Mercedes L. Hightower, LCSW-C
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.