The DHS Equity Speaker Series is an avenue for DHS to actively support conversations about racial equity which is part of our theory of change to advance racial equity. The purpose of the speaker series is to help normalize conversations about race by introducing racial equity concepts to staff and providers. The series also offers professional development opportunities, tools and resources.

TL Lewis: March 14, 2024

Introduction to Disability Justice

This workshop will explore the past and present nexus between racism, classism, ableism, and structural inequity, focusing in particular on multiply-marginalized people.


Alex Locust: May 14, 2024

Community Building Practices Through a Disability Justice Accessibility Culture Lens

Alex Locust is a Black biracial, queer, disability justice educator, activist, and "Glamputee" who celebrates the harmony of his identities to help create the world they want to see.


Ericka Huggins: January 26, 2024

Creating a toolkit for resiliency

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Dr. Yodit Betru: November 16, 2023

Trauma-Informed Race-Sensitive Work: How do you actually do it?

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D’Lo: September 22, 2023

Using comedy to heal trauma

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Tim Wise: July 19, 2023

DEI (diversity-equity-inclusion) or DOA (dead on arrival)? How to move beyond window dressing to achieve institutional equity

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