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By hosting or participating in a presentation of Unfinished Business you will experience the reality of stories as engaging, memorable, and powerful communication tools to address the evolving challenge of racism.

Our programs serve various audiences particularly those in congregations, universities, seminaries, museums, art galleries, schools and civic organizations.


The Unfinished Business musical documentary is shared in the following formats:

- Keynote Presentations 


- Worship Service


- Concert & Conversation


- Leadership Seminars or Workshops


- Presentation & Panel Discussion


- Visiting Lecture with Q&A


- Customized Event or Training



Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matter, Reel stories: A Black film showcase. Deep in the Heart of Texas Film Festival, Creative Waco, Art Center Waco, Waco Family Medicine, Waco Rowing Club, Waco Faith & Family International Film Festival, and County Commissioner Patricia Chisolm Miller.


November 2, 2022, | Doors Open at 7:00 PM at the Art Center Waco

Presenting a series of three films accompanied by food, performances, art, and guided conversation on the black lived experience.


Previous Events: 


  • Calvin University, Calvin Institute for Worship. Grand Rapids, MI, July 12, 2022.

  • Seventh & St. James Baptist Church. Waco, TX, March 23, 2022.

  • Leadership PLENTY Institute with Rev. Leslie King, Waco Foundation. Waco, TX, February 8, 2022.


  • Edna B. McKenzie Association for the Study of Life and History Chapter. August 14, 2021.

  • Dyer Ethics Workshop, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University, Waco, TX. March 24, 2021.

  • Leadership PLENTY Institute with Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Waco Foundation, Waco, TX. February 23, 2021. 


  • Leadership PLENTY Institute with Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Waco Foundation, Waco, TX. February 25, 2020. 

  • Good Neighbor House in Waco, February 24, 2020.


  • Christian Congregational Music Conference at Ripon College Cuddeson, Oxford, UK, August 1, 2019.

  • Waco Foundation, Leadership Plenty, February 26, 2019.

  • Missouri History Museum, February 7, 2019.


  • Baylor and Beyond Neighborhood Night, October 28, 2018.

  • Oral History Association Conference in Montreal, October 12, 2018.

  • HRC Formation Series Lecture at Baylor, September 17, 2018.

  • Association for the Sociology of Religion in Philadelphia, August 12, 2018.

  • Community Race Relations Coalition in Waco, June 2, 2018.

  • Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School, April 13, 2018.

  • Good Neighbor House and Community Race Relations in Waco, April 9, 2018.

  • Waco Foundation, Leadership Plenty, February 27, 2018.

  • Du Bois King Symposium at Clark Atlanta University, February 23, 2018.

  • Waco Foundation, Leadership Plenty

  • Cultivate 7twelve and Creative Waco, January 22, 2018.


  • The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studio, August 20, 2017.

  • The Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, March 1, 2017.

  • The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, February 4, 2017.


  • Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion & Race, Trinidad & Tobago, August 6, 2016.

  • Shifting Narratives: Rethinking the Past to Understand the Present Symposium presented at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, April 16, 2016.


Favorite session of #asr2018 Dr. Stephanie Boddie and @sonarijo have inspired me to use more art and narrative in my sociology. 

Creative, important, inspiring session with Stephanie Boddie @Baylor & @sonarijo on ‘Unfinished Business’ oral history project from the Great Migration to #BlackLivesMatter combining spirituals, video & speech, focused particularly on the @MotherBethel church #ASR18

​”Unfinished Business excellently fills the knowledge gap and sets up audiences to engage in truthful, objective and humane considerations on 
issues surrounding racism.”

“Dr. Stephanie Boddie’s Unfinished Business is educative and thought -provoking. It “calls audiences to remember our past” which is good for those who already are aware of the narrative. I am particularly intrigued by the fact that the film provides information for those who have little or no knowledge of the past. The film delves into history, tells untold stories and invites audiences to action.“

"On behalf of the planning committee, I write to extend our appreciation for your presentation, "Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matters" at our symposium, Shifting Narratives: Rethinking the Past to Understand the Present. Your program captured the audience’s attention and drew them to your impressive work. Your beautiful, perfectly sung introduction and your film were captivating. You made a wonderful contribution to our day. We hope you will watch for next year’s symposium and join us again." 

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