may choose—and many are—to screen Traces at a different date/time.

June 28, 1:30pm: Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, which takes place June 25-29: Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, Florida. Workshop led by author Thomas DeWolf to examine the complicated legacy of slavery, a fresh look at history, tools to overcome racism, and a path toward a more hopeful future. Followed by book signing.

June 29, 10:30pm: Remember the “check your local listings” advice regarding the June 24 broadcast premiere? Oregon Public Broadcasting will air Traces of the Trade immediately following Masterpiece Theatre at 10:30pm on Sunday evening, June 29.

July 5, 6:00-8:00pm, Waldenbooks, 120 Market Street, Charleston, South Carolina. In the early 1800's, the D'Wolf family was partners in a slave auction business--Christian & D'Wolf--which operated very near this bookstore and the wharf in Charleston. The only structure still in existence from the many that were utilized in the slave trade for auctions is The Old Slave Mart Museum, located just a few blocks from Waldenbooks. Author reading, Q&A, and book signing.

July 13, 2008, 3:00 – 7:00pm, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Tom DeWolf joins Katrina Browne at Yale University at the Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) Summer Institute course “The Teaching of Africa.” After screening Traces of the Trade, DeWolf and Browne meet with close to 100 educators, curriculum specialists, librarians, and business and media professionals.

July 14, 2008, 8:40am, The Early Show, CBS studio, New York City, New York. After being “bumped” in April and in June, Tom DeWolf, Katrina Browne, and Juanita Browne are interviewed live by anchor Harry Smith for the “book segment” on The Early Show. Estimates are that 3 million people tuned in. Watch the interview here.

July 19, 4:00 - 5:30pm, 10th Annual Harlem Book Fair. Author will participate in a panel discussion: From the Door of No Return: The Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the U.S. in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, N.Y. Moderator: Howard Dodson, Director of Schomburg. Panelists: Rosanne Marion Adderley (New Negroes from Africa: Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean); Sylviane A. Diouf (Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Last Africans Brought to America); David Eltis (Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database); and Thomas Norman DeWolf (Inheriting the Trade). The panel is sponsored by the Schomburg Center and will be telecast live on C-Span 2 and then re-broadcast in rotation throughout the C-Span program schedule.

August 27, 5:00 – 6:00pm (PDT). Thomas DeWolf will participate in a teleseminar with the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ Shift in Action program. The organizers have graciously allowed Tom’s readers and friends to call in and participate without being members. There is a maximum capacity of 200 callers. For complete information click here.

September 9, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. Tom DeWolf and Traces of the Trade co-producer Juanita Brown will participate in two classroom discussions during the day and a screening of Traces of the Trade (free and open to the public) at 6:30pm followed by a moderated Q&A and discussion with the audience. Columbia College Chicago, Ludington Bldg., Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor. For a calendar listing, click here.

November 6, 7:00pm, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Thomas DeWolf will be one of the featured speakers at the Redemption of Reason Conference. A screening of Traces of the Trade will “kick off” the conference. This will be the fourth Redemption of Reason conference to focus on the relevance of the Christian faith to the academic enterprise at the University of Chicago as well as how Christianity can effectively intersect with social justice and human rights efforts. Film screening, discussion/Q&A, book signing.

November 7, 7:30pm, Charlotte, North Carolina. Tom DeWolf will join Juanita Brown at the Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum. Traces of the Trade will be screened followed by a discussion with Juanita and Tom. Film screening, Q&A, book signing.

2009

January 17, 9am – Noon, Tom DeWolf and Juanita Brown will lead a teacher’s workshop at the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Advance registration required. Workshop, book signing.

January 18, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore, Maryland. Author Tom DeWolf will join Dr. Osarhieme Osadolor, Fraser Smith, Dr. Patricia Samford, and Dr. Dianne Swann-Wright in a panel discussion following the screening of Traces of the Trade. Hosted by Maryland Public Television and the Maryland Historical Society. Program is free but reservations are required by calling the Lewis Museum at (443) 263-1831. Film screening, panel discussion, book signing.

January 20, midday, though in no official capacity, and without a ticket, Tom will be in Washington, DC with his Coming to the Table friend and colleague, Prinny Anderson, for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

January 31 – February 2, Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom DeWolf and Katrina Browne will participate in post-Traces of the Trade screening discussions on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, as well as an extended workshop, “Traces of the Trade—Race, Class, and Privilege: An On-going Dialogue” on Monday afternoon. Book signing at each event.

February 3-4, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. Tom DeWolf will meet with several classes (history, literature, and sociology) over two days as well as leading a discussion following a screening of Traces of the Trade Tuesday evening beginning at 8:00pm. Multiple events, discussions, and book signing.

February 5, 1:45pm, Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey. Tom DeWolf will speak in the Student Center Auditorium as part of Bergen’s Black History Month Celebration. Lecture, Q&A, book signing.

February 20, 6:30pm: Paulina Springs Books, 422 SW 6th Street; Redmond, Oregon. Author presentation, Q&A, and book signing.

February 23, 7:00pm, McCoy Meetin’ House, Park University, Parkville, Missouri. Thomas DeWolf will be the featured lecturer at Park University's 2009 Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series. Author will also make a presentation to Dr. Timothy Westcott’s “Jackson and Antebellum America” class and participate in meetings with faculty and students on campus. Multiple events, discussions and book signing.

March 12, 1:00pm, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado. Tom will speak about Inheriting the Trade with students and faculty. Discussion and book signing.

March 13, 9:30am – Noon, Denver Country Club, Colorado. Tom DeWolf and Harold Fields will lead a post-screening discussion of Traces of the Trade and Inheriting the Trade for Denver Eclectics.

March 13, 1:00-3:00pm, Mapleton Expeditionary School, Denver, Colorado. Tom DeWolf and Harold Fields will lead two 1-hour discussions with history students.

March 13, 6:30 – 9:00pm, Denver Country Club, Colorado. Special evening program—dinner and discussion—with people who attended the morning screening and seek further reflection and understanding. Tom will discuss “How We See and How We Are Seen.” Dinner, discussion, and book signing. Reservations required.

March 14, 10:00am – Noon, Denver, Colorado. The Byron & Christine Johnson Lecture/Discussion Series features Thomas DeWolf. Lecture, Q&A, book signing.

March 23 – 27, Tom will attend a five-day Level II training Seminar on Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

March 30, 1:00-4:00pm, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland. Following a screening of Traces of the Trade, Tom will speak to students and faculty about the film, book and family journey. Film screening, discussion, book signing.

April 1-4, The 10th Annual White Privilege Conference, Memphis, Tennessee. Tom will lead a workshop at this powerful conference which closely and critically examines the society in which we live and work in order to dismantle systems of power, prejudice, privilege and oppression. I highly recommend this conference. Registration opens January 20. Workshop, book signing.

May 3, 1:00pm, Denver Green Festival, Denver, Colorado. Green Festivals are co-sponsored by Global Exchange, an international human rights organization, and Green America, working for a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks will lead a workshop together titled: “The Green of Black and White: Sustainable Healing from the Legacy of Slavery.”

May 14-22, Tom will attend a seven-day course “Restorative Justice: the Promise, the Challenge” as part of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

June 4, 6:30-8:30pm, Cambrian Library Community Room, 1780 Hillsdale Ave; San Jose, California. The Santa Clara County Black Infant Health Program Advisory Board presents Protecting Families IV Inheriting the Trade: A Discussion About Past and Present Health Inequities. Join author Tom DeWolf for a discussion about his family journey, the legacy of slavery and how it relates to the health of individuals in communities today. Reading, discussion, book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so please register here or call (408) 494-1555.

June 17 – 21, The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) 13th Annual International Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Thomas DeWolf and Belvie Rooks will lead a workshop “Inheriting the Trade: Hard Truths about the Legacy of Slavery” on Saturday afternoon. Tom will lead a post-conference Institute “Coming to the Table: Healing from the Legacy of Slavery” on Sunday. Registration is now open.

August 15 - November 15, Virtual Book Tour. Author Tom DeWolf traveled the World Wide Web, writing guest essays and blog posts, and participating in online chats and interviews:

8/15-31

GoodReads (paperback giveaway)

 

8/31

Bookzillion (text interview, book excerpt, From the Trenches)

 

9/1

Curled Up with a Good Book (paperback giveaway)

 

9/2

Book Blips (essay & paperback giveaway)

 

9/3

Powell's Blog (essay, blog post)

 

9/7

She is Too Fond of Books (guest post)

 

9/8-9/21

She is Too Fond of Books (audio book giveaway)

 

9/9

Powell's eNewsletter (essay)

 

9/11

The Authors' Assistant Blog (audio book giveaway)

 

Zimbio (audio book giveaway)

 

Technorati (audio book giveaway)

 

9/13-9/19

Audio Book Stand eNewsletter (tour & giveaway announcement)

 

9/13-9/19

Library Thing (audio book giveaways)

 

9/16

Beth's Book Review Blog (essay & audio book giveaways)

 

9/20

TwiveAway (audio book giveaways)

 

9/21-10/2

Library Thing (daily chat)

 

9/22

Facebook (audio book giveaway)

 

11/15

Writers Chat Room (live chat, 4-6 PM PDT) (paperback giveaway)

September 25, Sacred Hearts School, Lahaina, Maui. Tom will speak with 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to discuss the impact of historic slavery on all our lives today as well as what can be done about modern day slavery. Read more about this event, and see photos, here.

November 21, 2009, National Museum of American History. Author Thomas DeWolf, Traces of the Trade Director Katrina Browne and Co-Producer Juanita Brown lead an Educator Event for K-12 teachers sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Full details here.

2010

January 20, 6:30pm, Houghton College, Houghton, NY. Author Thomas DeWolf is one of the featured plenary speakers at Houghton’s annual Praxis Week. This year’s theme is reconciliation.

January 21, 11:00am, Houghton College, Houghton, NY. Tom DeWolf will participate in a panel discussion on reconciliation.

January 21, 7:00pm, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY. Tom is the featured lecturer for the Annual Bob Cobbett Memorial Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by Moving Beyond Racism.

January 27- 31, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS. Tom will participate in a five-day Coming to the Table “Capacity Building” training workshop.

February 9, 6:00pm, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Thomas DeWolf and Belvie Rooks will present a conversation: “What Does Healing Look Like?”

March 2, 5:00pm, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hill University Center Great Hall. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.

March 4, 7:00pm, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama; Guatrelet Room. Tom will speak as part of the ongoing lecture series sponsored by The Quest for Social Justice. See event flyer here.

April 8-10, Kalamazoo, Michigan (location & times TBD). Tom will participate in several events in connection with local colleges and libraries in advance of the arrival of the national touring exhibit “Race, Are We So Different” later in 2010. Sponsored by Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society and the Fetzer Institute.

September 22, 1:00pm, Fall for the Book Festival, Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Tom will facilitate discussion following the screening of Traces of the Trade; includes book signing.

September 22, 7:00pm, Fall for the Book Festival, Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, Virginia. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing.

October 5, 7:00pm, KJM Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing.

October 6, 1:00pm, Lyceum Series, Centralia College, Centralia, Washington. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing.

October 13, 7:00pm, ConverZations That Matter, “Slavery’s Legacy: What Would Healing Look Like”, a conversation with Belvie Rooks and Tom DeWolf at California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, California. Includes book signing.

October 15, 2:45pm, Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, California. “Slavery’s Legacy: What Would Healing Look Like”, an intimate, soul-searching dialogue about race in America and its impacts on us all with Belvie Rooks, Dedan Gills (co-founders of Growing A Global Heart), and Thomas DeWolf; followed by book signing.

October 18-21, Bermuda. C.U.R.B. (Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda) is sponsoring Tom’s visit. Inheriting the Trade has been selected as the book for this summer’s Big Read in Bermuda. Traces of the Trade will be shown daily throughout October on CITV for The Big Watch. In connection with these programs, Tom will participate in four days of presentations and conversations at high schools and other venues in Bermuda. Multiple author presentations, conversations, book signings. More details to come.

October 28, 7:00pm (Eastern Time), online chat with United Methodist Women Reading Program members. Inheriting the Trade has been selected as one of the books for the UMW national reading program for 2011.

October 31 – November 2, Tom will participate in the APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) Northeast Regional Programming Conference in Verona, New York. Workshop, Showcase, Exhibit Booth.

November 12, time(s) TBD, College of Mount St. Joseph, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Cincinnati, Ohio. Author presentations, Q&A, book signings.

2011

February 3, 2011, 12:00 noon, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI, Room G240. Part of OCC’s Black History Month commemoration. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing.

February 16, 2011, 12:00 noon. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Author presentation, Q&A, and book signing sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs.

February 17, 2011, 7:00pm, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK, Metro Campus, Room C4C1010. Part of TCC’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration. Tom’s presentation, “The Enslavement Empire: Looking Honestly at the Past” followed by Q&A, book signing.

February 18, 2011, 9:30am, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK, Northeast Campus, Room NE 1470. Follow-up to Thursday night: Tom presents "Traces of the Civil War:  1861-2011”

February 18, 2011, 12:00 noon, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK, Northeast Campus, Seminar Center. Tom will participate in a panel discussion, "Traces of the Civil War:  1861-2011"

March 18-19, 2011, Tom will attend the APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) Spring Northeast Programming Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He’ll lead two workshops: “Bang for your Buck: Getting the Most for Your Students with a Campus Speaker” and “It’s Broke, So Fix It: Resources to Better Understand and Deal with Intolerance.”

March 21, 2011, 6:30pm, United Nations headquarters, New York, NY. Tom will participate in a Q&A following a screening of Traces of the Trade as part of the U.N.'s annual observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

March 23, 2011, 7:00pm, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, Info Technology Building, MVCC Theater. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing.

April 5, 2011, 12:00 noon, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI, Room G240, Tom will introduce the screening Traces of the Trade and then lead a discussion following the film (Q&A, book signing).

April 5, 2011, 6:00pm, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI, Liberal Arts Building, LA 200, Tom will introduce the screening Traces of the Trade and then lead a discussion following the film (Q&A, book signing).

April 6, 2011, 1:15pm, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI, Room VisTaTech Center, Room 550. Author presentation, Q&A, book signing. Tom’s visit is coordinated by Pageturners. (Note: this program has been rescheduled due to the severe snowstorm in February.)

April 21, 2011, 7:00pm, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, First Unitarian Universalist Church (1187 Franklin Street). ConverZations That Matter, hosted by Belvie Rooks, welcomes Dr. Joy DeGruy, who will discuss her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Tom DeWolf will not speak this evening, but will be in attendance for the beginning of this two-day series.

April 22, 2011, 10:00am – 3:00pm, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks will guide participants in an exploration of woundedness and the potential for healing from the legacy of slavery and its lingering impacts. This interactive workshop will focus on personal stories, journeys and family histories as a pathway for deeper dialogue about inter-generational trauma and healing. They will be joined for a portion of the workshop by Dr. Rasheeda Hawk, a post-doctoral fellow at USC’s Epigenome Center, for a discussion about trans-generational trauma as one of the possible causative factors in the alteration of gene expression.

June 2, 2011, 9:00am, John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation National Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tom and his writing partner Sharon Morgan (their upcoming book is Gather at the Table) will present a Concurrent Session titled “Gather at the Table: A Path toward Reconciliation.”

July 20-24, 2011, (times TBD), Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) 14th International Conference, San Francisco, CA. Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks lead breakout sessions on Friday and Saturday, “Revisiting Slavery’s Legacy: What Would Healing Look Like?

2012

February 20, 2012, 7:30pm. Bloomsburg University, Kehr Union Multipurpose Room B, 400 East 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

February 21, 2012, 11:30am. Penn State Brandywine, 103 Tomezsko Lounge, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, Pennsylvania.

February 22, 2012, 7:00pm. Central Connecticut State University, Torp Theater, in Davidson Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut.

March 14-18, 2012, Coming to the Table national gathering, Richmond, Virginia.

April 5-8, 2012, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks co-facilitate a weekend-long workshop for the Environmental Leadership Program at Naropa.

April 11, 2012, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Tom is excited to appear at this diversity program with APCA friend and colleague, Stan Pearson.

May 3-4, 2012, MetroHealth Annual Pastoral Care Conference, Cleveland, Ohio. Tom is one of the keynote speakers for the conference titled Truth-telling, Lies, and Courage: Inside and Outside Therapeutic Relationships.

June 1, 2012, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Appearance sponsored by Academy for Lifelong Learning, a Program of the OSU Alumni Association.

2013

February 6, 2013, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois

February 7, 2013, Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, Illinois

February 11, 2013, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

February 12, 2013, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, Iowa

February 18, 2013, Scott Community College, Bettendorf, Iowa

February 19, 2013, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa

February 20, 2013, Clinton Community College, Clinton, Iowa

February 21, 2013, Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri

 
   
      Inheriting the Trade, by Thomas Norman DeWolf, is published by Beacon Press. Copyright 2007.