Terry is the Director of the Midwest Office of the Applied Research Center and Program Director of the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. He provides racial justice training, consulting and presentations to organizations around the country. He has over twenty-five years of experience in community organizing, leadership development, curriculum design, popular education, research and strategic coaching. He coordinated the national ERASE Initiative (Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence) and has authored several reports on race and equity issues, including Facing the Consequences: An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools, and Justice by the People: Community Safety and Police Accountability. He is a member of the Illinois Editorial Forum and has served on the Readers Bureau of the Chicago Reporter. He is also a contributing writer to R
Veteran activist and educator Terry Keleher dreams of a world where white moms fight the police violence of their own kids. A new toolkit from the group Showing Up for Racial Justice might just be a real start.
Martin Luther King, Jr., isn’t the only racial justice hero–you can be one too. Simply drill down on your daily routine, ask some basic questions about equity in the institutions you engage and deploy your own hero powers to fight for it.
Dear President Obama, I’m no longer expecting miracles. And I know it’s gonna take a whole movement to raise some real hope and change. But in the spirit of the season, I’m just making my wishes clear.
That awkward moment when your uncle pipes up with a racist rant at holiday dinner doesn’t have to be so hard. Here’s how to take control of the conversation and make it productive, without ruining everybody’s appetite.
As you grow older, you’ll have many opportunities to make positive change. What values will you put into practice? Answering this question may be the best way to honor those whose lives were so tragically cut short.
The family of a white teen charged in a horrific anti-black murder says he is the victim of “reverse racism.” Sadly, we must again point out that power, more than prejudice, is the foundation of racism. Terry Keleher breaks it down.
During the recent national health care debate, the Stupak and Nelson amendments propose to take the unprecedented step of expanding the Hyde restrictions on public spending into the private insurance marketplace.
The Sentencing Project has issued a call for action today to end one of the most notorious examples of seemingly race-neutral public policies that have devastating adverse impacts on communities of color.
It’s hard to imagine how Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could possibly stoop any lower in his zeal to arrest and humiliate people who are, or look like, immigrants, whether they have legal status or not. But Arpaio, who is clearly challenged in the department of human decency and dignity, is at it again.
Today, National People’s Action, a network of grassroots community groups from around the country, is organizing a gathering outside the Department of Treasury to demands that Secretary Geithner take more action to provide relief to households and communities hardest hit by the fore
Wouldn’t it be great to have an online source for all kinds of practical and politically insightful information highlighting the critical issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of color?