MenHealing Support Staff

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Richard Smith

Weekends of Recovery Anti-Racism Consultant

Richard is a nationally recognized expert on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence. Richard has over two decades of experience developing and leading community-based programs. He has helped organizations throughout the country build their capacity to heal and empower BIPOC folks and marginalized communities. He is the founder and lead strategist and anti-racism educator for Richard Smith Speaks LLC.

Richard also is an assistant professor at LIU Brooklyn’s Social Work Department. He has guest lectured at numerous colleges and universities on issues such as systemic racism, mass incarceration, and trauma and healing.

Richard also serves as the National Director of United for Healing Equity, Common Justice. He holds a Master s Degree from the University at Albany in Africana Studies and is presently a doctoral candidate at SUNY Albany’s School of Social Welfare. His research focus is male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Richard is a Robert Wood Johnson Forward Promise Fellowship for Leadership 2018 Fellow. He is the proud dad of Kaden and Kaleb.