SSFS Authors: Letting Their Words Speak!
The SSFS Author Talks feature a wide range of talented writers from across the Sandy Spring Friends School community. Join us to hear the authors read from their works, answer questions about their stories, and discuss how they Let Their Lives Speak through the written word.
All SSFS Author Talks with take place virtually over Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom links, which will be sent on the morning of each event. Questions? Contact Tobi Goss '10, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nicole Lee currently serves as the interim Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director for Sandy Spring Friends School. She is a nationally-recognized DEI strategist and leadership coach. She is the founder of Inclusive Life™, a movement centered on infusing inclusion through all levels of daily life. Her vision for Inclusive Life™ is to transform our societies to be more inclusive, equitable and just by how we stand up in our homes and in our vocations. This work is supported and amplified by her new book, Raising Antiracist Kids: The Power of Intentional Conversations about Race and Parenting as well as her podcast, Inclusive Life with Nicole Lee.
Nicole is also a co-founder of the Black Movement-Law Project (BMLP), an organization that provides legal and strategy assistance to Movement For Black Lives affiliates and human rights organizations operating in local communities. For nearly a decade she served as President of TransAfrica, working with leaders across the globe to advocate for a just U.S. foreign policy. She is a trusted spokesperson who has given testimony before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and other international bodies.
Nicole is both an attorney and an intuitive coach. Through this unique blend, she has contributed to equity movements in the U.S. and abroad through human rights documentation, coaching, and holding space in difficult situations.
She is the voice of truth and power and has commentated on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the private and public sectors through numerous awards, including Congressional Black Caucus, Running Starts “Women to Watch”, Black Women’s Roundtable TrailBlazer, Global Leadership, and the National Newspapers Publishers Association’s Press Champion Award.
Nicole brings light to serious issues in a poised and powerful way that evokes people to profound change. Her extensive knowledge and on-the-ground experience empower individuals to dive deep in self-reflection with the goal of achieving a just and equitable society.
About: Raising Antiracist Kids
Raising Antiracist Kids is imperative in today’s society, but most of us are not well-equipped for the challenge. Nicole Lee’s new book leads readers to confront their own discomfort and misconceptions, so they can move into a new phase of action: building antiracist spaces with the important young people in their lives. Pushing past the common reasons people give for not facing these issues, Lee provides age-appropriate guidance for talking to kids and offers practical advice on how to put our words into action.