Umoja is a Swahili word meaning Unity
Umoja Equity was founded by long time storyteller, equity coach, and student programmer Anthony Galloway. Our goal is to build, train, and advise the implementation of quality programs and experiences focused on equity and diversity. As your equity and diversity partner, Umoja Consulting will help your company or organization deepen your knowledge and discourse around equity and help build a culture around what we call the "lean-in". Let us help you create high quality and culturally relevant experiences and programs for your organization to deepen critical thinking and practice for equitable outcomes.
About the Founder
Anthony Galloway holds a degree in ethnic studies and has 15+ years of professional experience in equity and cultural programming. While studying in South Africa during the 10th anniversary of the end of apartheid, Anthony developed a passion for critical discourse pedagogy leading him to become the co-founder of“Dare 2 Be Real” an anti-racist student leadership framework with a growing network of over 27 sites and 1200 students engaging. He, along with Dr. Patrick Duffy, co-authored a chapter in the book, “More Courageous Conversations About Race” (Singleton, 2012) and are currently working on their own book on the framework. He is a contributor to local programs including The Kamau Kambui Circle for Cultural Learning's Underground Railroad program, and MPR's "Counterstories" podcast. He has served as a student programming director, race equity coach, and discourse facilitation trainer for the West Metro Education Program for 10 years. In that time, he has lead professional development and training around equity and diversity for over 5,000 educators in the twin cities and beyond. He holds certifications in diasporic storytelling from the Arts-Us organization and is a certified Beyond Diversity Affiliate through Pacific Educational Group. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Arts Us, and African diasporic arts organization