Recovering From the Pandemic of Structural Racism
While the world reeled from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new awareness of the impact of structural racism emerged after the murder of George Floyd. However, we have been struggling with the effects of structural racism our whole lives. Despite our best efforts to address it, the pandemic of structural racism has decimated communities for generations. Participants will hear how Alameda County employs adaptive leadership strategies in order to move from the symbolic gesture of offering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training, to actively dismantling the structures of white supremacy culture in our organization.
Brittany Walker Pettigrew – Alameda County Social Services Agency – Department of Children and Family Services Program Manager, Prevention and Intake Services Division
Greyson Coyopa Wright – WestCoast Children’s Clinic Youth Advocate Fellow
Lamont Thomas – A Better Way Parent Engagement Program PEP Parent Advocate
Marya Wright – Alameda County Social Services Agency – Department of Children and Family Services Child Welfare Worker, Dependency Investigations