Work With Us!

Looking for creative ways to develop an inclusive and affirming culture at your school, organization or community event? Please connect with Sweet Potato Comfort Pie (SPCP). We work with groups to shift cultural environments by promoting joy, belonging, and racial healing. Our work is framed to uplift, center, and strengthen those most impacted by systems of racism, and expands understanding and commitment in others. Our approach incorporates the arts, story circles, the Black cultural food tradition of the sweet potato comfort pie, and more. We would be happy to customize an experience that will work best for your group. Click the booking button to send an inquiry, or find out more below. You may also email us any time.

Speaking

Rose McGee is a sought-after public speaker who brings clarity, purpose, inspiration and compassion to some of the most difficult issues facing our country today. She has spoken at conferences, schools, universities, board rooms and events across the country. To inquire about keynote or other speaking arrangements, please complete this inquiry form. SPCP has a network of dynamic community speakers for additional event support when Rose is not available or when other speakers/areas of expertise are requested.

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Group Pie Bakes

This facilitated pie baking experience creates connection while opening the doors for deeper compassion and understanding. Groups bake together and learn about the “baketivist” history of the sweet potato comfort pie while exploring issues of cultural foods, identity, resistance, and/or customized topics. Pies can be made to honor someone doing good work in the community, or to give a much-needed lift to someone who is struggling. Pie bakes are also a wonderful way to honor Black culture and convey a spirit of inclusion and affirmation within your organization. Inquiry form.

Story Circles

In her book Story Circle Stories, Rose McGee describes story circles as an “ancient approach to educating, celebrating, and solving issues.” This transformative experience can help center and amplify missing perspectives in your organization, and create deep understanding in the way that has always worked best for humans — through sharing stories. An experienced facilitator ensures that story circles are inclusive, safe and positive. Welcome your group into a deeper sense of belonging and compassion with story circles. Inquiry form.

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the arts

Contact us regarding these program offerings:

Kumbayah, the Juneteenth Story. This original play by Rose McGee has been performed throughout the state of Minnesota to widespread acclaim. It tells the important history behind the holiday that we all now celebrate. We’d love to talk about bringing the play to your community! Watch this video about the play for more info.

Play Excerpts. A select group of the cast performs an excerpt of the play, facilitated discussion follows. Read about St. Peter High School and their work with us as part of Black Joy Day.

Character Values: Upholding Our Beloved Community. This incredible photo exhibit features local heroes who embody and advance the dream of Beloved Community. Each person represents a “character value” essential to the thriving, whole community that is our vision. Photo portraits are accompanied by original poetry about that person’s transformative work and the character value they represent. The photo exhibit is available for setup and display, or for display accompanied by a story-circle workshop that invites people to share about their own unsung heroes and community. See this example of the photo exhibit in use at a commemorative event for George Floyd (note backdrop as the Youth speak in the news clip).

A note to educators – please get in touch about using the digital version of this photo exhibit at no cost to your school.

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