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CRTIC: Each One Reach One

Episode 2, with Eva Santiago and Bernadette Spooner Thompson

You won’t want to miss a minute of this bold, broad, bravely-honest, bias-busting conversation. Eva Santiago is a former police officer turned certified Bikram Yoga Instructor, community activist, personal nutritionist, and self-described “healthy life fanatic” who currently serves as Program Coordinator for Plaza Comunitaria in Kansas City Public Schools where she advocates for the needs of the Latinx community, Dreamers, DACA recipients, and our undocumented sisters and brothers. Bernadette Spooner Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified K-12 school counselor who works in urban school settings where she regularly facilitates uncomfortable yet important conversations, especially across racial lines, and shares on the YouTube channel, Woman to Woman: Conversations in Black and White. Both Bernadette and Eva remind us that trauma-informed practices are not currently synonymous with creating diverse, equitable, inclusive environments, and they share practical, powerful ways we can do better, from fostering mental health in ALL our students, to responding to bias in ourselves and others, to engaging in truly trauma-informed self-care.