Yohuru Williams

Yohuru Williams

Distinguished university chair, professor of history, and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas

Description

In June 2020, St. Thomas announced the formation of its Racial Justice Initiative, a program that works with individuals and organizations to reimagine a future for the Twin Cities free from racial disparities. As founding director, Yohuru Williams works with businesses and other organizations in the metro area that want to deepen their understanding of the experience of Americans of color. As a historian, he believes they can best do this by learning the historical roots of racial injustice. He believes that this approach can help executives and managers make meaningful changes in both their organizations and the wider community.