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A CONVERSATION WITH CECILIA MUÑOZ: Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise

July 9, 2020
6 pm to 9 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Please note that this talk will be hosted live online.

 

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Women of color are more visible and powerful than ever, achieving higher levels of success, and blazing new paths for future generations. These women are pioneers, finding their own way in otherwise white-dominated arenas.

As the first Latinx person to direct national domestic policy issues, Cecilia Muñoz knows the difficulties of getting ahead without trailblazers to follow. In Cecilia’s latest book, More than Ready, she offers lessons inspired by both the challenges she faced and the victories she achieved in the White House. Cecilia’s own life and work taught her tactical tools, tools that women of color can look to, and be inspired by, to reach unprecedented levels of power and success—without compromising who they are.

Join Cecilia as she shares invaluable insights about working through fear, overcoming injustices, facing down detractors, and more.

 

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Women of color are more visible and powerful than ever, achieving higher levels of success, and blazing new paths for future generations. These women are pioneers, finding their own way in otherwise white-dominated arenas.

As the first Latinx person to direct national domestic policy issues, Cecilia Muñoz knows the difficulties of getting ahead without trailblazers to follow. In Cecilia’s latest book, More than Ready, she offers lessons inspired by both the challenges she faced and the victories she achieved in the White House. Cecilia’s own life and work taught her tactical tools, tools that women of color can look to, and be inspired by, to reach unprecedented levels of power and success—without compromising who they are.

Join Rachel Bryant, CIIS Office of Diversity and Inclusion Officer, for a conversation with Cecilia as she shares invaluable insights about working through fear, overcoming injustices, facing down detractors, and more.

 

Please note that this talk will be hosted live online.

Instructions on how to join the conversation will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu.

Cecilia Munoz

Cecilia Muñoz served for eight years on President Obama’s senior staff, becoming the nation’s longest serving Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Before the White House, she served for 20 years at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US) and earned a MacArthur Fellowship for her work on immigration and civil rights. She is now the Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America and author of the new book More Than Ready: Be Strong, Be You… and other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise. A Detroit native and the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia, she is also a wife and mother of two grown daughters.

 

Rachel Bryant

Rachel D. Bryant serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, where she earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Community Mental Health. Her passion and research interests situate her life-work and scholarship at the intersection of social justice, education, and psychology. She is working to facilitate closure between knowledge production in institutions and the need for knowledge in communities traditionally excluded. She serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Undergraduate Studies Programs at CIIS. Rachel is also a Core Member of the Healing Clinic Collective, which provides loving traditional healing sessions to people from especially traumatized populations in the Bay Area. As a teacher-student, Rachel honors the wisdom and intelligence of everyday people, the human body, and the natural world. She confidently believes that all people have the innate wisdom and intelligence to serve as healers and educators in their communities. When Rachel is not working, you can find her creating multimedia artworks, gardening, or in the kitchen experimenting with soul food from around the world. She lives in East Oakland with her daughter.

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July 09 2020

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Date: July 9
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $8 – $15
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