Social Worker | Educator | Visionary
Ozy Aloziem is the founder and principal Advisor of HEAL INC LLC. She is a TEDx speaker and an award-winning Igbo social work scholar and professor deeply committed to collective liberation, justice, radical imagination, and healing. Originally raised on Omaha land, she has been a visitor on Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute territories since 2015. Ozy was the Denver Public Library's first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Manager during which time she was named as a 2021 Library Journal “Movers & Shakers” award winner for her racial equity research and advocacy. She is a well-regarded skilled facilitator & speaker and has served as a racial equity & racial healing consultant for numerous organizations across the nation and globe. As a critical Black feminist, she prioritizes racial and gender equity in her teaching, scholarship, and activism. She uses this focus to amplify the voices of communities that have been marginalized and left on the fringes of research, public policy, and global conversation. As a cross-cultural researcher, she has been the lead researcher for projects on 4 continents, has presented at numerous conferences in various disciplines, and served as a UN Practicum Delegate for the United Nation’s Annual Commission on the Status of Women in 2019. Ozy believes in engaging in critical research as a radical act of freedom. Presently, her research is centered around healing-centered organizational cultures, culturally responsive community engagement, radical healing, and radical imagination.