Karen Fleshman, Esq


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“And that’s why black women are like ‘Peace. Out. I’m Done!’ The fastest growing entrepreneurial group in America they’re like ’Y’all are crazy, like who want’s to deal with this?!?” Karen Fleshman Esq. is an attorney, activist, and a nationally recognized expert on racism, feminism, workplace fair practices, police brutality, and politics. Working in nonprofits and local government, Karen came to understand that racism is the underlying problem in our society. In 2014, Karen founded Racy Conversations, a training company, to inspire the first antiracist generation. She gives talks and facilitates workshops at companies throughout the United States on unconscious bias, micro aggressions, sexual harassment, and raising antiracist children. Her clients include the Sierra Club, the Wikimedia Foundation, Yahoo, Sony, Xero, Salesforce, Upwork, and KARGO. She blogs for Huffington Post, Moguldom, and Blavity, and is a Medium Top Voice on Racism, Feminism, and Politics. Karen dedicates much of her time to police accountability activism and serves on the workgroup overseeing implementation of the United States Department of Justice recommendations on ending bias at the San Francisco Police Department. She was arrested four times at the US Senate protesting the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Karen is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, the University of Texas at Austin, and New York Law School, and is admitted to practice law in New York. Show Resources: Racy Conversations WHITE WOMEN GOT THIS BLACK REPORTER FIRED FOR SHARING ARTICLE ABOUT WHITE FRAGILITY How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour A plea to white women to stop calling the cops on people of color Second arrest protesting Kavanaugh All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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