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Next BSFO listening session: Finding Your Voice

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, UCOP’s Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) will host the third listening session in its “We Need to Talk” series (PDF), Finding Your Voice.

Taking place via Zoom from 3-4:30 p.m. (PT), this session is primarily focused around finding one’s strength, despite the prevailing circumstances that Black people face. Learn how to change what you can control, versus situations that you cannot control. Find your strength and voice so you can live your best life!

The Zoom information for this event will be posted in the BSFO Slack. If you would like to be added to this channel, please contact Ghanya Thomas or Latascha Magness-Cotton.

For event questions, please contact Ola Popoola.

About the “We Need to Talk” series

Facilitated by Ola Popoola, these sessions provide a powerful opportunity for Black-identified staff (those who identify as Black/African-American, or who are of African descent) to connect with peers around personal experiences related to anti-Blackness and systematic racism. In addition to giving an opportunity for participants to share experiences within a supportive group of colleagues, Ola will provide strategies for coping with trauma, community-building and empowerment.

About Ola

In addition to serving as director of reporting and analytics for Institutional Research and Academic Planning at OP, Ola Popoola is the founder of Divine Strategies for Living, where she serves as a keynote speaker, life coach, personal development coach and career coach. As chief encouragement officer, she has provided leadership training, strategic planning services, staff development and executive coaching for a variety of professionals and industries. She holds graduate degrees in information technology and psychology.

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