Activism and Allyship University was founded by Dr. Nekima Levy Armstrong, renowned civil rights attorney, former law professor, and activist to provide individuals and organizations a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best thought leaders on racial equity and justice. She previously served as a full-time Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School for thirteen years, where she founded and directed the Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights legal clinic. Dr. Levy-Armstrong’s work has been featured in The Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, Huffington Post, and the Star Tribune, to name a few. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Democracy Now, Al Jazeera America, News One, and HuffPost Live. Currently, she is co-owner and Principal Consultant of Black Pearl, LLC.
Get ready for a powerful, eye-opening experience that will challenge the way you think and act in the workplace and in the broader community.
During this powerful workshop, we will explore the five most common pitfalls that prevent white allies from engaging more authentically with people of color in and outside the workplace.
- Deconstructing white denial, saviorism, escapism, complacency, and self-centeredness
- Becoming a strong advocate for racial justice and equity
- Effectively leveraging social and political capital
- Learning to take calculated risks
- Developing an appetite for challenging the status quo