Davina’s Previous Speaking Engagements & Readings

Previous Speaking Engagements & Readings

Guest Speaker at Schools, 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
  • Cuyamaca College, San Diego, CA
  • Cypress College, California
  • Drake University, Iowa
  • Foothill College, California
  • Golden West College, California
  • Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
  • Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California
  • LAUSD
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • New College of San Francisco
  • Oakland Public Library, California
  • Riverside City College
  • 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 Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 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.

Presentations and Speeches at Houses of Worship, Holistic Community Centers, Retreat Centers and Sacred Gatherings  Davina Practitioner

  • Agape International Spiritual Center
  • B’nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cathedral of Hope (Dallas, TX)
  • Center for Spiritual Living Ukiah (June 2019)
  • Common Wealth Club of California (San Francisco, CA)
  • Community Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church of Antioch (Pittsburg, CA)
  • Equality California Valentines Day Fundraiser
  • Equality California- Solano County- Get Engaged Event
  • Greenheart Yoga Meditation Center (San Marino, CA)
  • Metropolitan Community Churches (Bakersfield, CA; Indianapolis,IN; San Francisco, CA)
  • Oakland Center for Spiritual Living (Oakland, CA)
  • Rape Trauma Services (Burlingame, CA)
  • Sacramento Center for Spiritual Living ( July 2019)
  • Salt Studio Holistic Wellness Center (Pasadena, CA)
  • Second Wind Church (San Francisco, CA)
  • Temple Sinai (Oakland, CA)
  • Trinity Methodist Church (Austin, TX)
  • 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, Cincinatti)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Wyoming (Cheyenne)
  • United Church of Christ (Fremont, CA; Hayward, CA; Redding, CA)
  • Unity Ukiah

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)
  • East West Bookshop (Mountain View, CA)
  • Gallery Bookshop (Mendocino, 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)
  • Orca Books (Olympia, WA)
  • Outwrite Bookstore (Atlanta, GA)
  • Powell’s Bookstore (Portland, OR)
  • Pride and Joy Bookstore (Northampton, MA)
  • River Reader (Guerneville, CA), and many more.
  • Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore (Everett, WA)

Speaker at Conferences and Events

  • YMCA, 2019 (San Marino)
  • Salt Studio, 2019 (Pasadena, CA)
  • Just Float, 2019 (Pasadena, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2018 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2019 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2020 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Mercy for Animals, Annual Retreat, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2018 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • National Association of Bar Executives Conference at the American Bar Association, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • United States Prison Affirmative Action Program, 2015 (At Water, CA)
  • Models of Pride 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Federal Correctional Institution Affirmative Action Program, 2012 (Dublin, CA)
  • Southern California Regional PFLAG Conference, 2011 (Los Angeles, 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)

Featured Speaker on Radio Shows, Online Summits, Webcasts and Podcasts

  • Good Morning La La Land
  • Wake Up to the Sound of Transformation with Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • The Shift Network: Thriving in Your Third Act
  • Balanced Living for Busy Professionals with Diane Randall
  • Get Balanced with Dr. Marisa Pei
  • Convergence Healing with Peter Bedard
  • I Am Symposium
  • Please Understand Me -Sarah Silverman Productions