Healing In Community: Shifting the Burden of Dismantling Systemic Racism

A two-day conference for those in mental and behavioral healthcare, education, youth services, faith, government, activism, and the broader community. All are welcome.

At KCTI’s 6th annual fall conference we will gather once again in community to lift up the voices of those experiencing the greatest burdens of systemic oppression.

Panel: Shifting the burden of dismantling systemic racism: Exploring paths to healing 

The panel will explore the personal and professional impact racism has on each of us. They will discuss their experiences with shifting the burden of systemic racism. The group will process the individual and collective strategies needed to overcome the effects of institutional racism and more.

Panel Facilitator by: Larry Tucker 

Mr. Tucker is an LMFT.  He is also the owner and CEO of Kente Circle and the Kente Circle Training Institute.  Larry has over two decades in social service as a family therapist, educator and clinical supervisor. Larry is also a trainer and consultant to agencies who are interested in enhancing their cultural knowledge and experiences with their staff and clients. As a trainer and consultant his goal is to inspire people to resist giving into the fear that comes with the unknown. Fear has a way of immobilizing people and their dreams. Larry hopes to encourage clients to lean into their fears and difficult conversations by being curious about what they don’t understand.

Panel Members:

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP 

Resmaa is a healer, trauma specialist and author of two books, including My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (September 2017). His work has been featured on MPR News, Oprah and The Dr. Phil Show.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo 

Robin is a lecturer, trainer and author of three books including White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism (summer 2018). Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in AlterNet, Salon, NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.

Dr. Richard Lee 

Rich is a professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he engages in community-based research with an emphasis on race and ethnicity. The practical applications of his work include bias-interrupting protocols used to promote workplace equity.

Dr. Laiel Baker-Dekrey 

Laiel is the training director and a staff psychologist at the Indian Health Board in Minneapolis. Her work in the community focuses on decolonized and indigenized approaches to healing individual, collective, generational and ancestral trauma.

Imam Makram El-Amin 

Makram is the head of Masjid An-Nur in North Minneapolis where his work extends beyond supporting those who call the mosque their spiritual home. He does a range of advocacy work in the neighborhood and broader community to promote cross-cultural understanding, immigration reform, home ownership, and civic engagement.


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