Session I Featured Speakers

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a former Associate Professor of Education. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the University of Washington. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative Training. She has numerous publications and books, including, ā€œWhat Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet, Salon, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.



Martin Guggenheim is the Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law where he co-teaches the Family Defense Clinic. He is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the National Alliance for Parent Representation, a long-time advocate for quality representation for parents in child welfare proceedings, and a well-known scholar in the area of children and the law.




Chauncey StrongĀ uses his personal experience in the child welfare system and 23 years of professional experience working with children and families to bring a unique perspective when training child welfare professionals, foster and adoptive parents and youth in foster care. Through his training and motivational speaking he hopes to inspire, motivate and challenge his audience to definitive action to improve the outcomes of children and families involved in the child welfare system. He is currently a consultant for the Center for StatesĀ Child Welfare Capacity Building CollaborativeĀ