UNO will welcome Ashlei Spivey, a bold leader that actively works to create just communities, on Wednesday, March 18 for a presentation and luncheon. In her work as a community organizer, philanthropist and activist, she is a champion of racial equality and other intersections.
After completing degrees in communications, marketing, and urban social planning, Ashlei boomeranged back to Omaha eight years ago, bringing racial equality to the work happening in the city where she was born and raised. She has spent the last decade of her professional career working in spaces from workforce development to equity and organizational development.
Ashlei is founder of I Be Black Girl, a collective that supports Black women and girls to grow, give and connect. She works as a program officer at Peter Kiewit Foundation and proudly serves on the ACLU of Nebraska board of directors. Most importantly, Ashlei is a mom, daughter, friend, and neighbor.
This event is cosponsored by the UNO Department of Sociology & Anthropology, UNO Goldstein Center for Human Rights, UNO Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the UNO Department of Black Studies.