Questioning and Conflict Part 2 of 2: Racial Justice Facilitation Skills Series
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About the Event
Taquelia Washington and Jo Brownson
***This is a 2-day training so please register for both training dates since participation on both days is required.
Part two of this series on questioning and conflict as a facilitator will provide participants with opportunities to practice their skills of provocation and holding space for generative conflict. Trainers will use somatic techniques, modeling, real-life examples and role play to ground participant learning.
- Identify different types of questions and facilitation moves for provoking generative conflict
- Practice “putting the mirror up” rather than using argumentative strategies to facilitate through conflictual moments in their facilitation.
- Begin to develop and articulate a stance for collective responsibility in response to incidents of racialized harm
Meet Our Trainers
Taquelia Washington is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has extensive experience working in community mental health, specializing in providing services in the school systems. She has close to 20 years of experience working in the field, with over 10 of those years spent working at a continuation school, providing mental health related services to “at risk” and “hard to engage” youth while also developing systems of care to help best support them. In addition to her clinical background, she is the founder of EmpowerMe! Services. Through this business, along with a team of subcontractors, she teaches workshops designed to help individuals and systems to be more culturally inclusive, she facilitates courageous conversations as requested by a variety of organizations, and provides leadership coaching. Additionally, she offers consultation to help support the development of culturally inclusive services and systems of care. She brings all of herself to her individual work as well as her teaching endeavors. She strives to create a safe space for her students to focus on their own healing, self-growth, and empowerment.
To find out more information about Taquelia, including her philosophy and approach check out: www.empowermeservices.com.
Jo Brownson is a racial justice educator and facilitator based in the bay area. She has worked in the field of education and racial justice for over a decade in K-12 classrooms and in the nonprofit sector. As a white, queer, cisgender woman, her area of practice is in supporting individuals and organizations to understand how whiteness is operating inside their context, how it intersects with other systems of oppression, and what they can do to mitigate and transform its impacts. Jo is the daughter of a minister who moved around the south and Midwest as a child. She began teaching in Philadelphia before landing in Oakland (her forever home) with her wife in 2011 where she taught at Fremont High School in east Oakland until 2013. Since then, she has been a facilitator and coach with the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools. There, her work focuses on transforming the beliefs and practices of educators and school leaders and organizing them in service of more equitable outcomes for their students of color, students living in poverty, and LGBTQ students. In 2020, she founded Tangled Roots to apply her knowledge of anti-oppression facilitation, organizational change processes and adult learning to contexts within and beyond the education sector.
To find out more information about Jo, including her philosophy and approach check out: https://ourtangledroots.com/.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.00) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.