Speakers and Screenings
Looking for a turnkey program, workshop or special event? Book the film Sol Brothers or one of Perfect Works' dynamic public speakers/presenters. Our speakers are available for keynotes and seminars at retreats, conferences, and community or faith-organizing efforts. Topics include:
Campus and Community Leadership
Young Men of Color
Film, Media and Advocacy
African American History and Culture
Faith and Social Justice
33 young men become one during a revolutionary college prep camp. Sol Brothers was designed to start a national conversation about successful college-focused programming for young men of color. The film runs 36 minutes and comes with one of our four exceptional speakers.
Dina L. Walker
President/CEO, BLU Educational Foundation
Executive Producer,Sol Brothers
Dina L. Walker is the President/CEO of BLU Educational Foundation and a member of the Rialto Unified School District Board of Education. BLU is one of the nation's leading organizations working to increase the college graduation rates of students of color.
Specialties: Campus and Community Leadership, College Access, Women in Leadership.
Paul Watson III
President, Team Diesel Productions
Co-Producer, Sol Brothers
With TV and film credits including K-Ci and Jo Jo Come Clean, American Gangster, and UnSung, Paul Watson III is the President of Team Diesel Productions. Watson is also an instructor at Springfield College and a former Assistant Program Officer at the Annie B. Casey Foundation.
Specialities: Film, Media, and Advocacy and Young Men of Color.
President, Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino
Dr. Daniel E. Walker
President, Perfect Works
The President of Perfect Works, Dr. Daniel E. Walker is the writer, director and co-producer of the films Sol Brothers and When Roosters Crow and the television docu-series Faith and Sol in the City (in production). He is the author of the critically acclaimed book No More, No More: Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans and Black Church Next: Challenges and Opportunities Facing African American Congregations in 21st Century Los Angeles. Dr. Walker is a Research Associate at the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and a professor of history at El Camino College in Torrance, California. He holds a PhD with distinction in Latin American and African American History (University of Houston), a Masters Degree (also with distinction) in Latin American History (University of California, Riverside), and a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University where he was also elected President of the student body.(Download complete bio here).
Specialities: Leadership, Faith and Social Justice, Young Men of Color, African American & Latin American History, Education Reform, and Film, Media, and Advocacy.
Extended Workshop Topics (120-180 mins):
Oh Happy Day: The History, Music and Mission of the Black Church
From Rage to Reform: Constructive Activism in the Wake of Ferguson
Black Church Next: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century African American Church
Watch Dr. Walker's "Answer the Call Speech" below.
A. Majadi serves as the President of the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino and is co-author of The Plan Workbook: A Guide for Women Raising African American Boys from Conception to College. Mr. Majadi has more than two decades of experience designing and directing effective community-based organizations.
Specialties: Campus and Community Leadership, Young Men of Color, and African American Culture.