This webinar will address how campuses need to create cross-campus trauma-informed approaches to racism as ongoing trauma.
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others, and the subsequent global uprisings, campuses will be (re)engaging in discussions about structural racism this Fall. This webinar will address how campuses need to create cross-campus trauma-informed approaches to racism as ongoing trauma.
Trauma is often understood in an individualized framework to be handled primarily by counseling professionals. But racial trauma is collective and structural, ongoing and pervasive. All college faculty, staff, and administrators have a role in responding to racialized trauma, including things like recognizing when a student of color is experiencing racialized trauma, how seemingly “race-neutral” policies and practices can perpetuate that harm, and what a coordinated trauma-informed approach across campus might look like.
We will also consider what a healing centered approach could be: how to support students (all student, but particularly students of color–individually and collectively) in proactively engaging their own healing. Supporting students of color to find their voices and working with them to transform conditions on campus and in surrounding communities to end structural racism in ways that deepen healing.
The webinar is supposed to be available for at least 60 days after the session on Tuesday.
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm