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Davina Kotulski, Ph.D. | Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

For Speaking Inquiries, please contact Davina via email at To support Davina in doing this work, a stipend is requested for all speaking engagements.

Previous Speaking Engagements & Readings

Guest Speaker at the following Universities and Public Libraries

  • Masha Dexter Lecture Series, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island
  • California School of Professional Psychology
  • California State Home Schooling Conference
  • California State University East Bay
  • Drake University, Iowa
  • Foothill College, California
  • Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • New College of San Francisco
  • Oakland Public Library, California
  • Seattle Public Library, Washington
  • Solano Community College, California
  • St. Mary's College, Moraga, California
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Barbara;
  • University of Denver, Women's College
  • University of Indiana, South Bend
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Readings and Talks at Bookstores

  • Avid Reader (Davis and Sacramento, CA)
  • Barnes and Noble (Eugene)
  • Book Woman (Austin, TX)
  • Books Inc.(San Francisco)
  • Borders Books (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Raleigh, NC; Durham, NC; Chapel Hill, NC, San Mateo, CA)
  • Changemakers (Oakland, CA)
  • Cody's Bookstore (Berkeley, CA; San Francisco, CA)
  • Crossroads Market Bookstore (Dallas, TX)
  • Different Light Bookstores (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA)
  • Laurel Books (Oakland, CA)
  • Leaves of Grass Bookstore (Willits, CA)
  • Malaprop's Bookstore (Ashville, NC)
  • Now Voyager Books (Provincetown, MA)
  • Obeslisk Books (San Diego, CA)
  • Old Firehouse Bookstore (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Outwrite Bookstore (Atlanta, GA)
  • Powell's Bookstore (Portland, OR)
  • Pride and Joy Bookstore (Northampton, MA)
  • River Reader (Guerneville, CA), and many more.

Presentations and Speeches at Houses of Worship and Community Centers/Gatherings

  • B'nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue (San Francisco, CA)
  • Common Wealth Club of California (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cathedral of Hope (Dallas, TX)
  • Community Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church of Antioch (Pittsburg, CA)
  • Metropolitan Community Churches (Bakersfield, CA; Indianapolis,IN; San Francisco, CA)
  • Oakland Center for Spiritual Living (Oakland, CA)
  • Temple Sinai (Oakland, CA)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Arkansas (Eureka Springs, Fayetteville)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in California (Berkeley, El Cerrito, Mendocino, Mission Viejo - Tapestry, Modesto, Oakland, Redding, Riverside, San Francisco)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Colorado (Denver)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Ohio (Akron, Cinncinatti)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Wyoming (Cheyenne)
  • United Church of Christ (Fremont, CA; Hayward, CA; Redding, CA)
  • Second Wind Church (San Francisco, CA)
  • Equality California Valentines Day Fundraiser
  • Equality California- Solano County- Get Engaged Event
  • Rape Trauma Services (Burlingame, CA)
  • Trinity Methodist Church (Austin, TX)

Speaker at LGBT and Mental Health Conferences

  • Southern California Regional PFLAG Conference, 2011 (Los Angelos, CA)
  • Affirmation National Conference 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health 2009 (San Mateo, CA)
  • Kaleidescope of Identities: Clinical Approaches to Working with Women, Culture, and Intersecting Identities 2009 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Equality Forum Marriage Panel 2006 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Creating Change 2005 (Oakland, CA)
  • All God's Children Panel 2003 (Oakland, CA)

Featured Speaker at LGBT Rallies

  • National Marriage Equality Rally 2004 (Washington, DC)
  • Marriage Equality NOW Rally 2006 (Seattle, WA)
Featured Speaker at PFLAG Meeting and LGBT Centers
  • PFLAG meeting at Montview Presbyterian Church(Denver, CO)
  • Lighthouse Community Center(Hayward, CA)
  • Rainbow Community Center (Concord, CA)
  • LGBT Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • LGBT Center (Charlotte, NC)