Answering the CALL: Law Librarians & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Presented by: Tanesha Williams
Tanesha Williams is an Attorney and Digital Campaign Manager at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Institute. She is also the founder of Redtree Strategies, a consulting and strategy firm that implements organizational change management and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans for organizations, corporations, and educational entities.
After graduating in 2018 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Fellow, Tanesha worked as the Director of Organizing and Community Building for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a criminal justice reform advocacy organization based in D.C. There, she led a team of organizers to help community members turn the resources they had into the power they needed to create change at the local level.
While attending law school, Tanesha clerked for the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, where she conducted research on race and equity in education. As a student attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Tanesha provided direct representation to clients appearing before the United States Parole Commission. Tanesha also was a Holley Law Fellow with the National LGBTQ Task Force, where she researched and drafted criminal justice and economic policy.
As a law student in Georgetown’s Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Tanesha represented clients before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and taught legal research and writing classes for incarcerated persons. She was awarded the clinic’s first Patsy Jarrett/Craig Muhammad Prisoner Advocacy Award. Tanesha also served as the Managing Editor of Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives.
Tanesha is a 2010 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior law school, she worked for several years with Teach For America, where she was a Corps Member and Manager and also served as a Dean of Students, and a School Director.
When: Wednesday, September 29th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.
Cost: This program is free to members.
Please register here