Speaker Profile

Leslie Mac

Leslie Mac
Resist Univ

Leslie Mac is a Brooklyn born & raised activist who founded the Ferguson Response tumblr to connect nationwide efforts supporting Black organizers working to create lasting social change. Projects include the Movement for Black Lives Convening & Women’s Freedom Conference She attended Northwestern University and is the founding Board Chair of the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective and was recently nominated to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. In 2016 Leslie co-founded Safety Pin Box, which was featured in NY Magazine The Daily Show, Vice News & more. She was named to Essence Magazine’s list of 100 Woke Women and BlogHer’s 2017 Voice of the Year of Impact. A seasoned Digital Strategist, Leslie helps her clients create diverse campaigns that focus on inclusivity and justice-minded content. She speaks nationally & conducts anti-racism training to supports institutions in the work of dismantling white supremacy. She recently launched Resist University, a real world & online anti-racism learning platform that includes the groundbreaking #AlliesInAction Intensive Bootcamp.

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