Social Justice Activist What he does He's on a mission to heal the culture Mental Health Advocate What he does He's on a mission to heal the culture. Anti-racism Educator WHAT HE DOES He's on a mission to heal the culture Thought Leader What he does He's on a mission to heal the culture

``Equity and inclusion are only possible when we work toward both individual and collective healing-- uprooting the systems of oppression and de-rooting internalized oppression. The process requires more than just diversifying our organizations with people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ folks. It is reckoning with the ways that white supremacy and patriarchy have disempowered and harmed those of us who represent a marginalized identity. It is both an inner and outer process. Let's get to work!.``

Richard D. Smith, MA

Here are three reasons I am optimistic about achieving racial equity and social justice:

We’re ready & it’s time

People are becoming more aware of the ways that our lives are interconnected.

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Empathy is underutilized

People are willing to become allies in the effort to end systems of oppression.

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Restoring our legacy will change the world

Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) voices are being elevated globally.

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of people in jail are not convicted of a crime


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people in the nations prisons

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” – Maya Angelou

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It’s time to have uncomfortable conversations about racism, sexism, and healing from our past.

With over two decades of experience in leading and developing community-based organizations, I have learned that the solutions to the most challenging problems in our society require the inclusion of diverse perspectives from people with different lived-experiences and cultural backgrounds. The organizations that are effective in promoting racial equity and social justice practice these values within their workplace culture. Let’s talk about how I can help your organization live out its values.


I love what I do, it's my passion

Let’s talk about how I can help your organization live out its values

Speaking Engagements

Delivering captivating talks that inspiring new ideas and innovative ways of doing social justice work.

Strategic Planning

Supporting executives with developing plans guided by principles of equity and inclusion.

Capacity Building

Amplifying the leadership of your team and developing practices for organizational-care.