Nekima Levy-Pounds is a civil rights attorney, an award-winning professor of law at the University of St. Thomas Law School, and a tireless advocate for social justice. She serves as the chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and she is a co-chair of Everybody In, a group of more than 40 stakeholders from different sectors dedicated to improving employment opportunities for people of color by 2020. Nekima is also active in the local Black Lives Matter movement, working with young people to raise awareness of systemic issues that impact African Americans. As a blogger and racial justice activist, Nekima’s work has been featured in the Star Tribune, MinnPost, Minnesota Women’s Press, Minnesota Lawyer, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and on Minnesota Public Radio.
Link to The St. Paul Foundation Ambassador Awards website.
Special session drama, Nekima Levy-Pounds, bird flu update, Minnesotas Military Family Tribute, 100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die, tpts American Graduate initiative, former lawmaker panel Original Broadcast: 06/12/2015 Length: 1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds.
Our pre-mass speaker is Nekima Levy Pounds, professor of law at the University of St. Thomas, director of the Community Justice Project and nationally recognized leader for human and civil rights. In this talk, Nekima Levy-Pounds will shed light on the social justice challenges facing communities of color in the Twin Cities and nationally, as well as the opportunities to effect change.
Article University of St. Thomas’ Helen Clarke Ebert Photograph by Mark Brown
Posted on March 16, 2015
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a 2015 recipient of the Saint Paul Foundation Facing Race Ambassador Award, which honors Minnesota’s anti-racism activists.
Levy-Pounds, who serves as a civil rights attorney, law professor and founding director of the award-winning Community Justice Project at UST School of Law, also was recognized this year as Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer and a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. She will be recognized with the Facing Race Ambassador Award on April 28 during an awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Saint Paul-Riverfront.