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Bystander Intervention in the Legal Environment


Speaker(s): Ama Karikari-Yawson, Kira Nurieli
Recorded on: Apr. 19, 2021
PLI Program #: 323329

Ama Karikari Yawson, Esq. is the founder of Milestales Publishing and Education Consulting and the author of The Talk: A Black Family’s Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality, Sunne’s Gift, and other best-selling books.

Her unique understanding of social issues, business, and law has enabled her to become a relevant voice on issues as varied as race relations, women's issues, dating, parenting, self-love, hair-bullying, and entrepreneurship. Her articles have been published in MSNBC's The Grio, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Madame Noire, and other publications. Ms. Yawson has also appeared on The Today Show, Al Jazeera's The Stream, The Nate Berkus Show, and Fox Business.  Additionally, she is a celebrated radio personality who can be heard on WBAI in New York on 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio as she broadcasts her weekly show, How to Make it in the City.

Through her company, Milestales, Ms. Yawson along with her team of thought leaders and artists facilitate life-changing diversity and inclusion training sessions that incorporate legal analysis, storytelling, drama, dance, history, cutting-edge psychological research, mindfulness, and restorative justice circles. The sessions engage participants and organizations and truly propel them toward their goal of fostering a more equitable, cohesive, and productive work environment.  Additionally, these programs may be customized to include diversity issues such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political affiliation, and ability.

Ms. Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.