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Karen Fleshman

Founder, Racy Conversations

San Francisco

Karen Fleshman, Esq. is a nationally-recognized antiracism educator and founder of Racy Conversations. Her mission is to inspire the first antiracist generation in America. Karen's passion is sharing with white women, white Millennials, and white Generation Z why antiracism is in our self interest and how to do it. Karen is a workshop facilitator, speaker, blogger, and media commentator. She dedicates much of her time to police accountability activism and serves on the workgroup overseeing US Department of Justice recommendations on ending bias at SFPD.

Despite growing up in one of the least diverse parts of the country, Karen's commitment to social justice began in elementary school. She has worked for diverse, inclusive organizations throughout her career, where her mentors, mentees, colleagues, leaders, friends and most of all, the people she served helped her unlearn racism.

Prior to founding Racy Conversations in the Bay Area, Karen was a cofounder of Year Up New York, a nonprofit that prepares young adults without a college degree for corporate careers in tech; Ladders for Leaders, a private sector summer internship program for low income young people in New York City; and Citizenship NYC, a City service that assisted 50,000 New Yorkers to apply for naturalization. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, the University of Texas at Austin, and New York Law School Evening Division, cum laude, and is admitted to practice in New York.

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#DiversityInTech: Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work

#DiversityInTech: Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work

Join us at this panel discussion where women professionals from racially diverse backgrounds explore, discuss and unpack how gender and race intersect in the workplace.

Talking About Race at Work: Workshop

Talking About Race at Work: Workshop

This workshop is a follow up discussion from the 'Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work' panel.

Unlearning Racism

Unlearning Racism

This Meetup is aimed at empowering those who want to do something about racism but struggle with what specifically to do.

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