Rizi has performed his inspirational music worldwide and has also delivered keynote speeches at numerous engagements in establishments ranging from Schools, non-profits, churches, Pride events/Festivals, and various Conferences.
January 14th to 17th, 2020: Movie shoot for “Nest of Vampires” – Hinkley/Birmingham, England.
January 22nd to 23rd, 2020: Movie Producers production meeting for the upcoming Human Trafficking movie, “It’s happening Right Here” – San Diego, California.
April 13 -17, 2020: Presentation of doctorate of social work (DSW) grand challenge final dissertation and graduation project at USC office of research, Washington D C.
Presentation topic: Transgender shelter discrimination and the overwhelming need for transgender specific and affirming shelters.
Rizi Timane “Trailblazers” interview with Time Magazine. TBD 2020.
Snippet of Rizi’s Past Engagements.
Imperial Court of Los Angeles 50th anniversary Grand Coronation Celebration and presentation of grants.
November 16th, 2019.
July 3rd, 2019: Mental Health Professionals CEU workshop on Trauma Informed Care with Transgender Individuals at R.O.A.D.S Foundation of Los Angeles
March 31st, 2019: Transgender Visibility Day awards at City Hall
Los Angeles City Council members Mitch O’Farrell and David E. Ryu, in conjunction with the city’s Transgender Advisory Council, decided to specifically honor transmen, who are too often rendered invisible and Rizi Timane was amongst the honored for his work within the trans community.
DTLA Proudfest, August 25th, 2018
Flux “Trans is Sexy”, September 15th, 2018
San Fernando Valley chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapists (SFV-CAMFT) “Uncovering Implicit Bias: Diversity Competency Panel”, October 7th, 2018
United Nations Global Entrepreneur Summit – June 12-15 2018.
Lecture 11/17 MFT class pacific oaks college “Trans Trauma experiences”
UCLA 11/16 Deneve auditorium “Trans experience panel”
St. John’s community night 11/17 Surgery scholarship presentation 2017
U C L A Sociology Class—Panel Discussion on the Trans experience.
First Congregational Church of Riverside, Riverside, CA—Keynote Speaker for the annual Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
Unity Fellowship Church of Christ, Riverside, CA—Sermon: Proverbs 27:17 “Encouraging your friends along the way”
City of Refuge U C C church, San Francisco, CA– “An Unspoken Compromise” Book discussion and signing
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. “OUT in the Gospel Speaker Series and Concert” June 21st, 2013.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force “Creating Change” Conference. Jan 26th, 2013 Presentation Topic: A Cry for Help: The Role of Religion in Homophobic Rape, Violence and Murder of LGBTQI People of Color.
City of West Hollywood “Transgender Day of Remembrance” November 20th, 2012.
Closing Sermon/Prayers for those who were murdered due to Transphobia delivered by Rizi
XIX International AIDS Conference, July 23rd, 2012. “One Voice: Gospel Artists Respond to AIDS” held at the Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Washington D.C
Claremont School of Theology “Issues of Justice in Spiritual Care Speakers Series.” March 21st, 2012
Presentation Topic: “Corrective Rape: An Alarming Trend in African Heterosexism.”
LGCM Gay Christian Annual Conference, London, UK
The Fellowship Conference and Gospel Concert. Atlanta, Georgia
JAYA Center, Decatur, Georgia.
Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
New Foundation Christian Fellowship, Phoenix, Arizona
Boston Gay Pride
San Diego Gay Pride