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Intersectionality in Racial Justice Initiatives

Content Partner:  Pro Bono Institute
Price: $60.00*
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Description: This workshop seeks to challenge participants to understand the varied perspectives and approaches to work that members of different identity groups bring. It will use issues and examples of racial justice to help build a greater understanding about the impact of intersectionality and challenge participants to look inward, assess some of own their practices, and develop ideas about where to take their programs.

Melody Harkness, President and Expert Consultant, Harkness Consulting Solutions, LLC
Melody Harkness is the President and Expert Consultant of Harkness Consulting Solutions, LLC, a business consulting company specializing in strategic planning and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for groups worldwide. She also serves as the Program Manager of the City of Albany Community Police Review Board at Albany Law School Government Law Center.
Harkness takes the lead role in providing substantial services to assist the Board in fulfilling its mission, including managing the Board’s work, processing complaints, overseeing students’ research, and participating in community outreach and education.
She previously served as Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s (LASNNY) Private Attorney Involvement coordinator spearheading the Closing the Gap project, a nationally recognized, remote pro bono program. Under her leadership, pro bono assistance tripled services provided in LASNNY’s rural and isolated communities on housing and consumer issues and is modeled by programs in New York City, Ohio, Virginia and California. The program now serves around numerous unrepresented litigants annually with participation from attorneys in areas as far as: New Zealand, St. Kitts, and the Netherlands. Additionally, she restructured and expanded the firm’s Attorney for the Day tenant defense program in the City of Albany to city courts in Glens Falls, Ogdensburg, Troy and Plattsburgh, currently being funded by the Attorney General’s Tenant Legal Assistance Program. Before joining LASNNY, Harkness coordinated Legal Aid of North Carolina’s statewide Lawyer on the Line program.
Harkness earned a Master of Legal Studies degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from North Carolina State University. In 2018, she was recognized with the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Exemplary Community Service Award which recognizes a distinguished individual’s service to the greater Capital District community, promotes the advancement of women who are involved in or affected by the legal system, and provides other sustained acts of public service and community education.
In her free time, Harkness ideates community development projects and opportunities for community engagement.
Audrey Roofeh, CEO & Co-Founder, Mariana Strategies LLC
Audrey Roofeh is the founder and CEO of Mariana Strategies LLC, a Washington, DC-based workplace culture consulting firm focused on helping organizations create healthy and inclusive workplace cultures, from preventing workplace harassment to cultivating the emotional intelligence of teams. Roofeh is an employment lawyer and certified change management practitioner, who frequently speaks and writes on issues of workplace equity and inclusion.
As CEO of Mariana Strategies, Roofeh works with businesses in manufacturing, politics, fashion, sciences, and media, as well as national and international non-profits, think tanks and educational institutions to deliver workplace culture solutions to prevent harassment and build inclusion. She has delivered and facilitated dozens of trainings and workshops across the country.
Roofeh practiced law at Schlam, Stone & Dolan LLP, a boutique litigation firm in New York City, where she represented commercial clients in federal and state litigation as well as individuals in employment matters.
She received her JD from Cardozo School of Law in New York. Roofeh is a past Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she taught courses on Law of Human Trafficking, covering the intersections of human trafficking and immigration, international law, domestic violence, market-based responses and supply chains.
Roofeh is the author of Many New Solutions to Workplace Sexual Harassment in A Post #MeToo Era, But Will They Do the Trick?, in the Routledge Handbook on the Politics of the #MeToo Movement, Oct. 2020.

Practice Areas: Corporate & Securities
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 03/24/2021
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 40 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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