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B1 (AT CAPACITY) Racism's Impact on the Youth We Serve (half-day)

Racism's impact on the youth we serve and those we choose not to serve has and continues to have traumatic generational consequences on families and our community. The disproportionate number of youth of color represented in the Juvenile Justice system and in the Department of Child Services is not accidental and understanding why this happens is crucial to changing it. After examining how we got to this point and the role we play in this race construct, we will explore ways of interrupting this cycle and changing the way we engage those we're supposed to serve with equity. We will also discuss how we are often not serving our white youth due to biases based on race.

This is a half-day seminar. When you register for it in Workshop B, you'll automatically be registered for Part 2 in Workshop C.

Presenter Bios:

Jill English has worked with abused and neglected youth and their families for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Central Indiana Undoing Racism Initiative at Child Advocates and previously served as a Guardian at Litem. Jill is a facilitator for Spirit and Places Powerful Conversations on Race and a trainer for The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Annie Hostetter has been working on social justice issues for over a decade moving from post-Katrina New Orleans, the mountains of North Carolina, Tanzania, and Vermont before returning to her native Indianapolis. She is currently the Undoing Racism Project Coordinator, wrangles two beautiful children, and continues to organize with SURJ Indy and other local organizations. 



Jill English, BA, Annie Hostetter, MA