Speaking Engagements

Selective, Recent.

  • September 9, 2020. Growing an Anti-racist Voice and Identity in 2020. Sociology 306, Cal State U at Fullerton, CA.
  • August 3 and 29 July, 2020. First Steps to Becoming an Anti-racist. Women Drivers Interfaith Group, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
  • January – September 2019. Homelessness Demystified: Buffet of Educational Experiences. Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery, Irvine for Everyone.
  • August 6, 2018. Dismantling Racism: Next Steps, Presbyterian Women Churchwide Gathering, Louisville, KY.
  • April 2018. Embracing Diversity. Santa Barbara Presbytery Spring Gathering.
  • September 1, 2017. Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity. 90 minutes. PW, Inc. Board of Directors/ChurchWide Coordinating Team, Louisville, KY.
  • August 2017. Using the Anti-racism Digital Library to Teach Authority, Privilege. American Theological Libraries Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • April 30, 2017, Grace First Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA. Discipleship and Diversity in the Bible. Mary Buck Peace and  Justice Lecture Adult Education series.
  • August, 30, 2016.  Identity in America. Santa Ana Kiwanis. CA.
  • July 15 – 17, 2016. Building An Inclusive, Caring Community Forum on Friday 2 pm; follow-up Workshop Reclaiming ourselves on Saturday 10 am. Summer Conference, Presbyterian Women of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Chapman University, Orange, CA.
  • June 16 – 18, 2016. Theology, Race, and Libraries. American Theological Libraries Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Spring, 2016. Anti-racism: The Racial Imagination and Categorization. A three week Adult Education series. Geneva Pres. Laguna Woods.
  • March 10 – 24, 2016. 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. New York.
  • February 18, 2016. Race in America. Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster.
  • January 10, 2016. Bias and Prejudice by Anita Coleman. Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Woods.
  • November 19, 2015Sacred Conversations: Speaking Anti-racism Open Space I. The Gathering of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos at First Pres. Church at Garden Grove, Euclid Ave. Garden Grove, CA.
  • October 3-4, 2015. Anti-racism Digital Library.National Faith Leadership Conference. AME Church of the Redeemer, 45 Tesla, Irvine, CA.
  • September 24, 2015. Can there be racism without any racists? Open Space, The Gathering of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd # A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
  • 2008-2009. What Gives Life. A 30 week contemplative Bible study of The Book of John Lecture, discussion, and lectio divina. Monday nights, Irvine Pres. Church.
  • 2007, Spring. A Spirituality of Perfection. A six-week Bible study of The Letter of James Lecture, discussion, and lectio divina. Spring, Monday nights, Irvine Pres. Church.



Published by Anita

Anita Coleman joined Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s faculty as Associate Professor of Bibliography and Research and Director of the the Ernest Miller White Library in January 2020. Anita is passionate about the power of libraries to liberate and give life.