JUUstice Washington was honored to invite Kyana Wheeler to share her expertise and insights at our inaugural Justice Summit on October 20, 2018. Kyana Wheeler and her co-presenter Cynthia Good conducted a plenary session designed to help participants begin to identify and respond to systems of privilege and oppression in their justice efforts and in the broader world.
Rooted in the belief that relationships and community are central to our liberation, Kyana Wheeler is a Black woman with extensive experience in anti-racism change efforts. An accomplished race relations trainer skilled in systems analysis, group facilitation, anti-racist leadership development, and policy impact analysis, Kyana is practiced in implementing systemic change within large, complex organizations. With an MEd in Organizational Change Management and an MPA in Leadership and Policy Development, Kyana is the Deputy Manager of City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and has been instrumental in moving RSJI forward over the last 15 years.
A board member of Non-Profit Anti-Racist Coalition (NPARC), Kyana also supports non-profit organizations in King County to embed institutional practices that create sustainable change and develop infrastructure that supports organizational shift through the lens of race.
Kyana wears many hats in her personal life—wife, mother, and spoken word artist, using her art as a platform to connect with community and generate discussions that imagine a world more humane, just, and free.