The Pluralism, Inclusion, and Equity (P.I.E.) series offers workshops and trainings designed to increase our intercultural proficiency so we may provide effective teaching and support services for our diverse student body.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 – 9AM-11:30AM
A panel discussion on creating awareness among district faculty and staff on the layered differences that exists in access to, relevancy and validity of, and barriers to wellness, wellbeing, and mental health practices communities of color. Panelist, via their personal and professional experiences will address racism, bias, and lack of cultural proficiency in the "mainstream" wellness narrative. Further, each panelist will provide participants with intentional practices to utilize in their learning spaces and personal lives.
Meeting ID: 994 8393 1096
Mr. James Woods
James "Dat Yoga Dude" Woods received his BA in Psychology from Xavier University, Louisiana and MA in Clinical Counseling from Mount St Mary's College, Los Angeles. He is also a registered yoga teacher, speaker, mentor, author, educator and community organizer. Check out his book Timmy Tut at timmytut.com and connect with him on @datyogadude and jameswoods.com.
Presentation Title: FEEL FREE 2 FEEL FREE
Many factors contribute to learning and knowledge acquisition. This interactive presentation will focus on tools for balance, stress reduction, and relaxation that each of us as educators can bring to our classrooms, workspaces and into our personal lives.
Dr. Rufus Fuller Pronouns He/Him/His
Dr. Fuller received his BA in psychology from UCLA, and his MA in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTOM) and PhD (DAOM) Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College, Los Angeles. He is a certified massage therapist and Yoga teacher.
Dr Fuller is the Academic Director of Panacea Holistic Institute, CA. and the founder of SOTAS Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture in Long Beach California. Connect with him on Sotas Integrated Medicine, Blakwatter Online,
Presentation Title: Learning from the Learners, Let the students teach
This presentation will focus on student-centered approach to being mindful and removing expectations allowing students and instructors the opportunity to be fully present and fully engaged in their teaching and learning spaces.
Dr. Chao (She/Her)
Dr. Chao received her MA in Cognitive Neuroscience and PhD in Cognitive science from UC Irvine. My greatest joy as an educator is supporting students' success. Her research focuses on individual differences in visual perception in art. She is also a Pedagogical Fellow, at UCI where she develops equity-minded teaching practices to increase student success and well-being.
Presentation Title: Understanding Trauma and Distress in Responding to Student Experiences
Trauma has many forms and can impact the mental and physiological well-being of Black, Brown, and Indigenous students. Approaches in addressing and healing trauma are often rooted in Westernized clinical practices which do not align with the nuances present in racial and generational trauma. We will examine culturally responsive practices we can implement inside and outside the classroom for our marginalized students.
Dr. Amber Rose González (she/her)
Dr, González is a queer Indigenous Xicana from the San Gabriel Valley with deep roots in New Mexico. She is an educator-healer-activist who earned a PhD in Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Amber is a professor of Ethnic Studies at Fullerton College, co-founder of the NOCCCD Native American Faculty and Staff Alliance, member of the UF Racial Justice and Equity Committee, a certified conflict transformation mediator, a dedicated student of yoga and other embodied Indigenous philosophies and modalities, and a writer-researcher with Mujeres de Maiz, an LA-based womxn of color activist collective.