Lynn Turner (she/her) is a native Washingtonian, wife, and mother of two children and the proud descendant of enslaved people. She is a Lead Kindergarten Teacher and an active AntiRacism committee member in the school community where she teaches in Bethesda, MD. Lynn is passionate about teaching young children and supporting families, work that she has done for over ten years. Her BA in Fine Arts is from Sweet Briar College, her MAT in Early Childhood Education is from Trinity University and she has an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from the Sunbridge Institute.
In response to the racial reckoning in June 2020, Lynn co-founded the AntiRacist Table., with her sister, Kirsten Ivey-Colson. 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. Lynn is an activist and supporter of educators in their quest to be the changemakers we need to create a just world for our collective future and many educators enrolled, taking important steps forward in this critical work. She is also 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.