Melanie S. Morrison, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of Allies for Change. She is a seasoned social justice educator, activist, and author with 30 years experience designing and facilitating transformational group process.

Passionate about writing, Melanie is the author of four books including The Grace of Coming Home: Spirituality, Sexuality, and the Struggle for Justice. She has written more than fifty articles for American and Dutch periodicals. Her newest book – Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham – was published in the spring of 2018 by Duke University Press.

As a keynote speaker at national and regional conferences, she addresses issues of racial, disability, and sexual justice.