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Upcoming Events

Dallas College, Ft. Worth, TX, February 19, 2024, 1-3 pm


Equal Justice in the Family Courts (Virtual presentation): February 26, 2024: 1-2 pm


Save Ellis Island, Author Series (Virtual event): February, 28, 2024, 7 pm (Free but registration required)


Richmond Court's Black Heritage, Staten Island, NY, February 29, 2024: 12:30 -2:30


St. Philips Baptist Church, Staten Island, NY, March 3, 2024, 3-5


Todt Hill Library: Staten Island: March 5, 2024 in conversation with Virginia Allen, 5 pm


New York Public Library, Stavaros Niarchos Foundation in conversation with Joshunda Sanders, March 6, 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm


Monmouth Public Library (Virtual: author's series), March 20, 2024, TBA


Seattle Tuberculosis Research Center, March 22, 2024 (Virtual)


Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, in conversation with Virginia Allen March 25, 2024


Chest: American College of Physicians, March 26 (Virtual)


University of Georgia School of Global Health, (Virtual), March 27, 2024 (Virtual)


Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2024


African Burial Ground, New York, NY, March 30, 2024, 2pm


American Nurses Association Innovation Lounge: (Virtual): April 24, 2024, 6-7:30 pm (in conversation with Virginia Allen & Dr. Danielle McCamey


Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY, April 30, 2024


American Thoracic Society International Conference: San Diego, May 12-22, 2024


Past Events

University of Maryland Nursing School: February 13, 2024, 1-2 pm

Columbia University School of Nursing: February 12, 2024, 4- 6 pm

National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY February 11, 2024, 2-4 pm

Brown University, School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island: February 6, 2024, TBD

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA: February 5, 2024: 4 -5:30 pm

Staten Island Museum, January 25, 2023: Launch of "Taking Care:" The Black Angels of Sea View. A meditative film and art installation by artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young (cinematographer of Selma)

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY: December 7, 4:00-5:30 pm

Association of Pediatric Surgical Nurses: (Virtual): December 1, 3:00-4:00

Haitian American Nurses Association Weekly Radio Show, Live, November 29, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders Gala Event: Virtual, November 18, 2023, 6:30 pm

The Union: International TB Conference, Paris: Live virtual interview: November 14, 2023 9 am

University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, SC: November 13, 2023

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: November 10, 2023, 2-3:30 pm

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY: November 9, 2023, 5 p.m.

Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT: November 7, 2023, 4 -6:30 pm

St. Louis County Library, at JCC's Mirowitz Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO: November 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

MIT, Knight Science Journalism, Boston, MA: October 24, 2023, 4:30 p.m.

Harvard University, School of Public Health in conversation with Vidya Krishnan: Boston, MA October 23, 2023, 4:30-6pm

Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA: October 23, 2023, 1 p.m.

DNPs of Color Annual Conference, with Nurses you should Know & Virginia Allen: Washington, DC: October 21, 2023, 11 a.m.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, with Virginia Allen: Baltimore, MD: October 19, 2023, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

University of Illinois, Chicago School of Nursing, Chicago, IL: October 16, 2023, 2-3 p.m.

Wagner College, "The Black Angels: The Nurses Who Cured Tuberculosis," in conversation with Virginia Allen: Staten Island, NY: October 4, 2023, 3-6 p.m.

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY: October 3, 2023

Brooklyn Book Festival, Bookends: The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series with Elyssa Goodman, Jesse Rifkin, Felicia Fitzpatrick: Niagara, New York, NY: October 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Malaprops Bookstore, in conversation with Sarah Patten: Asheville, NC: September 28, 2023, 6 p.m.

Ivy Bookstore, in conversation with Laurie Gwen Shapiro: Baltimore, MD: September 26, 2023, 6 p.m.

The Black Angels Book Launch and Event–College of Staten Island in conversation with Black Angel Virginia Allen and historian Debbie-Ann Paige: September 23, 2023, 2-3:30 p.m.

New York University / Wagner: "Tuberculosis: History and its Discontents" panel discussion with John Green, Handaa Enka-Amgalan, & Vidya Krishnan: Puck Building, NY: September 22, 2023, 8 p.m.

Astoria Bookshop, in conversation with Sarah Rose: Astoria, NY: September 21, 6 p.m.

United Nations Tuberculosis High Level Meeting: Author Panel Discussion with Handaa Enka-Amgalan, Vidya Krishnan, & John Green: New York, NY: September 20, 2023, 2 p.m.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine TB Interlab Celebration: July 28, 2023

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine TB Research Day: June 5, 2023

Johns Hopkins Nursing School: June 6, 2023

St. Phillips Church, Staten Island, April 2022

The Dwight-Englewood School, New Jersey, March 2021

St. Andrews Church, Staten Island, March 2017

Event Feedback

Johns Hopkins

"I can’t tell you how many people have told me that your talk was poignant and moving. We are really grateful to you for the visit."


Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research


University of South Carolina Upstate

"We already have one professor who will be using your book in her feminist theory course.

There's a lot of buzz at my University about your book!"


Assistant Professor of Nursing


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Maria, we absolutely enjoyed your presentation on the Black Angels."


Professor, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology

Johns Hopkins

"Thank you again for speaking at our meeting and inspiring our audience. It was terrific, and I am so pleased to have met you."


Director, Center for Tuberculosis Research