“The event was incredible. Every student who came was extremely impressed with Carlos… I had seniors coming up to me telling me that Carlos was the best speaker they had seen in four years.”
Elizabeth Stanfield, Co-Chair, SEAT, University of Tennessee

why book carlos andrés gómez?

speaker on diversity, equity, & healthy masculinity

Carlos Andrés Gómez draws from his eclectic expertise⁠—as an award-winning solo performer, keynote speaker, trained facilitator, and educator⁠—to create one of the most sought-after and electrifying programs you will ever see. Most frequently, Carlos is brought to schools and companies to craft a keynote or performance that engages diversity, equity, and inclusion or healthy masculinity and gender equity.

Carlos’ work is informed by best practices in diversity education and utilizes interactive exchange, facilitated dialogue, and storytelling. Those critical tools, along with improv, spoken word poetry, and humor, are used to create a program unlike any other.

carlos’ programs & learning outcomes:

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antiracism as action

After attending, participants will:

  • Comprehend concepts related to implicit bias, white privilege, and racism.
  • Build competency and awareness about unconscious racial bias, structural racism, colorism, and white supremacy.
  • Examine the effect of history, policies, friends, family, culture, technology, and media on behavior and ways of thinking, as it relates to race and racism.

  • Leave the workshop with five (5) actionable strategies for ongoing antiracism work, including both internal and external strategies to combat racism.

reimagining gender: building an inclusive workplace culture

After attending, participants will:

  • Build competency and awareness about unconscious gender bias, sexism, and transphobia.

  • Examine the effect of friends, family, culture, technology, and media on behavior and ways of thinking, as it relates to gender.

  • Identify concrete strategies to counteract gender bias, sexism, and transphobia.

‘but i don’t see color’ and other treacherous workplace mindsets

After attending, participants will:

  • Comprehend concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Build cultural competency and awareness about unconscious bias, structural and systemic inequity, and how to apply that knowledge to your workplace.

  • Identify concrete strategies to counteract bias and inequity.

writing workshop: storytelling toward a more just workplace

After attending, participants will:

  • Comprehend concepts and strategies related to writing personal storytelling, as well as equity and inclusion.

  • Analyze the influence of socialized roles and cultural norms on causing unconscious bias and systemic inequity.

  • Examine their role in perpetuating practices and policies that promote inequity or exclusion.

reimagining modern manhood

Through storytelling, audience engagement, and poetry, Carlos Andrés Gómez shares his journey of growing up as a sensitive boy forced to navigate toxic machismo and restrictive gender stereotypes. A riveting combination of personal narrative and sociological excavation, Gómez guides the audience through his life story, from that tender-hearted and out-of-place little boy constantly moving and changing schools to where he is now: a father of two and husband, determined to reimagine how we all think about masculinity and gender—beyond preconceived social roles, beyond the binary.

tailored workshop for your organization (adaptable for your needs)

We have a wide range of additional program offerings. Please tell us the specific challenges your team is facing when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the outcomes you are hoping to achieve. From there, and with your guidance and input, we will craft a workshop that honors your vision during our time together.

who is carlos andrés gómez?

He has performed and delivered keynotes at more than 600 colleges and universities across 46 U.S. states, collaborated with John Legend on a project to counteract bullying, and drew a standing ovation at the Obama White House. Carlos is a passionate advocate for healthy masculinity and equity, a former social worker and public school teacher, and the author of “Hijito,” winner of the 2018 Broken River Prize and a #1 SPD bestseller. A star of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” you may recognize Carlos from his viral poems, “Where are you really from?” and “What Latino Looks Like,” which have garnered millions of views online.

Carlos was named 2016 Best Diversity Artist by Campus Activities Magazine and Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards. He is a proud Latinx and father.

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