Bio.

Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross, is an Attorney, Arts Advocate and Musician. She is a multifaceted woman utilizing all of her talents to consistently create meaningful change in law, arts, and civil and human rights. Her works rests squarely at the intersection of arts and social justice.

Currently, as an attorney, Nefertari serves as Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, where she enforces civil rights regulations in housing and mortgage lending. She started her legal career in New York City, and in 2016 joined the Detroit HUD office as a member of HUD’s official response team to the Flint Water Crisis. She also served under the Obama Administration, as the White House Jobs Ambassador to the City of Flint where she worked diligently to increase jobs and summer engagement for young people. In honor of her work in Flint, Nefertari received awards from the Flint Housing Commission and the Flint Federal Executive Board for her Outstanding Service to the City of Flint.

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Events

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THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT

Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross, a member of the The Laundromat Project’s Catalyst Circle, co-hosted SOAPBOX 2015 for the organization, a spirited and art-filled annual benefit. The event brings together influential artists and activists for a powerful evening of reflection and celebration.

HARLEM’S MUSIC LEGACY

Apollo Theatre

Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross moderated this discussion reflecting on Harlem’s jazz legacy — the artists, venues and styles that made Harlem central the development of the music, and the current infusion of energy in the community around this timeless art form. This event was presented as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

Women’s HerStory Event: UBUNTU

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Youth Talk: The age-appropriate session explored an overview of human rights which featured a Human Rights 101 presentation and a panel discussion featuring youth activists. Students were also introduced to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross moderated the session, and confirmed speakers including Mary Pratt Hector, founder of Youth in Action; Jessica Colotl, local Georgia dreamer and immigration activist; Brandon Dykes, YouthPride student activist; and Will Canon, Emory University student and human rights activist.

awards

 2017-2019

  • Presidential Management Fellowship Completion Award (Office of Personnel Managment)
  • HU Forty Under 40 Society (Hampton University Office of Alumni Affairs)
  • Distinguished Federal Service Diversity Award (Michigan Federal Executive Committee)

 2014-2016

  • Presidential Management Fellow (Office of Personnel Managment)
  • Recognized for White House Summer Opportunity Project (Flint Housing Commission)
  • Distinguished Federal Service (Flint Federal Executive Board)

 2012-2013

  • Dean Edward King Award (University of Colorado Law School)
  • Irving P. Andrews Award (University of Colorado Law School)
  • Distinction for Atlanta Law Day Facilitation (American Bar Association)

Partner Organizations

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