Real Talk, Good Action: Interrupting and Dismantling the Institutional Racism

Everything is connected from systems of Education, Mental Health, Workplace, Justice, Housing, and daily forms of oppression. In 2020 where almost everyone seems to acknowledge that Racism is alive and real in our society, then left wondering “what’s next?” If this pandemic has also uncovered uncomfortable truths, we can also assure that the pandemic has shown us how truly disconnected we are with ourselves, our communities, and our society. The forms of oppression that exist in multi-layers are individual, intrapersonal, institutional, and societal in our daily practices. 

For this session, the attendees will have the opportunity to listen, understanding oppression in all forms, and ways to interrupt and dismantle the systems of oppression with healing tools. This space is to also offer an initiation to see the agent of change within ourselves.

If you are interested in attending this event live, please sign up to receive a link. If you’re not able to attend live, please do not register to allow others to participate live. The ‘Real Talk, Good Action’ webinar series will be recorded and made available online for anyone – we ask that you be mindful of this opportunity and sign up only if you are planning to attend live. Additionally, if you are hearing and interested in attending this webinar, we respectfully ask that you watch the recording when it’s made available after the event so Deaf people are able to participate live. 

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Malibu Barron is smiling.

Malibu Barron, MA (she/her) is a Multiracial Deaf Woman who has presented workshops, training, and consultation to over 2,000+ people from community members, agencies, organizations, programs, schools, interpreters, and board members in the past ten years. She presented topics by using courageous conversation principles related to trauma-responsive practices, secondary trauma stress symptoms, identities, Antibias, Antiracist, and the works of daily Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI). She had worked in different schools (Texas School for the Deaf, Maryland School for the Deaf, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School) as a school counselor from 3-22 years old as well as working in non-profit organization, Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) as a counselor, educator, and outreach. Malibu is currently working as Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion, Director of People Operations, an OMBUDS contractor, ongoing training contracts to different non-profits, and a Board President of American Society for the Deaf Children. Most of all, Malibu is a proud single mom to two Deaf children – Jack and Avanti who she lovingly calls them the “Java Kids”. She enjoys drinking homemade coffee and reading a good book, and has a newfound love for traveling.

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