Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Closing Keynote: Creating Lasting Change: Collective Perspectives from Women of Color with Lived Experience in Foster Care

In this inspiring and hopeful panel discussion, Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, Ángela Quijada-Banks, and Semico Parson, three women of color and former foster youth, will share their individual experiences with foster care and their collective perspectives on what providers need to know to best support children and youth living in foster care today. They will share their feelings on quality of life after aging out of care, discuss how they moved forward, and offer insights on how we create lasting change in our communities by engaging in tough conversations about disproportionality and race equity in child welfare.  

Presenters: Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, Ángela Quijada-Banks and Semico Parson, former foster youth with lived experience; and Cortney Jones, Founder and Director, Change 1 as moderator

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