Anna Lemler, Detroit & Ann Arbor, MI

Institute Director, American Conference on Diversity

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Anna is currently finishing her masters degree in social work at University of Michigan. She is a nonprofit manager with experience managing staff and developing programs while leveraging an asset-based approach to serving low-income youth. She has led a variety of programming for young people ages 7-23, ranging from topics of wilderness, to the juvenile justice system, to social justice and diversity. Anna excels at designing and implementing programs, building relationships, and applying an anti-oppressive lens to all aspects of the work.

She currently consults teachers at a middle school in Michigan in restorative justice practices and is an organizer for racial justice. In addition to work, Anna enjoys swimming in lakes, singing loudly, gardening, and hosting potlucks.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Advocacy

  • Storytelling/Public Speaking

  • Volunteer management

  • Leadership development / organizational strategy

  • Sustainability / resilience

  • Financial management

  • racial equity assessment

  • program design and evaluation

  • social policy analysis


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