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Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. is a highly respected activist, racial justice attorney and trailblazing thought leader with a long-standing commitment to the pursuit of equity and social justice. She is a dynamic orator and thanks to her breadth of knowledge and unique communication style -- she is a natural choice for keynote speeches, presentations, to emcee events, and to serve on or moderate panels.
Ms. Daniel Favors currently serves as General Counsel at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College in New York City where she leads a team dedicated to centering the voices from traditionally marginalized and disenfranchised communities in local and national policy. Ms. Daniel Favors hosts an eponymously named live, national, daily talk show on Sirius XM'sUrban View Network.
Before completing law school, Ms. Daniel Favors co-founded Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to educate and empower communities of African descent. She later co-founded Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services LLC, which specializes in creating comprehensive professional development for educators, youth education programs and family engagement workshops designed to address the crisis in urban education through the use of culturally responsive teaching.
Ms. Daniel Favors began her legal career as an attorney in the New York offices of Proskauer Rose LLP and Manatt Phelps and Phillips, LLP. She also served as a federal court law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She later founded Daniel Favors Law PLLC, a law firm that focused on economic and racial justice. Ms. Daniel Favors earned her J.D. from New York University, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BA in African and African American Studies, with a Minor in Spanish Language.
Ms. Daniel Favors is a contributing author to The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement. She also penned Afro State of Mind: Memories of a Nappy Headed Black Girl, a coming-of-age story about a Black girl fighting to find her place in a world where her hair texture and skin color did not fit the accepted beauty standard. Through an examination of the history of African textured hair and racism, Ms. Daniel Favors identifies Black hair, identity, skin color and self-esteem as areas that are ripe with potential for personal and political power.
Ms. Daniel Favors adheres to the West African principle of sankofa and believes one must use the past in order to understand the present and build for a brighter future. You can follow her on Twitter; Instagram; or Facebook.