James Meinert is a facilitator, educator, and trainer who works with organizations ready to address the ways race and gender dynamics impact their operations. James consults with leadership and offers training to personnel to shift the organizational culture towards one that is more inclusive and equitable. He leads transformational work for white people who want to more competently engage in anti-racism and for men who want to start taking initiative against gender inequity. James believes that it is in everyone’s interest for organizations and companies to address inequity internally but that we all could use some support and accompaniment when taking on hard things.
Outside of his work with Undo Bias, James Meinert is the local organizer and co-producer of UnMasc, a storytelling project that brings critical dialogue on social ideas about masculinity into public forums. James is also an adjunct professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and has been honored for excellence in classroom instruction. James has been a lead facilitator for the YWCA’s Witnessing Whiteness, organized with Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation (OWMCL), was a long term member of the Anti-Racism Organizing Collective and a Prevention Educator for Safe Connections. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies from Saint Louis University. Not to be forgotten, James is also a parent to Autumn and River, a partner to Mary, a musician and a small-scale farmer.