Teaching & Speaking

Invite me to speak at your event!

I am available for public events and private speaking engagements. A speaker fee or honorarium is expected. For booking, please email leslye@leslyetinson.com.

KRON 4 Live interview on the VTA Shooting

Leslye Tinson provides expert commentary following VTA shooting that resulted in 9 deaths. She shares about how this tragedy can impact mental health, and how to talk to children about gun violence.

Doctoral Student Spotlight

I am honored to have been featured as a Student Spotlight for my current doctoral program at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, San José State University. View the short interview video on YouTube!

I am dedicated to be an educational leader that has a strong foundation in culturally relevant pedagogy and culturally responsive leadership practices that transform educational experiences of historically underserved students.

If I were a White or non-Black psychologist and willing to listen to Leslye, this is what I would do:

Why we must fight to end racism

The protests of Black Lives Matter and the calls for policing reform represent a sliver of the injustice Black people have historically faced in the United States. As a Black woman, I have long experienced what it means to be in this skin in the U.S.  As a Black woman in academia (see #BlackintheIvory), I have experienced the same pain at work. Racism is ever present in academia and in all the spaces and institutions of our country. Through my hurt, I compiled a working list of readings, films and resources that I have bravely shared with my colleagues. Please #CiteaSista if you share or use these resources for your workshops. Even better, invite me to speak and pay me to teach! Thank you!

Leslye Tinson, 6/18/2020

Leadership Power Summit Panelist
Sept. 2018 - Panel discussant at the 50th Anniversary of Black Women Organized for Political Action, San Francisco, CA.

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Teaching Resources

Leslye Tinson teaching a class

Below are links to a variety of resources compiled by colleagues with permission to share: