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Taifa specializes in topics at the intersections of justice, race, legacy, and empowerment.
Through Legacy Educational Outreach, Nkechi Taifa is available to assist you in meeting your goals - whether as keynote or plenary speaker, workshop facilitator, moderator or panelist - Taifa in her various capacities as attorney, activist, author or educator - has the expertise and skills to empower your audience. Taifa's motivational speaking is captivating. Her customized, innovative and interactive presentations are accentuated by her high energy and creative style. Her strategic consultations and expert technical assistance have optimized outcomes in academic, corporate, legal and community settings.
Empower Your Mind; Explode Your Bank Account
Unleashing the Entrepreneur in You!
Change Your Programming from a Poverty to a Prosperity Mentality
Don't Block the Blessing and Sabotage Your Success!
The Secret to Successful Skill Development
Roadblocked Reentry: The Prison After Imprisonment
Justice or "Just Us?" - Racism in the Criminal Justice System
Time for a New Narrative: From Tough on Crime, to Smart on Safety
Civil Rights as Human Rights
The Criminalization of Women of Color
Education, Culture & Youth
The Imperativeness of Black History in the Spirit of Struggle
Identity, Purpose & Direction: Spread Forth Your Wings and Fly
Lessons from the Legacy of Struggle
On the Frontlines: The Practice of Law in the Public Interest
Testimony Before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, "Whether Amendment 2 of the Fair Sentencing Act Should be Applied Retroactively, June 1, 2011.
Written Statement for the Record to the House Crime Subcommittee, "Unfairness in Federal Cocaine Sentencing: Is it Time to Crack the 100 to 1 Disparity?" (May 21, 2009)
Testimony before the United States Sentencing Commission, "Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy. (Nov. 16, 2006)
Testimony before the Maryland State Judiciary in Support of Joint Resolution 4, "Reparations for the Enslavement of African Americans" (May 17, 2004)
Testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia, "MPD's Camera Surveillance System,"on behalf of the ACLU-NCA (June 13, 2002)
Testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary, Council of the District of Columbia, "The Use of Firearms and Excessive Use of Force by Metropolitan Police Officers." (Jan. 20, 1999)
Testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary, Council of the District of Columbia, Comments of the DC Bar Section on Criminal Law & Individual Rights, "The District of Columbia Nonviolent Offenders Mandatory-Minimum Sentences Amendment Act of 1994." (Oct. 31, 1994)
Testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice, testimony in opposition to "The Use of the National Guard in Civil Law Enforcement Activities." (Oct. 5, 1994)
Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, "Statehood for the District of Columbia." (Aug. 1, 1994)
Testimony before the US Sentencing Commission on Proposed Guideline Amendments, "Disparity in Penalty Between Crack and Powder Cocaine." March 24, 1994)
Testimony before the Committee on Self-Determination, Council of the District of Columbia, Comments of the D.C. Bar Section on Criminal Law and Individual Rights, "Statehood for the District of Columbia. (April 28, 1993)
Testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Council of the District of Columbia, "AIDS Policies of the District of Columbia Correctional System," on behalf of NCBL (June 12, 1991)
Testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary, Council of the District of Columbia, on FY 1991 Proposed Budget for the Office of Paternity and Child Support Enforcement. (March 1, 1991)
Testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Council of the District of Columbia, "The Criminal Justice Improvement Act of 1989." (Nov. 20, 1989)