Tema Okun

Dr. Tema Okun has spent over 30 years working with and for organizations, schools, and community-based institutions as a trainer, facilitator, and coach focused on issues of racial justice and equity. Dr. Okun currently works with the Teach.Equity.Now. collaborative, which houses the Teaching for Equity Fellows Program currently offered at Duke University in Durham, NC, and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. She is the author of the award-winning The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know (2010, IAP) and the widely used article “White Supremacy Culture.” Tema is a member of the Bhumisphara Sangha under the leadership of Lama Rod Owens. She is an artist, a poet, and a writer. She lives in Hillsborough, NC, where she is fortunate to reside among beloved community.