National Social Justice & Antiracism Educator
Moving audiences from “listening and learning” to ACTION + CHANGE
& Hot Lemon Pepper Wings.
These are just a few things that make Q who he is.
Qy’Darrius Z. McEachern is a Black, able-bodied, cisgender man from a low-income background who has committed himself to researching & educating folks on the systemic oppressions impacting us every single day through an antiracist lens.
Two years ago he took the leap and founded McEachernSpeaks, a social justice + antiracism education firm founded to support organizations and offices in an effort to create equitable spaces and innovate justice for marginalized people.
He aims to move people from “listening & learning” to
ACTION & CHANGE.
“Q was so authentic and kind that when he spoke truth that might be difficult to swallow it resonated. I was impressed and inspired by his boldness to speak directly to the heart of issues. This made the entire presentation incredibly powerful and transformative.”
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Keynotes & Programs
It Takes a Village
We all can pinpoint specific moments in our lives where we reach a stark pivot point in our journey. Like where we think about life before and life after that specific moment.
For Q, a village of people helped him pick up the pieces and become whole again after he was sent into a spiral filled with depression, anxiety, and difficulty. Understanding the importance of guidance, advocacy, and asking for help when things get hard is the center of this message.
[micro]AGGRESSIONS: A Discussion on Power, Privilege, and Culture
Q helps audience members to develop a deeper understanding of how language matters related to inclusivity. In doing so, he guides a dialogue on the dynamics of power and privilege through the lens of language, and how word choice can influence group dynamics.
Through powerful activities and dialogue, attendees will better understand how to foster inclusivity and challenge themselves to lead and support students authentically.
More Than Black Boxes: The Negative Impacts of Performative Activism on Real People
What if it was more important for Black people to be liberated from anti-Black racism than it is for you to be perceived as a good person?
This question gets to the heart of a core issue of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; the appearance of allyship without true advocacy is hollow, dangerous, and creates toxic spaces for Black students, faculty, and staff.
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Additionally, Q offers consulting services around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, including creating strategies for sustainable education, action, and accountability.
I work with your organization or office to create the most effective & efficient plan that is personalized to address equity hurdles specific to you.
Speaker & Educator
What makes Q different?
This is the question we all ask. Q is a powerful orator, who is incredibly authentic when he speaks a truth that might be difficult to swallow, and it RESONATES. He also prides himself on presenting accessible social justice education, meaning that his content is challenging and uncomfortable, yet his authenticity and passion make it digestible to people who are new to critical conversations around racism and oppression.
He has a unique way of making unpalatable conversations palatable, and building the bridge between theoretical concepts and practical approaches to taking action towards creating liberating spaces.
If you would like to set up a consultation for a social justice/antiracism training experience, please email me at email@example.com or fill out the form below.
Latest from Q
Why Are(n’t) You Posting a Statement
Well we have to say something, you know how people are these days…
If this is your organization’s thought after an injustice or atrocity occurs towards a marginalized group, just FULL STOP.
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Being Whole Podcast w/ Dr. Cassandra LeClair
As a social justice + antiracism educator, Qy’Darrius McEachern has committed himself to researching and educating people on the systemic
Three Reflection Questions to Ask Yourself to AVOID Performative Advocacy
What if it is more important for marginalized people to be liberated from oppression than it is for YOU to be perceived as a good person?”
This question gets to the heart of a core issue of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; the appearance of allyship without true advocacy is hollow, dangerous, and creates toxic spaces for marginalized people across the globe.
Download a FREE Reflection Guide which contains definitions and three reflection questions to ask yourself to AVOID Performative Advocacy