August 07, 2020 12:30 PM - August 14, 2020 02:30 PM
Taquelia Washington: Virtual Anti-Bias Mini Training

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A Two-Part Virtual Anti-Bias Mini Training

Friday, August 7 & Friday, August 14 | 12:30-2:30pm, Pacific Daylight Time

Hosted by Community Boards

All funds raised will go towards supporting Community Boards' Neighborhood Mediation Program, where no one is turned away for lack of funds.

This two-part, interactive virtual training will focus on developing participants' knowledge and skills to reflect on, interrupt and reroute individual racial and other forms of bias in the context of their work.


While it is true that we all hold bias, the way our biases guide our actions is shaped by our social identities (racial, gendered, class-based, etc.) and experiences.


Through lecture, guided reflection, and small/large group dialogue, participants will more deeply understand how they are shaped by forces of oppression and privilege as well as gain tools for interrupting their own and others’ biased beliefs and practices.


These trainings will be virtual for two hours each with some home learning assigned in between. Participants are asked to commit to attending both parts of the series.

MCLE: This course is approved by the State Bar of California for 4 MCLE credits for the Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society (provider #9323).

*Cost: If you do not currently have the financial resources due the COVID19 crisis, you may opt for Hardship, $35.

Taquelia Washington, LCSW, PPSC

Ms. Washington is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a pupil personal services credential. She has close to 20 years of experience working in community mental health, specializing in providing services in the school systems. For over 10 years she worked 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, she has direct experience providing intensive therapeutic services to youth and their families in outpatient clinic settings. She utilizes an integrative approach in her clinical practice and strongly believes in the importance of building relationships and utilizing a culturally inclusive and trauma informed lens.


In addition to her direct practice work, Ms. Washington is the sole proprietor of EmpowerMe! Services. Through this business she provides contracted supervision to aspiring mental health professionals, teaches workshops designed to help those in helping professions provide more culturally inclusive and trauma informed services, and facilitates courageous conversations as requested by a variety of organizations. Ms. Washington offers consultation services to help support in developing systems of care related to providing more culturally inclusive and trauma informed care. Additionally, she is currently core faculty at The Wright Institute located in Berkeley, California. Taquelia Washington is an engaging and dynamic speaker who brings all of herself to each of her endeavors.


When she is not working, Ms. Washington loves spending time with her wife and son, exploring nature, running, and eating yummy food.

Online: You will receive the zoom invitation after registering.