Please join us for our Membership Meeting scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020. This meeting will take place by Zoom and is scheduled for 11:00am to 1:00pm Central Time. CHASCo members are encouraged to share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested, including student affairs professionals, counselors, compliance officers, administrators, etc. All are welcome to join us Click here to register.
Professional Development: Everything Matters: Considerations for Serving People with Marginalized Identities
Session Description: In our efforts to provide service while keeping issues of equity and inclusivity in mind, it is important to consider how power and privilege come into play. How do the “isms” (forms of oppression) intersect with risk and protective factors? How can we enhance our advocacy work? How do we move forward in ways that honor all identities and don’t inadvertently create walls with the people who we most want to connect to and serve?
-To equip you to better advocate with your campus and community for a client-centered, trauma-informed approach that takes into account the intersections between substance abuse and oppression.
-Explore historical and cultural influences on clients who are part of marginalized identity groups and the communities in which they live.
-Provide specific recommendations for your work
Chimi Boyd-Keyes: Chimi’s mission is to help people realize their highest potential by connecting to their Purpose. As a successful entrepreneur and much sought after consultant, speaker, trainer and grant writer, she is passionate about creating programs and initiatives that develop leaders and promote an equitable, inclusive environment. As a seasoned Higher Education professional for 18 years, Chimi has worked extensively on women’s and gender issues and topics relating to other marginalized populations. She has directed two university Women’s Centers, one at a historically black university (HBCU) and one at a predominantly white university (PWI). She also was at the helm of a volunteerism/social justice organization, and has led a program designed to help at-risk youth pursue higher education. (Full Bio on Website here)
Chimi is a co-Principal Investigator of the only published study that exists on Sexual Assault at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and has been a consultant for the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, Research Triangle Institute, the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, several other state coalitions, the US Army, in addition to numerous colleges and non-profits all over the US. She also serves on both NC Domestic Violence Prevention and Sexual Assault Prevention taskforces.
She co-founded Helpers and Advocates for Violence Ending Now (HAVEN), an award-winning program which trains faculty, staff, and students to be allies for students who are survivors of sexual and relationship violence and stalking, and Circle of Sisters, an initiative dedicated to women’s leadership development. She has successfully applied for and has been awarded over $2 million in grants and sponsorships. Chimi is proud to have created a bystander intervention training specifically for HBCUs and students of color at all colleges and universities called “Bout That Life,” a leadership development program for high school girls and college women of color called “ShElect” and a spoken word tool for people of color to talk about gender-based violence “WOKE: Telling Our Stories. Healing Our Communities.”
A native of Durham, NC, Chimi is proud to have received both her BA and MA in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University, respectively.
More information is available at http://www.chimi.biz.