Michael Lowe

Michael Lowe is the chief equity officer for Shelby County Schools in Tennessee. He has also served as a regional superintendent and middle school principal in Memphis, Tennessee. His work focuses on culturally responsive teaching and equity in student work. Michael holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Memphis, and an education specialist and doctorate degree in leadership and instruction from Union University in Jackson, TN. Michael’s daily mantra (mon-tra) is to think systemically, but always act locally on behalf of our most underserved students in education.

  • Chief equity officer for Shelby County Schools in Tennessee
  • Served as a regional superintendent and middle school principal in Memphis
  • Focuses on culturally responsive teaching and equity in student work
  • Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Memphis
  • Education specialist and doctorate degree in leadership and instruction from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee
Michael Lowe

Courses available by Michael Lowe

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  1. Intersectionality: The Collision Of Race And Power in the Nonprofit Sector
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    Intersectionality: The Collision Of Race And Power in the Nonprofit Sector

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will explain the critical concept of intersectionality. You will discover the enormous burden piled on many members of your community and learn how to help overcome it.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is intersectionality?
    • What specific identities overlap to make people vulnerable?
    • How does social context influence your perceptions of race, class, and gender?
    • How does sexuality affect treatment?
    • What impact does intersectionality have on systemic injustice and inequality?
    • How can you fight oppression today?
  2. The Myth Of Black Inferiority: How To Fight Unconscious Bias
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    The Myth Of Black Inferiority: How To Fight Unconscious Bias

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will examine answers that are intricately linked beneath the surface of America’s history and consciousness. You will learn how to eliminate the myth of Black inferiority from your workplace.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do contemporary manifestations connect to historical roots?
    • How does the media’s presentation of Black people affect attitudes?
    • What steps can you take to reduce unconscious bias at your organization?
    • How do identity and bias interact in society?
    • How can you eliminate deficit mindsets and attitudes?
  3. How To Fight The Racial Leadership Gap In Nonprofits
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    How To Fight The Racial Leadership Gap In Nonprofits

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will reveal how you can overcome the racial leadership gap in your organization. You will learn how to hire and promote leaders equitably.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the causes of disparity in the nonprofit leadership sector?
    • Why do assumptions that people of color need more training persist?
    • How can you correct biases in your organization?
    • What are the solutions to the racial leadership gap and “glass cliff”?
  4. Top Tips I’ve Learned From Fighting Bias
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    Top Tips I’ve Learned From Fighting Bias

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will offer insight into the dilemma of unconscious bias and tips he has learned from fighting bias. You will develop a heightened understanding and practical steps to eliminate this problem.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the most common forms of unconscious bias?
    • What are the daily repercussions of unconscious bias?
    • How can you continuously fight and overcome racial bias?
    • What role can organizations play in fostering equality?
  5. Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Training For Employees
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    Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Training For Employees

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will lead this powerful training webinar that you can use across your organization. Every member of your team will learn how to contribute to a diverse and supportive organization that fosters inclusion and multiplies success.

    What You'll Learn

    • Does treating people as racial group members help or harm them?
    • How can everyone throughout the organization counteract racial inequality?
    • What does everyday antiracism require?
    • How can a racial lens distort people’s experiences?
    • How do Black, Indigenous, and People of Color add extraordinary value to the workplace?
    • What steps should each team member take to promote inclusion?
  6. How To Counteract Racism: Steps Nonprofits Can Take In 2022
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    How To Counteract Racism: Steps Nonprofits Can Take In 2022

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will help you understand your organization’s role in the pursuit of anti-racism. You will learn specific actions you can take now and throughout the year.

    What You'll Learn

    • When does treating people as racial group members help them?
    • What does it harm them?
    • Which acts counteract racial inequality?
    • How can your organization actively pursue anti-racism?
    • How does a racial lens distort experiences and thoughts?
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