Anyone can become an ally. In this interactive, 2-part talk, Toni shows you how. Drawing from her work as a team leader for Harvard University’s Race, Education, and Leadership (REAL) Institute at Harvard University, as well as her current teaching work for Harvard’s most popular course on race, community, and justice, Toni walks audiences through her refreshing take on what it means to be an ally today. By the end of this talk, audiences will know how to recognize and adopt the thoughts, ideas, and actions that will make anyone an effective ally.
You’re an ally, now what? In this talk, Toni builds on DTRT part 1, using audience answers to connect theoretical allyship to real life scenarios. Toni’s knack for community building is on full display, as this talk ends with a crowdsourced statement, created by the audience that serves as the guiding statement for any person and organization who is ready to begin their allyship journey with a commitment to action.
How does technological innovation impact our ability to fight for social justice? In this talk, Toni forecasts emerging issues at the intersection of social justice, innovation, and technology and provides strategies to address them. From algorithms that discriminate to racial bias in face recognition software, she draws from her current role as the managing director of the Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity, a legal innovation research center that amplifies important ethical and human rights issues in intellectual property and technology law. Toni’s background as an activist, educator, and entrepreneur makes this talk especially interesting and accessible to broad audiences who want to get beyond the “legalese” and cut straight to the heart of important social issues.
What does it take to accomplish big goals? In this high-energy talk, Toni takes audiences through her incredible story of determination and resilience from homelessness to Harvard, crowdfunding $50,000 overnight, and becoming the world’s most successful viral education campaign in history. During this talk, Toni walks audiences through her success method with case studies from her work and life. By the end of this talk, audiences will have a new method that makes winning possible for anyone who wants to accomplish an important goal.