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
“America, do not despair at the rising tide of elitism, incivility, racial, national and religious intolerance, and good old-fashioned racism and white supremacist thinking that has taken hold of our country at this political moment. We’ve endured worse and still we rose. America, do not despair, because for my 2017 New Year’s Resolution, IJanuary 7, 2021
Further Reflections On Colorism And My Article, “Beyoncé : Stop Sanitizing The Rape Of Black Women In Slavery!”
Updated from Original post in Medium: Jun 2, 2020 4 min read; featured image of Beyoncé courtesy of freepngimg.com “But perhaps most potent is one of Beyoncé’s shortest reflections: ‘I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave.’ “ Why BeyoncéNovember 1, 2020
As people head to the polls to vote, it is important that we do not lose hope. This column was written after Donald Trump’s election four years ago. It seems timely to repost it as people contemplate who to vote for. January 1 is the day for resolutions with which to begin this newOctober 27, 2020
McClaurin Delivers Keynote on the Black Feminist Archive for Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference
On March 12, 2021, Dr. Irma McClaurin delivered the keynote address via Zoom to the Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference. The two-day program, held via Zoom because of COVID-19 restrictions, had the theme of “Anti-Racism: Centering the Voices of Black Women.” Ball State African American Studies Program, Teachers College, and the Office ofJuly 13, 2021
Dr. Irma McClaurin on Art & Justice Radio with DeGuzman Discussing the Executive Order that Bans anti-racism training
Rachel DeGuzman, Host of 21st Century Art & Justice Radio Show, WAYO 104 FM, interviews Dr. Irma McClaurin about President Trump’s September 2020 Executive Order 13950 that bans Anti-racism training for federal employees and contractors. Read the related article here.October 21, 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
servicesChange Hearts. Change Minds. Change Behavior. Achieve Transformation.
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.