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Understanding Intersectionality and What it Means for You (Session 2)

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for this series on “Intersectionality” as we examine all the ways we intersect with each other and what keeps us apart. Within these intersections we will see different types of systemic oppression or privilege that a person may experience. Because of these various identities, each person will view the world differently.Come Join Laura Cheng PhD and Nicole Porter EdD for a journey that will bring you to a place where you learn to and can help others build empathy and appreciation between people with different experiences, backgrounds, and views. Amikaeyla Gaston, Special Guest Speaker and other guests will share their understanding and experiences.
Dates: Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, 2022 Time: All sessions 6:30 to 8:30PM
Session 1: An Overview of Intersectionality: Date:10/05/22This session will introduce you to the meaning of  Intersectionality. Describe why it matters and explain how it links to existing equity, and anti-bias /anti-racism training.Session 2: Core in Your Ecology (Micro and Macro): Date: 10/19/22In session 2 we will explore and discuss the connection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, and disability with young children in our programs.Session 3: Reflection: Date: 11/09/22In session 3, we will signify how sessions 1 and 2 impact our work with young children and families in your care. How “Intersectionality” presents a unique challenge for us as we attempt to find solutions to our societal issues.  (Panel will share their experiences)Optional Session: Community of Practice: Date: 11/30/22Brainstorming on how to incorporate Intersectionality into Allyships and strategies in teaching practice.
Special Guest Speaker (10/05/22)Amikaeyla Gaston, World Trust
Amikaeyla Gaston is a force for change. She creates environments that support people in exploring themselves and uses creativity and strategic questioning to support people in addressing their fears, developing a place where everyone has an equal voice. She has led corporations, universities, government, and nonprofit organizations through cultural competency & racial equity training. She has done expansive work in the health arena for over the past 20 years and travels the world extensively as a cultural arts ambassador for the state department bringing together artists and healers of all forms and from all specialties to promote healing and wellness through the arts & activism. Her programming and work with refugees and at-risk children, youth and families has been utilized and implemented by the Department of Health & Human Services, The American Psychological Association and US Consulate General’s Cultural Affairs office, taking her around the world to Israel, Beirut, Amman, Damascus, Palestine, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Nigeria & Sierra Leone just to name a few.


October 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“I think our staff really benefited from all the training. All the trainings allowed the staff to explore and think differently and keep up-to-date….”

-Helen Lao, Co-Director, Little Footprints Preschool