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Healing with Intent: Facilitated discussions on how to process trauma and prepare for the next steps in the fight towards racial justice
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 9:00 AM to Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 5:00 PM CST
Category: TCDIP Events

Healing with Intent: Facilitated discussions on how to process trauma and prepare for the next steps in the fight towards racial justice. 

In light of the traumatic, tragic, and senseless of death of George Floyd, TCDIP is offering space for people to come together with the help of trained facilitators. We continue to send our condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and loved ones. We also acknowledge the trauma and pain associated with the events following Mr. Floyd’s death.

We care deeply about you and your wellbeing. That is why, in the coming weeks, we are offering space for processing the events that have taken place. Abdul M. Omari, PhD in partnership with Jamil Stamschror-Lott will facilitate the conversations. To be clear, this is not a training or scripted presentation. Instead, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming, and open space for us to dialogue, listen, and process together. The programs will have a special focus on supporting Black and people of color who work in predominately white spaces. The program will also focus on helping white allies understand the nature of the trauma that is felt by the community of color in times like these.

Register for one of the sessions using the links below. All legal professionals and law students are welcome to join. Please note that to facilitate these discussions, sessions are limited to 25 participants each. Also note that some sessions are open to specific audiences based on self-identification. 

We have updated - and added more sessions! - to indicate which sessions are full as of 6/8. 

You can sign up for our wait list at this link

Tuesday, June 9 at 9 am (for Black legal professionals)
Tuesday, June 9 at 12 pm (open for all)
Wednesday, June 10 at 1 pm am (open for all)
Thursday, June 11 at 12 pm (for Black legal professionals)
Monday, June 15 at 4:00 PM (for Black legal professionals)
Monday, June 15 at noon (open for all)
Tuesday, June 16 at 9 am (for Black legal professionals and other people of color) 
Thursday, June 18 at 900 AM (for Black legal professionals and other people of color)
Thursday, June 18 at noon (open for all)
Friday, June 19 at 9 am (open for all)
Monday, June 22 at 4:00 PM (open for all)
Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00 PM (open for all)

This event is made possible by sponsorship from:

Bowman and Brooke
Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath
Fredrikson & Byron
Robins Kaplan
US Bank
UnitedHealth Group
Wells Fargo

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Minnesota Asian American Pacific Bar Association
Minnesota Hispanic  Bar Association
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers

More information about our facilitators: 

Abdul M. Omari
CEO - AMO Enterprise

Dr. Abdul M. Omari holds a B.A. in global studies, a master’s of public policy, and a PhD in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota.

Abdul's research is focused on the perceptions of mentoring and the role of Cultural Intelligence within mentoring relationships. For several years, he has taught leadership courses for undergraduate students. Abdul is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which helps people better connect in individual and team settings through leadership seminars and keynotes.

Abdul is devoted to civic and public service. He served six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors for the YMCA Greater Twin Cities, AchieveMpls, and Civic Eagle. Abdul has been featured in Minnesota Business Magazine's "Young Entrepreneurs". In 2019, he was selected as one of ten people from the Twin Cities to participate in the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School, and in 2020 was selected as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Omari is a proud native of Minneapolis, Minnesota with immigrant parents from Kenya and Jordan and is a sucker for a good TV show and an avid sports fan.

Jamil Stamschror-Lott 
Co-founder & CEO – Creative Kuponya

Jamil holds a B.A. in Sociology from Marquette University, and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Augsburg University. He is currently a licensed mental health professional in the state of Minnesota.

Jamil and his wife Sara founded Creative Kuponya, a mental health organization focusing on out of the box and creative methodologies to bring about healing for individuals, communities and businesses. He practices psychotherapy with individuals, hosts community healing sessions, and works with businesses to incorporate mental health, diversity, and inclusion through a therapeutic lens.Jamil teaches Diversity & Equity coursework in Augsburg University’s Clinical Graduate Social Work program.

Jamil is deeply committed to his family and his community. He loves reading books to his 2yr old daughter. He enjoys problem solving, assessing situations, grappling with and creating new opportunities. He excels at finding success in situations that seem to offer few solutions. Jamil was awarded Mentor of the year in 2016 & 2017 by New Lens Urban Mentoring. He received the Teacher Leader Award in 2017, was inducted into Como Park High school Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016 and named Marquette University’s Young Alumni of the Year in 2014 for his innovative uplifting socially inclusive work in St. Paul, Minnesota.