Appearances & Programs

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. Learn about their PRESENTATION PROGRAM, with Learning Outcomes & Options, as well as Corporate and University-based Workshops, here.

“Sharon and Tom knocked it out of the park with their open, honest, transparent dialogue about race—and the courage they have to address issues head on. Their unique journey together is a pathway for our country as we grapple with these issues. In addition to impacting Walmart associates with their message, they also shared their journey with many other organizations in Arkansas. They are making a HUGE difference with a very relevant topic.” –Sharon Orlopp, Chief Global Diversity Officer; Walmart

“The feedback on our symposium, was it was the best one EVER…you were a big part of its success. First, thank you for what you do….it’s amazing. Second, keep doing it…our country needs this dialogue!!” –Victor Bridgeman, General Electric African American Forum Global Symposium

Rarely does one find a program that inspires its audience to begin to come to terms – in meaningful and positive ways – with racism. Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan are thoughtful, engaged, and unafraid as they present aspects of our history that need to be rectified. Tom and Sharon’s program is so compelling and forthright that it encouraged many to communicate their fears, frustrations, and hopes with each other… exactly the type of communication program organizers hoped for.” –Bridget Johnson, Community Relations Coordinator; Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

293769_421675371233793_1544819755_n-1Tom and Sharon began touring the United States on October 9, 2012, the date Gather at the Table was published. They spent much of the following 6 months on the road, visiting 30 cities in 15 states.

After Gather at the Table was named Best Nonfiction Book (Biography & Memoir) at the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards for Nonfiction, and with the release of GATT in Paperback in October 2013, Sharon and Tom actively seek additional 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.


2015 Appearances

April 2, 2015 (5:00-6:00pm): Gallery talk against the backdrop of artwork depicting the Civil War and slavery. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; 600 Museum Way; Bentonville, Arkansas.

January 28, 2015: DePauw University Dialogue, Greencastle, Indiana. All classes and offices closed at DePauw for the first time in more than 100 years for a campus-wide discussion on diversity and inclusion. Sharon and Tom are one of two featured presentations to lead into small-group discussion among an estimated 3,000 participants.

February 15 – 16, 2015: St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri. A three-day residency to include workshop, large-group presentations, screening of Traces of the Trade, meetings with students, faculty, staff etc. in connection with community-wide conversations and challenges following the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.


Past Appearances



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 11, 2012, 6:00pm: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: 520 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA; sponsored by the Presence Place group “History Healing and Hope”

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 9, 2012, 7:00pm: Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue; Indianapolis, Indiana. Sponsored by the African American Jazz Caucus

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 19, 2013, 2:00pm: Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church: 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA; co-sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center.

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 25, 2013, 7:00pm: Pacific Oaks College, 55 Eureka St, Building 45, Pasadena, CA,  sponsored by CARE/Multicultural Healing

  • NOTE: Parking is free – All guests must sign in at building 55 before arriving at the event in Building 45

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 2013

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.



February 10-12, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY (Includes screening of Traces of the Trade 2/10, 7:00pm, Student Union; and keynote presentation 2/11, 7:00pm, Scharmann Theatre)

February 13, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (keynote presentation 2/13, 6:00pm)

February 18, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (keynote presentation 6:00pm, Webb Auditorium)

February 19, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD (keynote presentation 11:30am, HCC Student Center 243)

February 21, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (keynote presentation 9:00am)

February 23, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, WI (ticketed program 1:00-5:00pm)

February 25, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI (Morning keynote presentation at 9:00am, Downtown Campus, 1001 W. Fort Street)

May 8, League of Black Women Global Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

September 17, General Electric 2014 African American Forum Global Symposium; Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

September 18, Diversity MBA 2014 Leadership Conference; Double Tree by Hilton, Oakbrook, IL


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