Speaking and Workshops
November 5, 2010 -- "'“Our Elder Brother”: The role of London Yearly Meeting in the American Quaker turn against slavery," Conference on Quakers and Slavery, Philadelphia, PA.
January 7, 2011 -- "From slave trader to abolitionist: “Quaker Tom” Robinson of Newport, Rhode Island," American Society of Church History (part of American Historical Association meeting), Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA.
"The Use and Misuse of History," Carey Lecture, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Aug. 6, 2010
"'Within the Bounds of their Circumstances': The Testimony of Inequality among Friends in colonial New England," Quaker Studies Research Association, Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK, July 3, 2010
"From Narragansett planter and Newport slave trader to abolitionists: Three generations of a Rhode Island Quaker family." Conference of Quaker Historians & Archivists, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH, June 27, 2010.
Workshop, "Slavery in New England: Constructing a New Narrative," United Church of Christ Women's Celebration VIII, Burlington, VT, March 13, 2010.
Docent training on Quakerism, National Park Service, New Bedford, MA, Feb. 20, 2010.
"Slaves Among Friends: Reframing the Narrative," workshop, Friends Association of Higher Education annual conference, Earlham College, Richmond, IN, June 2007
"Quakers and Slavery in Early Rhode Island," Rhode Island Historical Society Library, May 2007.
"Slavery Among Friends: What We Know and Why It Matters," lecture, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI, April 16, 2007.
Workshop, “Slavery Among Friends.” Quaker Studies Program of Salem Quarterly Meeting and Beacon Hill Friends House, Wellesley, MA, February 3, 2007. A day of guided role plays of Quaker decision-making on global warming (set in 2037) and slave owning (1777).
Framingham Friends Meeting Adult Forum, “Slaves Among Friends,” Nov. 5, 2006
In-service workshop on Quaker beliefs and testimonies for new faculty and staff, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI, October 26, 2006