Welcome to RACE TALK:

Examining Race,
Improving Relations &
Getting to Collective Impact


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Race Talk

Examining Race, Improving Relations & Getting to Collective Impact

As we assess the fabric of our society, we can see it unraveling with continuing conflicts, rising concerns, unsustainable practices, and inequity in a multitude of arenas—all of which clearly evidence the need for radical change. Although we are aware of the need for social change, the questions of what to do, how to do it, and who should undertake this work remain. iLevelUp Consulting is dedicated to social justice and equality and committed to developing viable solutions for these crucial issues.

Our programs are designed to assist policy makers, thought leaders, advocates, activists, educators and learners to address critical issues of racial injustice and inequality, create change management plans and develop tangible tools and resources for implementation throughout our respective communities.


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“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Goal & Vision

Goal & Vision

Race Talk: Examining Race, Improving Relations & Getting to Collective Impact.


Enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding among diverse groups to improve race relations and promote racial justice and equality.



Engage difficult, deep and dynamic conversations to facilitate the full participation of non-melanated groups in a more just and equitable society.



• Examine and understand the concept of race and how it shapes our society

• Understand that activism is not some program to address a set of issues, but a life force

• Make a lasting impact through personal and professional development that ignites social change

• Address local and national racial justice and equality issues

• Examine and understand the nature of white privilege and differential access to power and access based on perceived racial identity

• Provide concrete tools, resources, solutions and support that empower advocates to address issues of injustice and inequality in their communities

• Deepen understanding of the dynamics of oppression at the individual, group, cultural and systems level through the lens of race and racism

• Increase awareness and understanding of the breadth and depth of institutionalized racism

• Explore dominant and subordinated group dynamics within the system of racism • Identify personal triggers and self-care strategies

• Create collaborative opportunities and strengthen alliances within the racial/social justice community


Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Career Reinvention Strategist, Diversity Consultant, and Women’s Empowerment Expert. She’s the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring entrepreneurs and executives experience accelerated success while building a holistic life they love. She’s also the President of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in diversity consulting, communications strategy and the development and implementation of impactful research.
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    Ryan J. McCrary

    Ryan J. McCrary is a serial entrepreneur and former licensed securities agent. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Temple University in 2011. After graduating from college, Ryan worked at Prudential Financial working directly with annuities and then transitioning to a role as an investment professional with The Vanguard Group.

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