Monday Keynote Avis Ransom
Monday Morning Keynote
Avis Ransom, Commission on Sustainability Baltimore
Avis Hurt Ransom is a co-found- er and senior consultant with Baltimore Racial Justice Action. In that capacity she provides training, consultation and coaching to individuals, and organizations that are seeking to develop skills and abilities to mitigate racism and its effects in their lives, their communities, and in the operation of their organizations though racial equity transformation processes. Avis is a co-founder of Jobs Opportunity Task Force, a local non- profit organization that focuses on improving systemic employment outcomes for Maryland’s unemployed and under employed citizens, she is a member of the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, and a member of the board of directors of the Baltimore Algebra Project, a student-run advocacy and academic tutoring organization. She recently became a member of Baltimore’s Commission on Sustainability, where she is helping to strengthen their capacity to apply a racial equity lens to their work. As a chemist and systems engineer she recently conducted research at Morgan State University on a Department of Energy funded project on energy efficiency in commercial buildings.