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Structural Racism Dialogues series to feature speakers Andrea Wilson and Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Several sessions of the Structural Racism Dialogues series will be held over the coming months. Speakers Andrea Wilson and Ayesha Bell Hardaway will each present two sessions:

If you have any questions or comments about this series, contact the Office for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice at

More about the speakers

Andrea Wilson

Andrea Wilson is a top professional real estate broker in the Cleveland market, helping traditional buyers, sellers and real estate investors achieve their real estate goals. With over a decade of experience in the business at Brick House Realty, Wilson trains realtors on how to grow their real estate business, offers pre-licensing classes, leads first-time home buyer classes and hosts workshops on how to get started investing in real estate. 

Before becoming a realtor, Wilson completed a degree in accounting, earned her MBA and climbed the corporate ladder as an accountant. 

On the nonprofit side, Wilson is the branch manager for NID Maple Heights, which is a HUD-Approved Housing agency providing free services to the community. Wilson and her husband run a youth sports program that instills teamwork and promotes wellness. She also serves as the housing chair for the NAACP Cleveland. Andrea really wants to continue to teach about the importance of building wealth through real estate and owning more assets within the community.

Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Ayesha Bell Hardaway is an assistant professor at the CWRU School of Law, the director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic and co-director of the Social Justice Institute. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, policing and civil litigation.

Prior to joining the law school faculty, Hardaway practiced in the Litigation Department of Tucker Ellis LLP. Her six years at the firm were devoted to defending major electrical, automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturers during all phases of litigation as trial counsel and National Coordinating Counsel. Hardaway represented those clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Before her time at Tucker Ellis, Hardaway was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County and handled a variety of criminal matters, including juvenile delinquencies and general felonies. Hardaway serves as the deputy monitor on the Independent Monitoring Team appointed to evaluate police reforms implemented by the Cleveland Police Department under a federal consent decree.