Raquel Willis


Raquel Willis is an experienced speaker and facilitator focusing on LGBTQ issues, feminism, trans awareness, race, media, journalism and activism. If you'd like to request Raquel Willis to speak, fill out this Speaker Request Form.


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In Conversation with Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, JCCSF, San Francisco, CA, (10/11/18)

Transforming Democracy Summit, Federation of Community Legal Centres, Melbourne, Australia (9/19/18)

Queer & Trans People of Color Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (4/6/18)

Black Intersections Conference, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA (3/18)

Know Her Truths Conference, Anna Julia-Cooper Center, Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC (3/18)

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV (11.6.17)

Women's March - Women's Convention, Detroit, MI (10.27.17)

Hofstra University Ally Week, Long Island, NY (10.10.17)

SisterSong's Let's Talk About Sex! Conference, New Orleans, LA (10/6/17)

Telling Black LGBT Stories: Intersectionality in the Era of Protest, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), New Orleans, LA (8.11.17)

Ms. Foundation Women's Pre-Summit for Netroots Conference, Atlanta, GA (8.7.17)

Outlaw Conference, Stanford Law, Stanford, CA (3/3/17) 

Reporting on the State of the Black Woman, Facing Race, Atlanta, GA (11/12/16)

Saving Our Bodies: On Reproductive Justice, African American Women & The Law Conference, National Education Association, Washington, D.C. (9/14/16) (Panelist)

Trans Week at GSU, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (4/6/16) (Keynote Speaker)

Solutions Not Punishments Coalition: Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) Report, (3/31/16) (Co-presenter with Toni-Michelle Williams)

Emory Blacktivism Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2/20/16) (Workshop Facilitator)

Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast, Loudermilk Conference Center, Atlanta, GA (1/18/16) (Speaker)

Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1/13/16) (Speaker)

Lambda Legal: 2nd Annual Trans Day of Resilience, Atlanta, GA (11/22/15) (Speaker)

Juxtaposed Center for Transformation: Transgender Day of Resilience "We Will Not Be Denied" Vigil, Atlanta, GA (11/20/15) (Speaker)

Pay It No Mind, "Black Trans Lives Matter", Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (11/19/15) (Panelist)

Emory Reproductive Health Association's Sexual and Reproductive Health Through A Social Justice Lens with Park Cannon, Emory University, Decatur, GA (11/14/15) (Workshop Facilitator)

LeaderStories: Trans Activism and the History of Revolutionary Leadership with Reina Gossett and T.J. Jourian, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (11/15) (Panelist)

SPARK! Reproductive Justice: Across Generations - Black Queer & Trans Organizing in the South, Atlanta, GA (11/15) (Panelist)

Peach State Conference: "Black Trans Lives Matter" with Solutions Not Punishments Coalition, Atlanta, GA (11/15) (Workshop Facilitator)

Faces of Feminism: "BlackTrans Lives Matter", Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (11/4/15) (Panelist)

Sex Down South Conference: “The Politics of the Body: How Media Shapes Our Attraction”, Atlanta, GA (10/17/15) (Workshop Facilitator)

Atlanta Pride Trans March, Atlanta, GA (10/10/15) (Co-leader and Speaker)

Feminism Panel at Big House on Ponce (10/15) (Panelist)

Convening for Black Lives: "Black Trans Lives Matter" with Solutions Not Punishments Coalition, Cleveland, Ohio (7/24/15) (Workshop Facilitator)

Lambda Legal's 1st Annual Trans Day of Resilience, Atlanta, GA (11/14)

University of Georgia Lavender Graduation, Athens, GA (4/13) (Student Keynote Speaker)

Athens LGBT Civil Rights March, Athens, GA (4/12) (Speaker)

Southeast Regional Unity Conference: Drag & Gender Identity with Justin Moore and Skyler Musgrove, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, N.C. (4/14/12) (Workshop Facilitator)