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Diversity Equity Inclusion Justice
Dr.  Kim Nalley contributes to a wide variety of causes. Disseminating history about underrepresented communities, workshops for underserved communities and fundraising, help bring power back to the people. 

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2022 ~ Completed four course certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University, New York

2021 ~ "Dropout, Withdrawal, Failure, Equity Gap Committee," California State University, East Bay, developed new pedagogy and support systems in order to address equity gap and decrease WDF rates.


2015 ~ Mellon Mays Scholar Mentor, I provided mentoring services to-increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning


2021 ~ "History of Civil Rights and the Black Power Movement," guest lecturer at San Francisco Conservatory 

2021 ~ Motivational Speech "From the Projects to Lincoln Center: a Journey rooted in Education"  SF Conservatory 


2021 ~  "Music and history of Civil Rights," guest artist workshops for San Francisco Girls Chorus' summer outreach programs

2021 ~ “I Am Not Your Negro” Panel with James McCalman (California College of the Arts) Rolf Hermann (Swiss Literature Institute Biel) and Consul General Benedikt Wechsler for the Swiss Film and Talk Series.


2020 ~ “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism” Concert Lecture with Angela Davis for SFJAZZ, San Francisco, CA.  This was recorded and is still being disseminated and used to raise money for BLM.

2020 to present ~ Member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee, California Conservatory of Jazz.

2020 ~ People's Choir of Oakland, assisted Fredericka Von Stade in supporting the creation of an indoor place for homeless to get out of the elements in the day and to sing.

2019 ~ Cited in "Singing resistance, rebellion, and revolution into being: Collective political action and song" By Dr. Helen Cordes, Dr. Eric Selbin in the Routledge Book Sonic Politics for Kim Nalley's original protest song "Big Hooded Black Man (Blues for Trayvon)."

2013 ~ “50th Anniversary of the March of Washington Memorial;” Co-Producer, Musical director, and curator; East Palo Alto, CA with Professor Clay Carson and Dolores Huerta, sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Institute at Stanford University. March on Washington Memorial provided free for the economically depressed and largely Black and Brown city of East Palo Alto  

2006 to present ~ Founded and continue to help fund the Kim Nalley Black Youth Scholarship in Jazz.

Yearly ~ Black History Month presentations for underserved K-12 schools in the Bay Area and New York.

Yearly ~ Fundraisers for the Richmond-Ermet Aids Foundation, Maitri, Next Village, SF-Marin Food Bank, and the LGBTQ+ Community Center, San Francisco

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