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Embracing Allyship: Navigating the Pitfalls of “Us vs. Them” Mentalities

Featuring Tabari Coleman, Lucas Martinez, Jackie Subar

Mar 5, 9:00am-10:20am ET
Through a focused exploration of the dangers inherent in divisive mentalities, particularly the “Us vs. Them” narrative, participants in this session will gain valuable insights into the importance and practical application of allyship in the battle to dismantle hate.


Tabari Coleman

Training Consultant & Social Justice Advocate

Tabari A. Coleman, MPA is a training consultant and social justice advocate known for his thoughtful but direct approach in facilitating dialogue sessions that focus on building empathy. He was born in the Philippines and grew up on the island of Guam before coming to the U.S. for college. His experiences and socialization abroad had a huge influence over his personal and professional aspirations. With more than 19 years-experience in diversity and inclusion training and social justice work, he brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and expertise to his work. He workedas the Education Director in the St Louis regional office of the Anti Defamation League for 12 years before becoming the national Director of Professional Development where he oversaw the development of skills training for ADL’s national cadre of facilitators, led national Train-The-Trainer workshops and supported national and regional education staff with professional development learning opportunities for two years before leaving in 2021 to start his own Consulting Company, The Coleman Group, LLC. Tabari is also a trainer for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJSTL) where he has been facilitating anti oppression programs, youth leadership development and Building Inclusive Communities workshops since 2002.

Tabari works with COCAbiz, an arts-based training program as a facilitation consultant on their Acting With Awareness team which uses collaborative theatre exercises and reflective discussions.

He travels nationally and internationally delivering training programs, workshops and giving presentations. He engages with early childcare centers, K-12 schools, universities and colleges, community organizations, law enforcement agencies and corporations on a variety of topic areas including managing unconscious bias, microaggressions, creating inclusive spaces and communication strategies. He has written training programs on a variety of topic areas including addressing bias, exploring identities, communication strategies, unconscious bias and skill building, analyzing curriculum through a social justice lens and facilitation skills. He received his B.S. in Speech Communications and a Masters of Public Administration and Policy Analysis from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Tabari is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri St Louis where he is applying his practical knowledge and experiences in the College of Education, Social Justice Cohort.

Lucas Martinez

Director, Strategic Partnerships, ADL

Lucas Martinez serves as a Director of Strategic Partnerships at ADL. In this capacity, he plays a lead role in shaping and implementing ADL’s agenda for partnership development and community engagement with special emphasis on interfaith and intergroup outreach, local advocacy, and Hispanic engagement. He concentrates on advancing shared priorities such as combating antisemitism and hate in all forms, addressing domestic extremism, and securing justice and fair treatment to all.

Prior to his role at ADL, Lucas served as the Senior and Legal Advisor to the CEO of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest Hispanic civil rights organization, where he worked closely with the National Board, Councils, membership, and external stakeholders to address the growing challenges facing the Latino community. At LULAC, Lucas served as a legal advisor to the LULAC national office, developed strategic initiatives, and led policy initiatives around healthcare and local/state engagements.

Lucas is a licensed attorney and Finance M.B.A. with extensive government, legal, business, and healthcare experience. He has served as a policy advisor to the Chair of the Hillsborough (FL) Board of County Commissioners, managed an Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology medical group in Atlanta, GA, worked at a Palo Alto-based life sciences venture capital firm, performed research at the National Cancer Institute, and had legal careers in private practice and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

As the proud son of an Army officer, he holds a deep appreciation for community service, actively participating in various community and national initiatives. He is a lifetime member of LULAC and the National Eagle Scout Association; serves on the Corporate and Industry Advisory Council for Grupo 21, a national non-profit dedicated to developing the next generation of Puerto Rican leaders; and currently sits on the U.S. Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council, having received a 3-year appointment from Secretaries Deb Haaland and Tom Vilsack.

Jackie Subar

Director of Strategic Partnerships, ADL

Jackie Subar serves as the national Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In her capacity she is responsible for bolstering national partnerships and for driving ADL’s critical efforts working with communities and lawmakers alike to advance the organization’s mission to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Jackie has served in many capacities at the intersection of advocacy and community building. Before joining ADL, Jackie was the Assistant Director for American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Department of Policy and Political Affairs. In this role, she was responsible for advancing AJC’s mission on Capitol Hill; for fostering strategic relationships in the U.S. House and Senate, and for managing AJC’s legislative work on areas related to civil rights, hate crimes, religious minorities, domestic terrorism, and online hate. She worked closely with the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations. Jackie has spent her professional career in Washington where she has worked to foster intergroup and diplomatic relations. She obtained her master’s in Public Administration from the George Bush School at Texas A&M University and prior to graduate school spent a year studying in Israel.