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Dr. Amanda Kemp is a racial justice and mindfulness mentor. She is the author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community. She has been called a master teacher, having helped over 25,000 people build their capacity to practice self-compassion and self-critique. Her H.E.A.R.T. Method for Racial Justice and Mindful Living has been adopted by teachers from grade 6 through college levels. Dr. Kemp is a Visiting Scholar in Africana Studies at Franklin & Marshall College and a graduate of Stanford and Northwestern Universities. Her TEDxtalk, “How to Have a Voice and Lean in to Conversations about Race,” was recently released and has already garnered over 1300 views. She regularly mentors educators and leaders via her Compassionate Change Makers Program and online classes. She has been recognized for her work for racial justice by the YWCA of Lancaster, the NAACP, and numerous grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Penn Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Erika Fitz is a Senior Trainer and a Private Mentor in the Racial Justice from the HEART system and has been working with Dr. Kemp since 2016. She provides support to students in the private mentoring program and maintains the Kajabi pages. Erika is also a core teacher for the Quaker institute The School of the Spirit. She has taught biblical studies and languages at Candler Theological Seminary, Elizabethtown College, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. She holds a PhD from Emory University and an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary (New York).   


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