Healing Justice: An Integral Approach to Advancing Racial Equity | 2022 Foundations of Racial Equity Session 3
Omisade Burney-Scott is a Black southern 7th generation native North Carolinian feminist, mother, and healer. Omisade has spent the better part of the past 25 years of her life focused on the liberation of marginalized people, beginning with her own community through advocacy, philanthropy, community organizing, and culture work. She is the principal and founder of Ananse Consulting and the creator/curator of The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause, a multimedia project seeking to curate and share the stories and realities of Black women, femmes, and nonbinary people as they navigate menopause and aging. Omisade is a member of the 1999-2001 class of the William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations, a 2003 Southeastern Council on Foundation’s Hull Fellow and founding member NGAAP, the Next Generation of African American Philanthropy. She is also a founding tribe member of SpiritHouse NC, a Wisdom Circle member of the Acorn Center for Restoration and Freedom, and previously served as a board member of The Beautiful Project, Village of Wisdom, Working Films, The Fund for Southern Communities, and stone circles. Omisadeis a native of New Bern, North Carolina, and a 1989 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the proud mom of two sons, Che and Taj, and currently resides on the occupied land of the Occaneechi Saponi Nation in Durham, North Carolina.
Marisol Jiménez (she/her/ella) is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting and brings over twenty years of community engagement, training/facilitation, and policy advocacy experience to her practice. Tepeyac Consulting is a national consulting practice that catalyzes strategic equity efforts in collaboration with grassroots leaders, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. Tepeyac offers the resources, tools, and frameworks to develop and deepen organizations’ and communities’ capacity with an explicit and intentional structural analysis of power that informs the work every step of the way. Marisol brings activism and advocacy experience from her work as the Advocacy Director and Chief Lobbyist for El Pueblo, a NC statewide advocacy organization working on public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels. For the past 10 years, Marisol has worked in multiple capacities to advance equity through facilitation and training, participatory research, transformational community engagement, and frontline activism. Her consulting incorporates popular education, language justice, inclusive logistics, and accessible content as standards of practice. It is her strong belief that this work is most impactful when it is intersectional, proactive, collaborative, and radically hopeful.