© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationAskhari Johnson Hodari  does quite a bit of public speaking and sharing at colleges, universities, conferences and community gatherings.

How to Book an Event

Contact me using the request form or write me at writedrhodari (at) gmail (dot) com with possible dates. Once we agree on dates, I will send you a contract and pre-visit materials. When you have signed and returned the contract, I will confirm the dates and you will have a contracted visit.  You may view my speaking schedule and or media schedule and history here.


Speaking Fees

  • $ 125.00 for a single 50-minute presentation (not to exceed 60 minutes.) Book signings (and question and answer sessions) may extend beyond the 60 minutes at no additional charge. Additional sessions are available for $100 per session (not to exceed four sessions).
  • $425 for four 50-minute presentations (not to exceed 60 minutes.) Book signings (and question and answer sessions) may extend beyond the 60 minutes at no additional charge.

If you request a visit that is farther than 60 miles from Birmingham, AL, logistics and possible lodging will be discussed.  The rate will be discounted by $150 per day for multi-day bookings.

Skype and  Facetime Visits 

  • $75 for a single 30-minute to 60-minute program; additional programs on the same day, within an hour of the first program are $50.  These presentations integrate audio, video, and slides with chatting discussion, and questions and answers.

Home State Rate: I have family in South Carolina and Maryland. So, if you live in these states (or my home, Alabama), you will get a 10% discount on any program/event.

You may lower the rate of an engagement by coordinating visits and sharing rates with other schools or groups in your area.



Presentations vary according to audience, but here are examples of the most requested presentations:

To Name is To Claim: A New Afrikan Naming Ceremony
Hodari will consult with persons desiring an African name and perform an authentic naming ceremony based on a fusion of African cultures. This ritualistic and ceremonial presentation can be private or public. The presentation begins with a libation, continues with the Eight Bowl Naming Ritual, and concludes with a community name calling. A brief naming consultation questionnaire has been developed and is included. Names and rituals can be tailored to your needs and desired.


Children Changed the World
This presentation is accessible to young and more mature audience members. The presentation briefly explores children’s roles in the building of a better people and a better world. This talk may also be modified to emphasize the role of young women in our struggles for freedom and justice.


Black Girls Changed the World
Handouts and a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the talk can be included, as well as audience discussion questions. These presentations are appropriate for Black History Month and for Women’s Month (although Hodari believes in Black History and Black Women’s History every day, all year).


Ways to Honor & Appreciate Black Women
This presentation lists specific ways the global Black community can show their love and appreciation for Black women. A practical, plain talk presentation that gives audiences “homework”/”lifework.” Handouts and a yearly Black Women’s calendar listing Black women’s daily achievements have been developed; and may accompany the talk. This presentation is appropriate for Women’s Month (although Hodari believes in celebrating Black Women every day, all year).


Let’s Stay Together Supporting and Sustaining Black Business
An brief exploration of how Black Business has changed since integration and a brief outline of the state of Black business in the U.S. The bulk of this presentation lists specific ways people can support and sustain Black businesses; as well as ways Black businesses can acquire and sustain customers. A concrete, plain talk presentation that gives audiences powerful “take home” messages.” Handouts and a list of 31 ways to support Black business have been developed; and may be included.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *