In the aftermath of the trial of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has organized three virtual Zoom groups on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for students, faculty, and staff to join together to help bring about racial healing in our community.
In this space, students, faculty, and staff who are Black/African American/African Descendants of Enslaved People can process their responses to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. This space offers us an opportunity to explore and process our immediate thoughts and feelings related to the verdict, create a circle of emotional support, and discuss ways that we can transform our pain into activism. This space is trauma-informed which means that you will be supported even if you wish to be present but remain silent.
Bio: Dr. Jinaki Flint (she/her) serves as a Clinical Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator at the Tulane University Counseling Center. Jinaki is a career college counselor trained in trauma treatment and certified in multicultural counseling. She is also a consultant and educator to the university community and beyond on topics of anti-racism, embodied sexuality, community engagement, and trauma- and culturally-informed pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Professor of African American Psychology at Tulane. Jinaki attained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia and she is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Louisiana.
This space is intended to support white students, faculty and staff to process the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin and how anti-Blackness manifests in our daily lives, our work and our responses to high profile police murders of Black people. We hope to create a space for honesty, vulnerability and collective accountability. We hope to create a space to feel and connect with our emotions, but also to listen deeply and respond to the ongoing call for white people to step up and interrupt our collective legacy of violence, now in this moment and moving forward. We will look at how anti-Blackness shows up in our ambivalence to state violence, our tendency to play into the “white savior complex”, ways we consciously and unconsciously sabotage Black leadership, and the ways we uphold white supremacy when we prioritize white comfort, “order,” and allegiance to the status quo.
Bio: Ben Brubaker is Program Manager for Social Justice and Student Leadership at the Tulane Center for Public Service. They are a white, trans non-binary, disabled poet, parent, organizer and facilitator working at the intersections of anti-racism, disability justice and prison-industrial-complex abolition. Ben graduated from Tulane with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Philosophy, a Masters of Liberal Arts, and is now a trainer/organizer-in-training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
Meeting ID: 992 7263 0171
In this space, students, faculty, and staff who are non-Black People of Color can process their responses to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. We will have space for us to examine our immediate thoughts and feelings related to the verdict, as well as space to examine how we have internalized anti-Black racism and ways we can unlearn anti-Black racism in our personal and professional lives.
Bio: Anneliese Singh (she/they) serves as Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and Chief Diversity Officer and leads the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Tulane. Anneliese engages NIH-funded, longitudinal research with trans and nonbinary communities, with an emphasis on BIPOC and young people. Anneliese is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook and the Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook.
Meeting ID: 968 0355 5273