Total Credits: 4 including 2 Category I CE, 2 Category II CEs
**This course does not meet the Implicit Bias requirement.
This course describes some of the historical and contemporary forms of structural oppression and racism that target Black individuals and communities in Baltimore City and highlights some key figures and events in the resistance to these things. Structural oppression and anti-Black racism are pervasive throughout various systems in Baltimore, including education, criminal justice, healthcare, religious institutions, housing, transportation, and the economy. While this course touches on several of these systems, it focuses, particularly on how specific policies and practices that were racist and anti-Black have had a significant impact on individual and community access to jobs, housing, and wealth, detrimentally leading to many of the struggles we see in Baltimore today.
This seminar includes a 2-hour asynchronous online course that will introduce participants to the concept of using the city of Baltimore as a representation of other cities, communities, and populations that experience and the work that has been and is being done to resist its impact. It also includes a 2- hour live, interactive webinar to dive deeper into the implications of colonization (gentrification), and oppression.
Please watch the asynchronous (video) course before attending the live session on August 19, 2022. Also, note that you have to spend at least two hours on the course and complete the quiz in order to receive credit.
**This course presents only a small part of the story of oppression and resistance – it does not represent all of the communities, groups, populations, and issues that deserve attention.
Mercedes is a LCSW-C (licensed certified social worker-clinics who currently works as The Coordinator for Hate & Bias Response and Prevention at a local university where she is focusing on providing education around issues of bias and equity. She is also an adjunct faculty at University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is a local Baltimorean with a background focused in treatment of identity based trauma with Black and Brown womxn in Baltimore city. She practices from the belief that we all have the power to harm and help each other and if we do not take responsibility to understand that power we will do more harm than good. Her practice is rooted in helping others understand and take responsibility for the role of self in dismantling White Supremacy.
As the School of Social Work’s first assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Neijma Celestine-Donnor will help lead the school's diversity and anti-oppression efforts and guide the achievement of a new standard for inclusive excellence. As a member of the dean’s executive leadership team, Celestine-Donnor has a strategic position responsible for promoting and enabling an inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff while championing organizational change.
Grounded in pursuing social justice for minority populations and supporting equity in higher education, Celestine-Donnor is an experienced leader focused on providing strategic oversight for protocols, services, and policies related to campus climate. She uses her clinical and conflict resolution skills to provide individual and systemic trauma-informed outreach, advocacy, and support for all. Her extensive experience developing, facilitating, and assessing professional development workshops, training, and programming designed to enhance the intercultural competency of students, faculty, and staff will be a tremendous benefit to the school.
Celestine-Donnor comes to the school from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she served as director of campus climate support and engagement in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a 2009 graduate of the School of Social Work’s MSW program and previously served as a clinical training instructor and adjunct faculty member at the school. In addition, Celestine-Donnor is studying for a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore.
Category I and II Maryland BSWE Requirement
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 2 Category I and 2 Category II Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.
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If you have difficulty paying the full price of the course, limited scholarships are available. Please contact, Neijma Celestine-Donnor, LCSW-C, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
** Please note that we understand payment is challenging for everyone at this time. However, these scholarships are limited and meant for those who are currently struggling financially.
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists and all those interested in topic.
|Availability||Module Title||Speaker||Credits||Course Type||Duration||Course Details|
|At the time of purchase||
History of Oppression and Resistance (A-synchronous)
Neijma Celestine-Donnor, LCSW-C Amanda Lehning, MSW, PhD
|Total Credits: 2 including 2 Category II CEs||SCORM||2 Hours||More info »|
|Aug 19, 2022 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)||
History of Oppression and Resistance (Webinar Session)
Mercedes L. Hightower, LCSW-C Emma Kupferman, LISW, LCSW-C
|Total Credits: 2 including 2 Category I CE||Webinar||2 Hours||More info »|
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