Dr. Robin J. Hayes
Black studies is for everybody. Storytelling can change communities: by opening our minds and uniting our hearts.
Filmmaker and Scholar speaking on media, race and education.
Because of her candor, breadth of expertise, and humorous delivery, Dr. Hayes is in-demand nationally and internationally for speaking engagements. Her lectures, trainings and filmmaker Q&As are valuable contributions for Student/Faculty orientations and workshops, diversity trainings as well as programming for Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month. Dr. Hayes is an especially valuable resource for first generation college students and staff at progressive nonprofit organizations.
The Colors of Cuba
Screening of the award-winning documentary Black and Cuba followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Dr. Hayes.
Why Leadership Matters
A talk that shatters myths and encourages us to develop and embrace our innate leadership qualities.
Why Black Studies is for Everybody
An interactive lecture that reveals how expanding awareness of Black history and culture builds community and closes the empathy gap.
Media Making for Racial Justice
A fun empowering hands-on workshop that teaches the best practices for using everyday photography to create social change.
Cuba, "The Resistance" and Social Movements, African Americans in Film and Television, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Race and Inequality