Voices of Equity – Internalized Oppression is Not My Identity
From the speaker:
“How do you build a complete sense of self worth?” The million dollar question, right? Well, if you’ve read the self-help books I’ve read, you’d think the answer is “positive thinking!” and “affirmations!” However, I’ve found this answer to be incomplete and insufficient. Naming, identifying, and internally dismantling the systems rooted in white supremacy which govern our bodies—and very existence—is crucial to building a self love that is radical, sustainable, and transformational. Join me, Robin Brown, as I share my journey to radical self love outside of white supremacy.
Robin Brown (she/her/hers) – Robin is a Black, Trans, immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, whose work is rooted in advocacy, equity, and justice. Through her arduous efforts of overcoming the barriers placed in organizations by institutional oppression was born a fierce passion for working toward dismantling it. Driving her is the idea that we can design an equitable work ecosystem that encompasses us all regardless of social identity. She is grounded in her purpose and from this root of strength transmits an expansive peacefulness. Her perspective has gifted her with the skill to connect individual experience with systemic design, and through the power of storytelling she provokes thought, emotion, and action toward institutional change. Robin builds deep connections in all the work she does, from connecting the dots as to why our work makes an impact, to creating meaningful connections with clients. Her way of building connections is quietly powerful
Recognizing that ZOOM fatigue and flexible workstyles are a must, Zapproved in partnership with Cinder, created a ten minute morning program to highlight a member of the community to talk about their lived experiences with equity and inclusion.