Nekima Levy-Pounds was recently elected as the president of Minneapolis’ NAACP. A fierce advocate for justice, and a supportive critic of school reform, she embodies a hopeful “third way” approach to education activism. We talk to her about how focus on schools fit into a broader justice agenda, and how her leadership will differ from other emerging leaders.”
About newly elected NAACP President, Nekima Levy-Pounds . . .
Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq. is an award-winning professor of law, civil rights attorney, and a nationally recognized expert on a range of civil rights and social justice issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She has a heart for the people and works towards achieving justice on behalf of those whose voices are often unheard within society. A great deal of her legal work, scholarly writing, and advocacy focuses on identifying and implementing solutions for improving the quality of life for African Americans in general, and young African American men, in particular. To that end, she is co-founder and board chair of Brotherhood, Inc., a nonprofit organization geared towards young African American men ages 16-24, who have been involved in the criminal justice system or gangs or who are at risk of such involvement. Click here for more information.