In this workshop, participants will gain insights into effectively utilizing their voices and communication platforms to advocate for those experiencing discrimination. The presenter will introduce key terms and definitions to bridge cultural and bureaucratic communications with proactive next steps towards compassionate accountability for remedy.
Throughout the educational workshop, you will:
Learn the "why" behind the perpetuated existence of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of humans, especially those of marginalized communities
Connect applicable discrimination policy, grievance steps, and claims submission awareness
Learn protected classes under the Minnesota Human Rights Act
- Feel empowered to be a stronger advocate for those you serve experiencing discrimination
This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.
This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.
Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.
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TaShonda Williamson, founder and executive director of MyTurn Anti-Discrimination Advocacy, has a diverse work history of showing up for people in vulnerable situations for over 20 years collectively in the medical, financial, and nonprofit fields. She has performed pro bono work as a family advocate with Minnesota Comeback, which worked to close the educational achievement gap as well as bridge youth and their families to applicable resources. She has also served as the madame chair-elect of the Cultural & Ethnic Communities Leadership Council of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - who advise DHS towards efforts of decreasing disparities particularly in marginalized communities. Currently, TaShonda serves as a director of the board for EdAllies - which pushes equity to ensure every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education.