About the Founder

J.C. Faulk, MSOD is the founder of Circles of Voices, LLC (CoV), a diversity and inclusion consulting firm through which he facilitates change processes within non-profits, universities and corporations, to move beyond obstacles created by racism, discrimination and bias.

He also founded An End to Ignorance, a 501(c)3, to promote community healing and relationship building, a few months before the murder of Freddie Gray by Baltimore police officers. The non-profit is licensed to 

use CoV technologies on the community level throughout the United States and abroad, to address the pervasive impact of racism and other isms at the community level.

His more than 20 years of entrepreneurship, community organizing, and activism has given him a unique way of seeing and interacting as a diversity and inclusion consultant. He is an activist, in a true sense, and his work at ground level profoundly impacts how he facilitates diversity and inclusion initiatives in client settings.

J.C. is a current OSI Baltimore Fellow and a member of The Leadership. He has and continues to facilitate free community workshops in Baltimore, where more than 2,000 participants have participated over the past two years. His work is extending across the U.S., and it has also taken him outside of the United States. Circles of Voices has also been featured in multiple international documentaries, and spotlighted by many media outlets. After all is said and done, he believes that, “you have to create discomfort in order for there to be change.”