Diane Burkholder

One-Struggle KC — Kansas City, MO

Diane Burkholder is a cisgender, queer, mixed race, Black feminist community organizer who has lived in Kansas City since 2011, via South Dakota and California. Her education is in sociology (CSU-Long Beach) and Ethnic Studies (San Francisco State University). She’s a co-founder of One-Struggle KC, a coalition of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles of oppressed Black communities, locally and globally. Diane is the founder and lead consultant for The DB Approach, providing anti-oppression and social justice coaching and training. She co-moderates the Kansas City Freethinkers of Color, for non-religious people of color, Kansas City Mixed Roots, for mixed race individuals and families, and serves on the Board Member of Kansas City's Uzazi Village, which centers the experiences of Black and Brown people, while working to reduce infant mortality rates.

Diane can be found on Twitter here, and can be contacted diane.burkholder@gmail.com

Watch Diane's talk "Intersectionality or Bust: Moving Beyond Work In Our Silos" below:

Topic(s): Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Social Issues & Movements

Sub-topic(s): Community group organizing, Event planning, Lobbying, Starting a group, Coming out atheist, African American humanism, LGBTQ issues