Business Women's Leadership Group Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Industrious Pearl Street, 1919 14th Street Boulder, CO 80302
Fee: Free for Members, $45 for Non-Members.
If you are not a member and would like to attend as our guest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addressing Structural Racism with Action
About the panel
Ana Silvia Avendaño-Curiel
Equity Policy Advisor, City of Boulder
Originally from Mexico City, Ana Silvia immigrated to the United States at the age of 13 with her siblings and her mother, who earned a work-visa as an educator. She is a Daniels Fund Scholar which afforded her the opportunity in earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Gender Studies; and two minors in Spanish and French from Colorado State University. Her journey in social justice, advocacy and social work began in 2009 when she served as an advocate for under-represented domestic violence survivors at a local non-profit, and then as a school-based family and services coordinator for families of all backgrounds. Over the years, she has facilitated many racial equity trainings and participated in panels that focused on race, gender and immigration. In her current new role as Equity Policy Advisor for the City of Boulder, she is passionate and energized to work alongside all stakeholders to create intentional transformation in current programs, policies and practices across all areas within an institution. She has been afforded privileges in this country and feels a great sense of responsibility to do her part to continue to serve, inspire and elevate others. Ana Silvia is currently involved in various leadership groups in her community, including as a principal dancer for ArtistiCO Dance Company in Denver. Though her most rewarding and precious role is that of a parent of her three bi-racial children, being raised bilingual & bicultural to be the next generation of leaders.
Jeffrey Kass is an award-winning author, speaker, lawyer, diversity trainer, and thought leader on race and society. He has been recognized as one of the top fifty writers worldwide on racism. Jeffrey’s pieces have won multiple writing awards, and he was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize literary award. Dr. Cornel West called Jeffrey's recent book,The Rona Diaries. One World.Two Pandemics., "wise and witty." The book journals through COVID and racism with depth and humor. Jeffrey serves on executive board of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado, an organization providing important leadership skills to emerging young Black professionals, as treasurer on the board of Denver Delta, Inc., which assists Black and other underserved communities in the areas of health and education, and he's a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council, where he works on social justice issues and outreach to other communities. He is above all a proud father of three young adults.
Shawn Trenell O’Neal
Shawn Trenell O’Neal is a PhD candidate in the Department of Critical Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, in addition to a renowned DJ and audio producer. His research include: African American studies, musicology, ethnomusicology, queer and trans of color critique, and women of color feminisms. He is currently developing an interdisciplinary, and intersectional theoretical concept called Audio Intersectionality (A.I). A.I. can be defined as conjoining intersectional contexts such as race, gender, sexuality, class, with sound, music, and performance studies to evaluate the methods in which sound, music, and social performance are utilized operationally as strategies of resistance and platforms of activism (survival).
About Business Women's Leadership Group
As one of the strongest and most active groups within the Boulder Chamber, Business Women's Leadership Group (BWLG) provides Boulder's community of business women with education, networking, leadership, and recognition through informative and professional programs.
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