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Black feminist speaker, CEO of Irma McClaurin Solutions, Activist anthropologist, Award-winning author, Black feminist archive founder, Diversity champion, Community Engagement specialist…

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The McClaurin Library

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Irma In The Media
In The Media

A collection of articles, press releases and more from Irma McClaurin.

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  • “White Anger” and Black Friends–What’s the Price?

    Irma McClaurin.  Originally published in Medium. Jun 5 · 2 min read Dear White people.  We get it.  You’re mad.  However, your new level of indignation is no equal to our anger. Black people have been this mad for 400 years. You have been this mad for a month. Your White Guilt Is Taking a Toll on

    June 21, 2020
  • America, Black People are Calling: Can You Hear Us Now?

    Irma McClaurin,Originally published in Medium, Jun 1, 2020 · 6 min read Around the country, beginning on May 30, 2020, and in the days to follow, people marched, most peacefully protesting, and rising up in solidarity across the lines of race, class, gender, age, and religion that usually divide us about the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd. Some are people

    June 21, 2020
  • “Minneapolis is Burning”

    Published in Medium, May 30, 2020 Irma McClaurin, PhD When white people in Michigan defied state & city regulations to protest COVID-19 shutdowns, without face masks and carrying automatic weapons, the police stood quietly and idly by. No arrests, no confrontations — yet these people were armed. When unarmed Black people protest their outrage over

    May 31, 2020
  • McClaurin on “Retaking the Indomitable Spirit” on Janus Adams Show

    Originally aired: May 20, 2017 Listen to the Promo   (Introduction by Janus Adams) President of Shaw University Chief Diversity Officer at TEACH FOR AMERICA Senior Faculty, Federal Executive Institute Program Officer, The Ford Foundation For three decades, Dr. IRMA McCLAURIN, PhD, has helped transform the lives of adults and children through her work as a scholar and

    August 13, 2020
  • Dr. Irma McClaurin, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant for RMSC’s Exhibit “The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World”

    On April 23, 2020, the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC)  launched a virtual announcement of  their upcoming exhibit. “The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World.” This project has been in the making since 2019 and is unique because of its involvement of community members on various committees to develop content, provide feedback on

    May 28, 2020
  • Irma McClaurin Wins Wenner Gren Grant for Black Feminist Archive

    Irma McClaurin Wins Wenner Gren Grant for Development of Black Feminist Archive in Special Collections and University Archives, April 2020 April 1, 2020 Irma McClaurin, who earned her Ph.D. and MFA from UMass Amherst, was recently awarded a $15,000 Historical Archives Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. The funds are for the continuing development of the Irma McClaurin

    April 11, 2020

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Who is Dr. Irma McClaurin is…

Dr. Irma McClaurin is a past president of Shaw University, an award-winning author, and an activist anthropologist who has committed her life and career to helping others transform the world. She holds the PhD and MA in Anthropology and the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in English, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As the Principal of Irma McClaurin Solutions (IMS), a consulting business, she specializes in helping others find immediate and sustainable solutions to emerging and urgent issues. McClaurin offers support as an asylum expert witness, leadership consultant and guru, speaker/facilitator, writer/editor, executive coach, researcher/evaluator, and diversity strategist.


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