How to Show Up for Racial Justice

Leaders Forum 2022 Part 1

We all have power. No matter who we are, where we come from, what bodies we move in, we get to wake up everyday and make choices about how we use the power we have. At the same time, we must understand how our individual power—in addition to our hopes, dreams, and desires—are impacted by the systems and policies rooted in racism, white supremacy, and patriarchy. We must understand where we have been privileged and where we have been marginalized. We must understand how to notice harm when it is happening so that we can better show up for healing and liberation.

In this introductory course of the Own Your Power Track, you will be introduced to the women of Hella Social Impact—a Black and non-Black women of color owned consultancy that helps people and organizations show up for racial justice. You will be introduced to their Notice. Name. Dismantle. Framework and how it can be a tool for accessing your power to make social change.

Presented as a special collaboration between ChangeLawyers and Hella Social Impact

Meet Your Activists

Since the end of the last century, Lynn has worked at the intersection of social impact, entrepreneurship, and arts + media. She has founded and successfully led several social ventures dedicated to storytelling through the lens of gender and racial justice; including Spotlight: Girls and Oakland Freedom Theater— a first-of-its kind ensemble of actors, musicians and expert facilitators utilizing art and empathy to dismantle systems of oppression.

Lynn is a highly sought-after speaker and leader in the certified B Corp community and has appeared on the stages of SOCAP, Social Venture Circle, SVI Women, Lean StartUp Week, and Wisdom 2.0. Her work has been recognized and supported by SheEO, the Force for Good Fund, and Ashoka Changemakers. Lynn was the 2017 winner of The Pitch competition presented by SheKnows Media at the BlogHer conference in Orlando, FL.

As Founder and CEO of Hella Social Impact, Lynn is focused on helping businesses show up for racial justice authentically and impactfully. She believes her main job is to help today’s leaders access the courage and imagination needed to reshape our economy for the good of all people.

Based in Oakland, CA since 2006, Lynn and her wife currently reside in Albuquerque, NM where their tween, neurodivergent daughter is receiving residential care. When not working, Lynn enjoys living room karaoke, mixing up new cocktail recipes, and walking along the Rio Grande.