Event: In-Person Presentation
Host: The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
Date/Time: Mid-September 2024
Location: Eureka Springs, AR
Description: (details coming soon)



“The Hidden Gifts of Loss” with Julie Trainer

coming in July 2024 (broadcast date to be announced soon)


“Peace Explorer” – January 18, 2018

Phyllis talks with Dr. Gail Lash about racial conditioning, the Race Story ReWrite Project, and her work with Bahá’í communities (interview begins around minute 16:30)



“The Promise: A Lesson in White Privilege” a story from Longing: Stories of Racial Healing

This is a story about my ongoing journey to recognize and root out my racial conditioning as a white person. I tell about my interaction with an African American woman, the comment I made that caused her pain, and what happened when I tried to repair the injury. (This video was previously located on the RaceBridges Studio YouTube channel and had close to a million views. When that channel was deactivated, I posted the recording on my own channel.)

Selected Interviews & Articles


“Interview with Phyllis Unterschuetz” by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto, Women on Writing

The Muffin (April 6, 2024)

Selected Past Presentations


Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Bias, Douglasville GA Chamber of Commerce – June 2022

OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, NC State University (with Gene Unterschuetz) – March 2021

Transformative Narratives Storytelling Crawl, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA – October 2020

7th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, Crystal Lake IL – Jan 2017

Annual National Race Amity Conference, workshop facilitator, Boston MA – 2011-2015

12th Annual White Privilege Conference, workshop facilitator, Minneapolis MN – April 2011

National Black HERstory Conference, speaker, Emory University, Atlanta GA – March 2011

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, Nashville TN – October 2010

AJC-Decatur Book Festival, Emerging Writer’s Pavilion, Decatur GA – September 2010

Kellogg Foundation, speaker, Battle Creek MI – July 2010

The Carter Center, workshop facilitator, Atlanta GA – March 2000