Professional Speakers, Workshop Presenters, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Specialists, Holistic Wellness and Mental Health Experts

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Lived Experience.

As Black and Brown Mental Health and Diversity Equity and Inclusion experts, we often receive requests to participate in engagements and provide our expertise within institutions of learning, not for profit organizations, churches and private institutions.

After over a decade of doing this work on a case by case basis, we decided to pool our collective skills and talents, refine our skill set, market our services collectively as opposed to individually, and create The Black Speakers Institute.

We pride ourselves on the fact that most of our speakers have both lived Black and Brown experiences and solid and significant higher education.

We also partner with speakers who hold expertise on race and racism and demonstrate lived experience as white allies.

We gain expertise from all of our speakers who hold a variety of professional roles including mental health providers, experts on race and racism, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion experts.

We work collaboratively, creatively and enthusiastically in our process of meeting your organizational needs.

Amira Martin Crawford, LCSW-R, Founder

Amira created The Black Speakers Institute to provide speakers, trainings, workshops and Diversity Equity and Inclusion expertise and consulting for organizations and communities interested in improving their skill set, understanding of and services to the BIPOC community. The Black Speakers Institute is a division of MA Therapy, LLC.

MA Therapy, LLC has two additional divisions:

Our Speakers have partnered with

Columbia University School of Social Work, NYC

Lehman College - CUNY, NYC

MPG Consulting, NYC

The Tommy Foundation, NYC

Therapy Wine Bar, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NYC

Westchester Jewish Community Services, White Plains, NY

The Jewish Board, NYC

United Federation of Teachers, NYC


PS 240, Godwin Academy, Brooklyn, NYC

And more...


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