During this two-day workshop, we will examine diversity in America through a historic lens for people of color, indigenous folk and the LGBTQIA community. Our time together will provide an introspective look into one’s unconscious bias, selective allyship, and unconscious racist liberalism. We also seek to give a deeper understanding of the LGBTQIA community and the oppression that exists in church, state, and within the community. At the end of our experience, attendees will have a set of actionable steps to assist in creating true equity in their spaces and provide a personal inclusion plan for those they service and connect with every day.
This program will take place on Thursday, April 8 and Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. both days.
During this 2-day workshop, you will:
- Examine your personal unconscious biases and assumptions about race;
- Learn about the historical aspect and effects of systemic racism through a trauma-informed lens;
- Create a personal action plan for developing your own race equity skills;
- Identify how your organization can make changes to promote racial justice and inclusion; and
- Develop the framework to create a race equity action plan within your organization.
Shaplaie Brooks, BUILD Program Director, Roxbury Youthworks
About the presenter: Shaplaie Brooks has been the BUILD Program Director since March 2019. She has a wealth of experience with diversity and inclusion, children and families, domestic and gender based violence, as well as housing insecurities in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Missouri, which provided a strong base with which to succeed at BUILD. Shaplaie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and began a dual master’s program studying Social Work: Clinical Practice and Public Administration. She recently presented a workshop titled The Forgotten CSEC Population: An Introduction to Cisgender Males & LGBTQIA Youth of Color at the Providers’ Council Annual Convention and Expo.
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Daily, Education and Membership Associate, by email or phone: (508)-598-9679.