Michael serves as Program Director at NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad where he designs and facilitates programs and workshops intended to increase awareness of identity and intersectionality, build capacity to discuss issues related to diversity and develop intentionally inclusive practices to build communities, schools and workplaces, free of bias, bigotry and racism. He has worked with several organizations in the Triad and across the state of North Carolina including Liberty Hardware, Wyrick Robbins, United Way of Forsyth County, GTCC, Guilford County Schools, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and Governor Roy Cooper’s Task Force for Addressing Racial Inequities in Criminal Justice.
Michael holds a Master’s in Peace and Conflict studies from UNC- Greensboro. In 2016, Michael, founded Shifting Lenses, a workshop series that brings people from all walks of life together to discuss divisive issues, learn communication skills and build community knowledge, in public spaces. Michael also serves on the board of the Piedmont Interfaith Council and as a part-time volunteer coordinator for the Servant Farm of Oak Ridge.