Anthony Galloway, identifies as African American and is a Senior Partner at The Dendros Group and executive director of the ARTS Us Center for the African Diaspora. Anthony combines his skills as a storyteller and musician to bring the experience of marginalized communities to the forefront. He consults around race equity and ethnic studies engagement as well as youth voice and development. Anthony is also a licensed preacher in the AME church and enjoys making music with his wife and 2 children.
We need new ways of seeing, feeling, thinking and acting that acknowledge our interconnection. Anthony helps groups discover their own wisdom and choose new pathways that transform their work and build their capacity. For his entire professional life, Anthony has worked to generate the awareness of the power of culture, the conditions for change, the skills to navigate across cultures and compassion in action. He has refused to accept conventional thinking and worked to help people expand their consciousness of possibilities. Anthony is a skilled and sensitive trainer and facilitator who helps teams build the inclusive and effective culture they want to have. Anthony helps groups move from the discomfort talking about cultural and racial dynamics to fluency and comfort. He brings humor and compassion to the important work of intercultural dialogue.
Growing up in a Black community recovering from the destruction of a US Interstate project, Anthony understands the power of community, the power of art, and the power of people working together for healing and reconciliation. While studying in South Africa during the 10th anniversary of the end of apartheid, Anthony developed a passion for critical discourse pedagogy leading him to become the co-founder of “Dare 2 Be Real” an anti-racist student leadership framework with a growing network of over 27 sites and 1200 students engaging nationwide.
Anthony has much experience helping people engage with curiosity in understanding the power of culture in advancing organizational and community change. Drawing from Critical Race Theory, mindful inquiry, and Africentric Learning Principles, Anthony believes in the power of discourse to change hearts and minds.
With expertise in experiential education, he has led hundreds of students and adults through experiences that expand their perspective on race, equity and civil rights, such as The Kamau Kambui Circle for Cultural Learning’s Underground Railroad program. As a programming director, race equity coach, and discourse facilitation trainer for the Minneapolis West Metro Education Program for 10 years, he led professional development and training around equity and diversity for over 5,000 educators.
A performing musician and storyteller, Anthony is currently the Executive Director of the ARTS-US Center for the African Diaspora. As a co-host of the award-winning “Counterstories” podcast with Minnesota Public Radio he is at the forefront of racial dialogue in America today. Anthony works in many racial hotspots in the country, from Baltimore to Standing Rock, from Atlanta to Chicago, Anthony has lead workshops and helped groups committed to change and eliminating racial disparities.
Anthony, along with Dr. Patrick Duffy, co-authored a chapter in the book, “More Courageous Conversations About Race” (Singleton, 2012) and are currently working to further develop their framework for transformative conversations about race. Anthony holds a BA degree in Ethnic Studies from Metropolitan State University, and is currently a pastoral licentiate with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, on track to complete his Masters of Divinity Degree and complete ordination in 2022.
“If you can show me how I can cling to that which is real to me, while teaching me a way into the larger society, then and only then will I drop my defenses and hostility, and I will sing your praises and help you to make the desert bear fruit.” -Ralph Ellison