Courageous Conversations About Anti-Black Racism
Keynote Address by Kike Ojo-Thompson, Founder of the Kojo Institute
The 33rd School Social Work Symposium took place virtually on November 12, 2020. This one of a kind, exceptional event included School Social Workers, educators, allied professionals and senior leaders in education.
The theme was “Courageous Conversations About Anti-Black Racism” and we were thrilled to welcome Kike Ojo-Thompson, founder and principal consultant of the Kojo Institute for the keynote address.
An award-winning expert on equity, inclusion and diversity, Kike specializes in developing, facilitating and implementing innovative solutions for creating equity at an institutional level. A dynamic speaker and educator who artfully balances tact and honesty, Kike has over 20 years of experience leading engaging and effective workshops, lectures, mediations, and trainings for a broad range of organizations eager to create equitable outcomes for their staff and clients.
In addition to her equity work with Kojo Institute, Kike is a member of the Ontario Human Rights Community Advisory Committee, was formerly the senior facilitator for the province’s carding review team, and formerly project lead for One Vision One Voice, a first-of-its-kind initiative tasked with addressing anti-Black racism in the child welfare system.