A HUMAN RESOURCE CENTER AND INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE ADVOCACY RESEARCH
Instilling within everyone courage to run toward freedom
To dismantle systemic oppression and usher in a new era of empathy by producing participatory-action research, human resource initiatives and reallocating wealth to Black and Brown DEI* consultants and researchers across American industries.
*diversity, equity and inclusion
Meet Nicole Johnson (she/her)
In addition to being Founder and Lead Curator of the Harriet Tubman Effect, Nicole Johnson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director across five industries. In this Tedx Talk, Nicole discusses using the five senses to tell the stories that shift American systems. Nicole's research explores organizational theory and the neuroscience of diversity, equity and inclusion. She is currently leading several capacity building initiatives across the institute to support the 54+ researchers at Harriet Tubman Effect and is actively accepting new consulting clients in theater, K-12, Higher Ed and corporate America.
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RESIST WHITE SUPREMACY
Always Challenge Tradition
RESEARCH AS LEARNING
An Era of Empathy
REALLOCATION OF WEALTH
The Four Pillars of Wealth
Nearly 160 years ago, on June 1, 1863 Tubman coordinated the Combahee River Raid. Her covert interactions had given rise to vital information: torpedoes had been placed at specific locations along the riverbanks. The knowledge enabled three Union gunboats to safely navigate the waters, and in the process, transport soldiers who successfully destroyed several estates owned by prominent secessionists. As those soldiers were offloaded from the boats, enslaved people boarded. That night, more than 700 enslaved people were rescued and freed.
Our work is rooted in this spirit of historical justice advocacy; Tubman and countless others have instilled within us the courage to not only run toward our due freedom, but to also liberate our brothers and sisters along the way. We take our own first steps now - as researchers, practitioners, and leaders who collectively commit to resisting white supremacy, developing relevant work for our communities, and galvanizing empathy across cultures.
We are thrilled that you have decided to join us on this journey.
Thank you for joining us, honoring Harriet Tubman, her legacy and it's continued impact on our efforts to dismantle systemic oppression.
WHAT WE DO
Current Industries & Institutions
The institute’s collective work is a mechanism for behavioral change in American workplaces. Our Evergreen and Efficacy Fellows are at the center of this effort: their research and revision generates a Harriet Tubman Effect (HTE), or a transformation defined by dismantling systemically oppressive structures - and supplanting them with tangible pathways for empathy, empowerment, and justice.
The HTEI is thus housed within organizations that seek to undergo such a transformation. The business partnership is unique: each organization serves as fiscal support for HTEI personnel and programming, which is curated to dismantle the systemic oppression that that organization exhibits.
The HTEI is embedded in the following industries and institutions:
Houses of Worship
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