Tom and Sharon began touring the United States on October 9, 2012, the date Gather at the Table was published. October and November saw them in 17 cities in 11 states and Washington, DC. Four states and 13 cities were visited in January on the West Coast leg of the tour. March 2013 included visits to New York, Virginia, and Missouri. They actively seek opportunities for appearances at schools and organizations, book readings, in-store events, and media interviews.To inquire about Tom’s & Sharon’s availability, click here.
Sharon and Tom are committed to ensure that their presentations will meet the needs specific to each organization, community, or school with which they work. A description of their customary Program, with Learning Outcomes is available here.
October 9, 2012, 6:00pm: Gather at the Table book launch: Martin Chapel; Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA
October 10, 2012, 12:00 noon – 2:00pm: Book signing at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Museum Shop, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA
October 10, 2012, 7:00pm: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist: 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA
October 11, 2012, 11:00am: Lifelong Learning Institute of Chesterfield: 13801 Westfield Road Midlothian, VA
October 14, 2012, 10:30am: Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church: 7400 Temple Hills Rd. Camp Springs, Maryland
October 15, 2012, 5:30pm: University of Baltimore: Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Fifth Floor, Baltimore, Maryland (co-sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation) – Parking: Fitzgerald Parking Garage, 80 W. Oliver Street
October 16, 2012, 8:10pm: American University, East Quad Building (EQB) 203; at the corner of Nebraska Ave. and New Mexico Ave., Washington, DC
October 17, 2012: Bloomsburg University: evening workshop for students, faculty and administrators, Bloomsburg, PA
October 18, 2012, 7:00pm: Cliveden: 6401 Germantown Ave, Philadephia, PA
October 19, 2012, 5:30pm: Anti-Racist Alliance Potluck Dinner: Community Church of New York, 28 E. 35th Street (between Park & Madison)
October 20, 2012, 3:00pm: Quaker Meeting House: 15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY
October 24, 2012, 7:00pm: Trinity Church Boston: 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
October 25, 2012, 5:00pm: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center: 77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT
November 3, 2012, 1:00pm: DuSable Museum of African American History: Main Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois
November 7, 2012, 7:00pm: First Community Church: Brownlee Hall, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, Ohio
November 10-12, 2012: Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society: Multiple appearances in workshop, high school, and college settings, Kalamazoo, Michigan
November 11, 2012, 3:00pm: Kalamazoo College: Public event at Light Fine Arts Building, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
November 13, 2012, 12:00 noon: Madison Square Church: In connection with CORR (Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation), public event at 1401 Madison Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
November 13, 2012, 7:00pm: Church of the Servant: In connection with CORR, presentation focused on understanding/confronting historical harm of racism, 3835 Burton Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
November 14, 2012, 7:00pm: Calvin College: public event, DeVoss Lobby (next to Prince Conference Center), 3201 Burton Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
January 6, 2013, 2:00pm: Northwest African American Museum: 2300 South Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA; sponsored by New Legacy Puget Sound. Copies of Gather at the Table available for purchase by our friends at Elliott Bay Book Company.
January 8, 2013, 7:00pm: Central Washington University: 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA. Many thanks to our Coming to the Table colleague and friend, Mark Auslander (author of the highly acclaimed The Accidental Slaveowner) for arranging for our appearance!
January 10, 2013, 7:00pm: Washington State University: Northeast Wilson Road, Pullman, WA (Venue: CUE 203)
January 11, 2013, 6:30pm: Paulina Springs Books: 422 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR
January 12, 2013, 6:30pm: Paulina Springs Books: 252 W Hood Ave, Sisters, OR
January 13, 2013, 7:30pm: Powell’s Books: 1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR
January 14, 2013, 12:00 noon: The Portland Building: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2nd floor Auditorium; sponsored by DEEP (Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland)
January 15, 2013, 6:30pm: Bend’s Community Center: 1036 NE 5th Street, Bend, OR
January 18, 2013, 4:00pm: University of California at Berkeley: Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion.
January 20, 2013, 2:00pm: Museum of the African Diaspora, in the Salon room; 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
January 23, 2013, 5:00pm: La Pintoresca Library, 1355 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA
January 26, 2013: 2:00pm: Pomona First Christian Church, 1751 Park Ave., Pomona, CA
January 28, 2013: meetings with students and faculty at Regis University, Denver
January 29, 2013: 7:00pm: University of Denver, in the Community Room of Craig Hall – the Graduate School of Social Work, Denver, CO
January 30, 2013: 6:30, meet the authors; 7:00 program begins: Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 East Montview Boulevard, Denver, CO. The evening program will open with a performance by Sankofa, an ensemble of the Spirituals Project Choir.
March 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon: Central Library at Rundel Auditorium, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Hosted by Moving Beyond Racism
March 14, 2003, 7:00pm: School Without Walls, 480 Broadway, Rochester, NY. Hosted by Moving Beyond Racism.
March 20, 2013, 7:00pm: Ginter Park Baptist Church, 1200 Wilmington Avenue, Richmond, VA.
March 22, 2013, 12:00 Noon: Virginia Festival of the Book,Central JMRL Library,201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA. Hosted by the African American Authors Book Club.
March 26, 2013: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Multiple meetings with students and faculty throughout day.
March 27, 2013, 6:00pm: Washington University in St. Louis, Whitaker Hall & Atrium, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis. Keynote presentation, conversation with the authors, book signing; free and open to the public.
GATHER AT THE TABLE