Kirsten Ivey-Colson, JD, has an LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution and her undergraduate degree is in African American Studies and English. She is the great-great-granddaughter of enslaved African Americans, the mother of a Black teenager, and highly motivated to contribute to a just and compassionate world.
Kirsten is an active meditation practitioner and a student of nonviolent communication, conflict resolution, conflict coaching, neuroscience, happiness, and well-being. She has served as a union steward, conflict coach, mediator, and leader in her son’s school’s parent of Black students affinity group.
In response to the racial reckoning in June 2020, Kirsten co-founded the AntiRacist Table, with her sister, Lynn Turner. The AntiRacist Table is a multidimensional platform dedicated to bringing antiracism to daily life through education about African Americans, the Black experience, rehumanizing Black people, and motivating action. Kirsten is an activist and the co-creator of The AntiRacist Table’s free 30 Day Challenge which is curated to help educate, face and get past shame, anger, and blame, and develop empathy–all key elements of creating an AntiRacist America. The AntiRacist Table hosts Conversations Around The Table with experts as a way to dig in on complex issues around race, anti-racism, and well-being. The Nurture the Narrative arm is a space for deeper education and re-education where affirming content amplifies Black voices and Flowers for the Table is a space to celebrate and support Black joy and well-being.