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Fighting for Your Humanity

A Conversation with Leslie Redmond

As the Founder of Don’t Complain, Activate and President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Leslie Redmond is deeply involved in civil rights advocacy in Minneapolis. Leslie connected with Chanda to talk about the nuances of what it means to defund or disband the police, what white allies need to know to get involved, and why we all need to take advantage of this moment to transform our systems.

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About Our Guest

Leslie Redmond

Leslie E. Redmond is a public speaker, civil rights advocate, and strategic problem solver. Leslie is originally from Washington D.C. At the then age of 25, she became the youngest President of Minneapolis NAACP. Leslie stood on the front lines after the unjust killings of Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, and Justine Damond. She is also the founder of the Don’t Complain, Activate campaign.

Leslie received her BA in Political Science with a minor in African Studies from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She recently received her JD/MBA from the University of St Thomas and passed the MN Bar Examination. Leslie previously served as a Policy Research Associate at the Minnesota Attorney General Office. She currently works with the Check Yo’ Self program at the High School for Recording Arts, facilitating sessions targeted at African American youth.