For 24 years, Lavon Morris-Grant has offered powerful keynote presentations and specialized trainings across the US and globally. Key areas of focus include violence against women, gun violence, Black women’s wellness, racial equity, and other social justice issues. She also works with non-profits as a consultant in developing marketing strategies that promote and enhance their missions and build their capacity.
Lavon has written many articles and two critically praised books. Whom Shall I Fear: A Spiritual Journey of a Battered Woman describes the brutality she and her family endured at the hands of an abusive spouse. In Who Will Speak For My Children: Healing Through the Trauma, she shares about the powerful, debilitating and lingering effects that trauma leaves behind and how she, and her three children, personally survived, recovered and thrived through multiple, devastating traumas. Lavon has also spoken with Hillary Clinton on behalf of the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation and appeared in a domestic violence Public Service Announcement with CBS sports analyst, James Brown.
In 2014, she founded MACOSH Healing Network, a social justice organization that provides holistic, culturally-specific resources through the Arts to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the African-American community.
In all of her various roles, Lavon uses artistic and nontraditional healing methods to promote healthy changes for those dealing with traumatic, cultural, economic, and political challenges. She believes that by trusting the process, doing the work, and addressing social and systemic barriers, we are able to find healing, transform our lives, and thrive as individuals and communities.
Lavon received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from New Jersey City University and attended the Fordham Graduate School of Social Work in Tarrytown, New York.