About Irma McClaurin
Black feminist speaker, CEO of Irma McClaurin Solutions, Activist anthropologist, Award-winning author, Black feminist archive founder, Diversity champion, Community Engagement specialist…read more
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 onJune 21, 2020
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 peopleJune 21, 2020
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 overMay 31, 2020
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 andAugust 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 onMay 28, 2020
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 McClaurinApril 11, 2020
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Leadership Consultant & Guru
The buck stops here! I work with organizations, leaders, and staff on how to get unstuck and become brave enough to make hard decisions and overcome the challenges that occur with organizational change; developing and implementing strategies on how to make DEI (diversity, equity and inclusiveness) part of the organizational fabric; fostering a culturally-competent work environment; and successfully introducing leadership transitions and succession.
Research, Audits & Evaluations
Whatever the issue (diversity, equity policies, sexual harassment, culture change, crisis managed, disaster recovery, re-accreditation), I can provide you with a research-based action plan to navigate a successful path forward. A few examples of the work I have completed include: diversity audits, program evaluations, gender policy research, and community engagement.
Immigration Asylum Expert Witness
“The judge agreed with your testimony, and my client was released the next day.” That comment from the attorney makes all the hard work worthwhile. Asylum cases are one aspect of the immigration crisis we now face that is often overlooked. For over two decades, I have written expert declarations aimed at getting people asylum status to remain in the United States. Often these are people who if they returned home would be subjected to enormous violence or death.
Who is Dr. Irma McClaurin
Dr. Irma McClaurin is a woman of many talents: Dr. Irma McClaurin is an Activist Anthropologist, Asylum expert witness, Award-winning Author, Black Feminist, Black feminist speaker, Diversity Audits and conflicts, Diversity champion and consultant, Executive Coach, Free-lance Writer and Editor, Immigration Asylum Expert Witness, Keynote Speaker Entrepreneurship, Keynote Speaker On Leadership, Keynote Speaker Reviews, Leadership consultant and guru, Leadership resilience trainer, Leadership Development, Outplacement consultant, Professor of anthropology and literature, Researcher and Evaluator, & Social justice poet, Writing coach
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.