Toni McNeil

Concrete Development~ Consulting & Leadership Development  LLC


My name is Toni McNeil. I was born and raised in Stockton, California.  I am a Community Organizer with Faith In the Valley San Joaquin. Head Coach & Lead Organizer of the Stockton Concrete Team. I lead the organizing efforts within Stockton for the Restorative Justice work within  LiveFree California, PICO California, and LiveFree USA. I am motivated by the raw energy, power, influence, and capacity of the survivors of this War on Poverty, War on Crime, War on Drugs, Prison Industrial Complex, and White Supremacist System that makes up the One percent elitist who run this Country on the backs of the People of Color within this society.  


I am the originator and facilitator of Anti-Black Conversations as well as the founder of Concrete Development~ Consulting & Leadership Development  LLC. We provide Training/Coaching/Mentoring and Group Facilitation. With a focus on restorative justice, civic engagement, racial and systemic equity and leadership development.

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Bridging Across Black Lives Matter: A fishbowl bridging conversation
Black leaders have lived at the intersection of protecting Black lives for longer than the hashtag’s lifecycle. The epidemic of police violence and community violence have long been lasting effects of structural racism and systemic inequity facing Black families. The question becomes, “How do we provide safety and security for Black people from the state and the conditions that fuel intercommunal violence?” Some leaders have led the call for public safety transformation, police abolition and a radical reimagining of security since the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. While the emergence...