Dominique Morgan is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, she works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of incarceration as a youth (which included 18 months of solitary confinement) with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and its impacts on our community.
Dominique is a NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, 2020 Ten Oustanding Young Omahans (TOYO) recipient, and National Juvenile Justice Network 2019-2020 Fellow. She is currently completing her capstone project for studies in the Georgetown University System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program.
Often times when oppressed or system-impacted communities issue a call to an action – denouncement of white supremacy, racism (in the workplace, or attempting to seek medical services for example), or trauma in general – those who possess the power to dismantle the systems that perpetuate these harms express confusion, fear, and powerlessness. In this session we will break down the algebraic equation of power in hopes to build a community rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We will indicate the barriers to equitable health experiences for marginalized communities, examine key steps to dismantling systemic oppression within your agency and work practice, and plan action steps that will position attendees to jump-start a plan of action in their agency.