As we move forward trying to grow in our knowledge of racism and diversity, it is important to have a basic understanding of the terminology of what we are all talking about. Oftentimes different terms are used incorrectly or in inflammatory ways by the media or others with specific agendas. Join us in this conversation with facilitator Judy Blair as we tackle these topics. We will discuss what it means to be anti racist? What is systemic racism? What does BIPOC mean and how can we start to have real, meaningful conversations that will lead to change in our communities?
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Speaker Name: Judy Blair
Judy Blair is a white woman doing transformational racial equity work in Seattle, specializing in antiracism coaching and caucusing. Her approach is extremely relational, focusing on helping people find their own power and figure out concrete responses to the racial oppression they see or experience every day. She has spent the past decade thinking deeply about how white folks can use their social position to dismantle racist systems and what it means to be a white person doing antiracism work. The majority of her clients are youth-serving organizations, but she has worked with a number of corporations, government entities, and other groups.
Ruka is the woman behind Tiny Treasures Nanny Agency and she knows just how important having a connection is when pairing a nanny with a family. Finding the perfect fit not only gives parents peace of mind but provides a stable and enriched environment for children in the childminder’s care. It is also very important that the childcare providers that she matches feel like they are valued and working with a great family. Ruka is a strong advocate of legal pay for nannies, educating her clients to understand protective classes and hire without discrimination. A nanny herself for over 14 years, now that Ruka is ‘Mom’ to a beautiful little girl, she has an even deeper understanding of how important it is to create these almost perfect matches. With insight on both sides, she has been successfully connecting families with nannies, mannies and babysitters for a very long time. When she is not playing matchmaker to parents and nannies in NYC, Ruka is always looking for more time to studying neuroscience at NYU’s Center for Neuroscience and Hunter College Psychology Department. Her current area of study is adolescent and anxiety-related behaviors due to stress in females.