Session 2H: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Anti-Racism and Accountability in Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention
Track: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
In this workshop, participants will explore anti-racism, racial equity, anti-Blackness, and accountability in child abuse prevention and intervention. How do we work together to ensure justice for Black families impacted by the child welfare system? We will identify how systems may perpetuate delusions of white supremacy in ways that harm Black clients and families, and identify specific actions participants can take to build anti-racism into their work.
Master Facilitator and CEO
Empress Rules Equity Consulting
Kheoshi Owens, MBA - Empress Rules Equity Consulting is a MBE/WBE/ESB certified firm founded by Kheoshi Owens. Empress Rules' mission is to eradicate racism in institutions so that Black, Indigenous, People of Color are able to thrive. Empress Rules commits to eradicating racism through promoting access to mentoring, economic, emotional and spiritual healing opportunities for BIPOC communities. Empress Rules commits to supporting organizations and individuals who, through action, work to eliminate racism by centering BIPOC voices in the institutionalization of equitable practices in company culture, policies, practices, procedures, and way of being. Kheoshi Owens is a Master Facilitator and specializes in AREI (Anti-racism, Racial Equity & Inclusion) Strategic Planning, Workshops, Executive Coaching, Community Engagement, and Business Development. Kheoshi Owens is a mother, activist, tennis fanatic, and North Portland Native and is a consultant to executives, doctors, governing bodies, unions, and legislative bodies as Village Family Capital, the City of Gresham, the City of Salem, Portland Public Schools, Energy Trust of Oregon, TRC Industries, Prosper Portland, City of Portland Auditor’s Office and more. Kheoshi Owens is one of 4 AREI consultants selected to create the Culture Change Roadmap for organizations participating in the Portland Means Progress Initiative for the City of Portland.