What you will learn:
Community leaders Myron Long, Monica Livingston, and Margaret Oneal share stories and perspectives from their work driving change for equity, access, and opportunity for communities that are most marginalized. Their work looks at the needs of communities both at the systemic level and the direct, lived impacts on the lives of the people in their community. Myron, Monica and Margaret will address topics of volunteerism, power, privilege, education, policy, and community activism. As a result of this conversation, you will not only have a deeper understanding of what it means (and what it takes) to drive change, but you will also be inspired to integrate Equity in Action into all aspects of your lives and overall purpose.
About the instructor:
Monica D. Livingston is an educator, business owner, speaker, and accomplished athlete. She was a record-breaking basketball star in high school and college, and is an experienced athletic director and winning coach. Ms. Livingston was an all-star running back, offensive MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee due to her stellar contributions on and off the field for the DC Divas, a professional women’s tackle football team. She continues to support women in sports as the Chief Revenue Officer for the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC).
Aside from enthusiastically joining the Electives team as a corporate educator, Ms. Livingston currently lends her expertise and talents to Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), The Center for Teacher Effectiveness, and The Maryland Business Roundtable on Education. She travels the country (both in person and virtually) as a highly sought-after motivational speaker. Additionally, Monica serves as host of her own internationally broadcast podcast and is a highly sought-after guest. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people while presenting for national organizations such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, FedEx, YMCA, and National Institutes of Health and international groups from Russia, Ghana, and Zambia.
Myron Long is the Executive Director and Founder of The Social Justice School located in Washington, D.C.
Myron Long is a native Washingtonian, a graduate of DC Public Schools, and a veteran D.C. teacher and principal, most recently (prior to founding The Social Justice School) at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. He graduated from Morgan State University in Maryland with dual degrees in philosophy and political science and received his master’s degree in philosophy with a concentration in social policy from American University. At every stage of his career, Long has brought a commitment to social justice into his educational practice. He is a NewSchools Venture Fund grantee, Camelback Ventures Fellow, an inaugural Expeditionary Learning School Design Fellow, and a 4.0 Schools Fellow.
Margaret Ann O’Neal currently serves as the President and CPO of United Way of Central WV. As a native West Virginian, she was born to a first generation American mother and a dad who believed work ethic was the most important thing you could bring to a job.
After ten years in healthcare, Margaret began working at WJLS Radio in Beckley. There she was introduced to Hospice of Southern WV, and began her work in the non-profit community. During her time with Hospice she helped raise nearly three million dollars to build the Bowers Hospice House. The transition from Hospice to United Way of Southern WV came in 2008, allowing her the opportunity to build an established United Way into an even stronger and more impactful organization. In August 2017, she accepted the position President of United Way of Central West Virginia and moved her family to Charleston. O’Neal resides in Kanawha City with her husband Greg and kittens Ellie and Pearl.
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