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Fostering Brave, Inclusive, and Accountable Spaces

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Changing culture includes creating environments for open dialogue, exploring diverse perspectives, and promoting inclusivity and respect. This training will familiarize community health center (CHC) professionals with foundational Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) knowledge and the terminology of belonging. Further, the training will help empower CHCs to build capacity to transform their organizations.

In this interactive training, participants will:
• Recognize power and privilege in relation to social identity
• Understand the business case for diversity in the workplace and why it is not enough
• Learn effective strategies that foster brave and inclusive workplace culture for the organization’s future
• Challenge community health centers to take charge of at least one action item

Presented by Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh, JEDI Consultant and Instructional Faculty + Artivist

Complimentary for CCALAC Members and Affiliates

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Instructor Biography:

Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh (she/hers) is a trauma-informed facilitator, speaker, author and educator with a deep commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in educational and organizational contexts. With a distinct focus on intersectionality, she approaches every initiative with an appreciation for the interconnected nature of identity and the challenges faced by marginalized communities. Dr. Nooshin is a trilingual, passionate advocate for professional development, leveraging her expertise to enhance practitioner efficacy, and cultivate a more inclusive and equitable workplace climate. Her clients include school districts, universities, politicians, Fortune 500 companies, and more.

A skilled spoken-word artist, she advocates for empowerment and awareness of the global community of historically marginalized women and survivors of violence, as well as a nuanced and deeper understanding of identity and society around us. On the day of the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018, she was asked to perform her “Survivor Solidarity” poem in front of over 22,000 people, and was picked up by World Stage Press soon after. Her poetry book WOMXN, gives voice to the survivorhood and resistance of a womxn’s existence in America in the form of chapters that demonstrate ways in which WOMXN can be emotionally unhoused in exile, empowered in solidarity and more. Visit her at

This course is generously sponsored by Cedars-Sinai.


June 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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