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Exploring Racial Equity Values with Grace and Intention

Feb. 3, 2021

Unpacking the current moment of racial polarization is a critical step in exploring how a new world of equity and justice is possible.

Feb. 3, 2021

The MU School of Social Work is pleased to invite members of the Mizzou community to a discussion led by Reena Hajat Carroll, executive director of the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ).

  • What: Exploring Racial Equity Values with Grace and Intention
  • When: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19

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This session is rooted in the belief that opportunities to address injustice exist at every moment in our daily lives. Participants will discuss racial justice values, lived experiences, and  how to align our values with actions to address racism. Everyone can build skills to challenge racism, prejudice and discrimination. The first step towards transformation begins with dialogue.

Space is limited. Register today to receive the Zoom link.

This event is sponsored by the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; School of Health Professions; and School of Social Work.

About Reena Hajat Carroll

Reena serves as the executive director of the the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism through education, conflict resolution, and advocacy.

A seasoned executive director, Reena has more than a decade of experience facilitating, teaching, and strengthening nonprofit operations and governance. She has trained over 11,000 people throughout the United States from the corporate, education, and nonprofit workplaces.

Her commitment to social justice is driven by experiencing first-hand the collective impact within a community when dialogue rather than debate becomes the norm. Her passion for working collaboratively with marginalized communities is rooted in her strong belief that equity and inclusion are not negotiable. 

Reena holds a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her undergraduate degree in sociology from Occidental College. She is the recipient of the Bank of America’s Local Hero Award, the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Missouri Lawyers Citizenship Award, and Delux Magazine’s 100 Most Important People Award.

She happily relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 with her husband, 5-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.