Discussing Racial Profiling, Slavery Legislation and Juneteenth with Shikima “Kym” Ray

Shikima “Kym” Ray is a Community Organizer for Together Colorado and a dedicated advocate for social and criminal justice for marginalized communities of color. She is a lifelong resident of Denver, Colorado only leaving to pursue her education at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA.

Shikima sits down with Tish Beauford on a Public Affair to discuss her advocacy, issues pertaining to racial profiling and state constitutional slavery legislation and the national recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday.


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Shikima currently serves as the Secretary for the NAACP CO MT WY State Conference and has served as the Co-Chair on the NAACP State Criminal Justice Committee. She proudly represents the Denver NAACP as a member of the Amendment A Coalition, which removed the language of slavery from the Colorado State Constitution. She is equally proud to have worked as the NAACP lead organizer facilitating and passing legislation which capped the amount of interest predatory lenders could charge on pay day loans. Recently, she has worked with Mothers Out Front on transportation equity and environmental justice in Denver.

When she is not working for social justice and equity, she is a devoted mother to Jahi
and Leila.