The March 2019 FPA Latino Knowledge Circle will be held on Thursday, March 28th at 2 pm ET.
Special guests Roberto Montoya and Michele Trujillo, EdD, will be presenting, "Has Internalized Racism and Impostor Syndrome Held You or Your Clients Back?"
For this call, we tapped two diversity in education experts to discuss internalized racism and impostor syndrome and how they may have impacted your or your clients’ careers. We encourage callers to take the brief Impostor Syndrome quiz on the FPA Latino Knowledge Circle site prior to the call. This call is relevant to all planners from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage discussion and participation.
Roberto Montoya is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Studies and Research Program at the University of Colorado, Denver, focusing on urban education. He is the co-founder of Research Advocacy in Critical Education (R.A.C.E.), a think-tank for Coloradan researchers and activists cultivating critical work and supporting local communities. He has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. He has a master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from Regis University and his research focuses on critical race theory, Latino critical race theory (LatCrit), critical Whiteness studies, critical pedagogy, hip-hop pedagogy, performance and intersectionality. He is also a graduate of the Denver, Colo.-based Latino Leadership Institute. He currently serves as the manager of diversity and engagement at Denver International Airport, where he is tasked with implementing diversity, inclusion, and engagement efforts, while also guiding organizational culture to support equity and enablement.
Dr. Michele Terese Trujillo was born and raised in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. She has worked as a professional educator for the past 20 years and is currently serving as the director of the Antonito Homeschool Consortium under the non-profit organization Conejos Clean Water. Michele is concerned with social, environmental and food justice issues of the rural communities in the Valley and how these inequities impact education for students; this is her primary focus. Michele presents nationally and internationally on educational topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion and has publications that focus on the educational implications for culturally and linguistically diverse students in rural schools. Michele earned her Ed.D. in 2011 from Northern Arizona University, a Master of Arts degree in special education in 1999 from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1994 from Colorado State University. Michele is actively involved in her community by serving on various committees and is a valued member of the CCW board through her school and community connections.