Joquina Reed





Inclusion Specialist

Community Advocate

Social Media Creator



Joquina Reed is a J.E.D.I (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) practitioner and owner of JReed Consulting LLC. She holds an M.A in Communication Studies and formerly held a dual faculty administrator role at Louisiana State University as the Director of Forensics. It has been her deepest honor to be an aunt, educator, published researcher, conference presenter, and keynote speaker She is also the creator behind the Divesting from Whiteness and Please Say Black podcasts and curator of The AntiBlackness Reader project. Every day she wakes up committed to moving us all closer to the goal line of shared humanity. As a lifelong learner and educator, she affirms the words of her great ancestor, Anna Julia Cooper, “The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class - it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.” As a DEI practitioner with a justice-oriented approach, she is fully invested in helping individuals and organizations identify their cultural incompetence and biases, assess organization structure, design interventions, and move forward with holistic strategies that support organic change. She lives and works on the unceded territory of the Houma and Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) peoples.

  • Discovering More than Mere Black History
  • Addressing the Impacts of Anti-Blackness
  • Justice in DEI Efforts
  • Authenticity in the Workplace
  • Best Practices Don't Exist
  • Resilience in Change-Making
  • Consulting Services
  • Embodying anti-Racism as a business owner
  • Investigating Colonial workplace norms
  • Moving towards inclusive hiring

Introducing JEDI Fundamentals

This standalone workshop has been designed to give you and your team foundational knowledge to begin your JEDI journey. Key terms and concepts are introduced so that your team can have a shared language to build on. This session offers expansive coverage on the following topics:

  • Identity
  • Systems
  • Social and cultural competencies.

Embracing Inclusive Communication Practices

This workshop can be delivered as standalone training or can be serialized as a learning journey for your organization. It has been designed to give your team new ways to engage in communication. During this session, your team will focus on:

  • Value systems
  • Culture and cultural norms
  • Confirming communication behaviors.

Addressing Institutional Anti-Racism

Designed as a serial set of workshops, each training will be built upon your organization's current goals, challenges, and expectations. Creating sustainable organizational change requires identifying the ways in which identity, systems, and power intersect. During this learning journey, we will explore

Decolonizing Work and Resetting Workplace Norms

This training has been designed as a serial set of workshops. Each training will be built upon your organization's current goals, challenges, and expectations. It is imperative we recognize the historic values, beliefs, and norms that shape our contemporary work behaviors. Within this training, attendees will identify the historic and contemporary roles of colonialism in our daily lives. Your team will explore and reflect on the ways everyday workplace concepts and activities intersect with colonialism. Change agents will complete this learning journey equipped to equitably reimagine and create new inclusive workspace policies and practices. During this learning journey, we will explore:

  • Historic and current models of time and its impacts
  • Examine elements of communication processes
  • Identify the role of bias within current talent management practices
  • Identify the connections between employer feedback and worldview

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