Makani Themba

Makani Themba is chief strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies, based in Detroit, Michigan. A social justice innovator and pioneer in the field of change communications and narrative strategy, she has spent more than 20 years supporting organizations, coalitions, and philanthropic institutions with her work. Previously, Makani served as the founder and executive director of The Praxis Project, a nonprofit that helps communities use media and policy advocacy to advance health justice. Makani is author of Making Policy, Making Change and coauthor of Talking the Walk: Communications Guide for Racial Justice along with Hunter Cutting. Her latest book is Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era.