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Innovative advocate for antiracism
Dr. Joe-Joe discussing anti-racism at engagement.



"There cannot be too many voices lifted against racism. It is my responsibility to teach what I have learned to those who can relate to my story, and it is your responsibility to do the same, in your own way."

Dr. Joe-Joe’s experience with the complexities of racism and intersecting oppressions in education and organizations can help your leaders and teams take the next steps toward real change. He is renowned for his ability to challenge and inspire across constituencies, and develop sustainable change toward inclusive diversity, equity, and social justice by connecting initiatives to institutional mission, strategic priorities, and sustainable action.

Cambridge educated advisor to leaders
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For Those Serious About Promoting Equity

Are you ready to book Dr. Joe-Joe for your next conference or engagement?

Speaking Topics

Dr. McManus presents the following, as well as custom topics, in keynote, facilitated session, or panel formats.

Inclusive Excellence for All

Dr. McManus addresses the deep systemic change necessary to build organizations (schools, universities, not-for-profits, governments, small businesses and corporations) which are actively inclusive, equitable in both policy and practice, and which embrace both individuality and the full range of group diversity. This session is designed to engage leaders and change makers across sectors.

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Making Organizational Anti-racism Real

Dr. McManus addresses how to develop anti-racist organizational policies, practices, and cultures. This session is designed for organizational leaders (formal and informal) who want to dismantle existing structures which have racist impact and/or develop new structures with anti-racism at their core.

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Beyond the BS: Anti-racism in Education

Dr. McManus addresses the structural, curricular, and practical necessities for rooting out racism and other forms of oppression in curriculum, pedagogy, and institutional culture in P-12 and/or higher education. This session is designed for educators and/or students, and addresses current challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school and university curriculum.

Your Own Unique Anti-racism

Dr. McManus addresses how to contribute most effectively to ending racism in ways that fit your personality, experience, skills, profession, and sphere of influence. This discussion is meant for audiences that value individualism and want to make a difference in the fight against racism.

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It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. McManus. Joe-Joe is inspiring to the people who work with him, and is very skilled at communicating with people from all dimensions of diversity.

Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist

Joe-Joe McManus is an awesome resource/presenter. His work is courageous, challenging, inclusive and practical. Joe-Joe is preparing folks for a multicultural 21st century America!

Eddie Moore, Jr., Ph.D., Founder and Director, The Privilege Institute and the White Privilege Conference (WPC)

Select Speaking Engagements:

Dr. Joe-Joe McManus is a highly requested speaker and has addressed audiences on national and international stages. His candid story telling and direct approach provide timely insights and a critical framework for action, particularly during this time of increases in public hate and attacks on efforts to end racism and intersecting oppressions.


  University of Cambridge (UK)

  Kazan State University (Russia)

  Moscow State University (Russia)

  Pyatigorsk State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages  (Russia)

  Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine)

  United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum (Qatar) – Panelist

  Society for International Development


  The Conference Board, Diversity Business Council

  Florida A&M University, College of Education

  National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

  National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Leadership Summit

  Syracuse University

  University of California, Berkeley

  Boston College

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