Social Justice Workshops and Trainings
I facilitate dialogue between participants so they can come to a better understanding on how their identities and biases can impact their work towards social justice. These conversations are honest, inclusive, and outcome driven. Through collaboration and deep listening, I create a safe space and work hard to support you and your team.
I’d love to work with you to customize a workshop based on the needs of your team. I’ll talk with you, ask questions, listen to your concerns, then design a strategy and a plan for moving forward. Please contact me for more information and to set up a consultation.
Workshops and trainings on social justice, diversity, and anti-oppression that I’ve crafted and facilitated include:
Addressing Social Justice Issues
For students, educators, program staff, and administrators. Workshop participants engage in dialogue about social justice issues, explore their privileged and oppressed identities, and address unconscious biases. This understanding strengthens their work in dismantling barriers of injustice.
Becoming Better Allies to Our Students
For educators and social service providers that work with students and clients who come from backgrounds different from their own. Workshop participants will explore their identities and become aware of how they influence biases. They come to an enhanced understanding of their relationship to their work, then identify and take steps towards becoming more effective agents of change.
Defining Healthy Concepts of Masculinity
Designed for men of all ages, especially high school and college students. Workshop participants explore the societal expectations and roles placed on them as men, develop healthy definitions for male identity, and identify productive behaviors and key strategies for accessing resources and maintaining supportive relationships.
Ending Horizontal Racism
This workshop is meant for ethnic-based groups and organizations. Participants discuss the historical roots of racism in America; explore how internalized oppression, colorism, and anti-Black racism has affected them and their ethnic community; and identify steps to end horizontal racism, act as more effective allies to other communities, and create solidarity among communities of color.
Creating Cultures of Change
For administrators and key staff members of non-profit organizations, academic programs, and various departments within corporations. Workshop participants identify group goals that work towards diversity, inclusion, and social justice; then develop steps to achieve those goals.
Who I Work With
- High school youth
- Undergraduate and graduate students
- Non-profit organizations, directors, and staff
- Corporate institutions and staff
- Academic institutions, administrators, and educators
- Human resource and diversity professionals
- Community workers and organizations
Program Development and Administration
I specialize in helping organizations assess their strengths and resources, identify project outcomes, and develop action plans that allow their teams to become more inclusive and thoughtful about diversity and social justice while still working towards their overall programmatic goals.
From projects for non-profits to sociology classes and lesson plans for college programs, I specialize in creating and adapting curricula that explore diversity, social justice, concepts of masculinity, identity formation, and leadership development. I use a student-centered framework and incorporate the arts and experiential activities in addition to discussions and personal reflection.
I have a master’s degree in social work and extensive experience providing counseling services to both individuals and groups. My counseling specializations include immigrants, youth, men, and people of color.