BARBARA J. LOVE
Liberation • Transformation • Healing
Consultant, Author, Climate Crisis Activist, Liberation Worker
Dr. Barbara J. Love is Professor Emeritus of Social Justice Education at the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Her focus is on personal, organizational and societal transformation and pathways for liberation.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Personal and Societal Transformation
The development of a mindset that enables humans to live their lives, wherever they find themselves, in existing systems, institutions and relationships, with awareness and intentionality, rather than on the basis of the socialization to which they have been subjected.
Healing Racial Trauma
Every human deserves the opportunity to reach for and live in the context of their full humaneness. This requires supporting people and communities to heal from the trauma and ongoing damage inflicted by racism, white supremacy, and internalized racism and internalized white supremacy.
Counteracting the disruptive impact of racism on efforts to address the climate crisis and the dampening effect of climate grief. Racism interferes with the development of the broad coalitions of people needed to effectively address the climate crisis. Unreleased grief resulting from the existential threat posed by the climate crisis interferes with the effectiveness of our climate change work.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK
Dr. Barbara Love is a gifted, experienced facilitator who conducts group process in a safe environment that promotes growth and empowerment.
Founder and Founding Executive Director, National Black Woman’s Imperative
Learning at the feet of Dr. Love is a transformative experience. Her abiding love for humanity is evident in her justice and equity work, which is exceptionally impactful.
Cheryl D. S. Walker
Barbara Love is unmatched in her ability to facilitate evocative discussions on race, equity and justice to diverse audiences with empathy, wisdom, and patience.
Kim Waddell, Ph.D.
VP of Research and Graduate Studies, University of the Virgin Islands*
Member, Board of Directors, Union of Concerned Scientists