In part one of my interview with Dr. Kimya, she discusses her training background, why she no longer does equity training for police departments, and what 'defund the police REALLY means,' among a few other talking points.
About Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis:
Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher. As founder of 365 Diversity, Dr. Dennis provides results-based services for decision makers in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Emphasis is placed on supporting and protecting people’s underserved and minoritized identities and experiences in personal lives and professional lives. A range of demographics and cultures captured consist of religion, spirituality, race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, language and communication, mental health, physical health, self-harm and suicide, disability, reproductive decisions, and sexuality.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Dennis lived in North Carolina for 17 years—8 years in Raleigh to attain doctorate and 9 years in Winston-Salem as college faculty and university staff. Dr. Dennis lives in Baltimore, Maryland and connects with local, national, and international schools, businesses, and organizations.
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