Milagros Phillips

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Race Literacy & Healing
Sunday, June 27; 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.; Argyros Main Stage
Racism is a deep historical wound passed down from generation to generation. To heal from racism, we need continued education, conversation, and strategy. This program draws on history, science, research and storytelling, providing context for our current crises, and introducing essential practices for staying centered and creating peace in a toxic environment.

Speaker, seminar leader and author of 11 Reasons to Become Race Literate: A Pocket Guide to a New Conversation and 8 Essentials to a Race Conversation: A Manual to a New Dialogue, specializes in transforming relationships between people of different backgrounds and creating a safe space to engage in difficult conversation. Her powerful approach leaves participants empowered, inspired and hopeful. Milagros’ program, Race Demystified & the Healing Process, has been presented for more than 15 years to Fortune 100 Companies, colleges, universities and communities throughout the US. She co-developed the Race Equity Framework Model to End HIV for The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), she has been invited to be a blogger for the Community and Culture’s Dialogue on Public Libraries at the Aspen Institute, and the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution has incorporated Race Demystified & the Healing Process as part of the curriculum in their conflict resolution certification training.
Milagros was the senior consultant with Search for Common Ground and The Faith and Politics Institute as they worked collaboratively to develop Congressional Conversations on Race (CCR). Her three-part approach to a race conversation became the foundation for CCR, and she co-facilitated the program for three years. This program assisted members of Congress in crafting a productive conversation about race leading to community action and collaboration.
Milagros was the Founding Executive Director of “The National Resource Center for the Healing of Racism.” She has served as Expert in Residence for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Michigan State University uses part of her Transformation, Race, and Healing program, to train their diversity facilitators. Milagros trained over one thousand employees, executive staff and board members at a Fortune 100 Insurance Company. The transformation within the organization was so profound that one executive said, “We don’t even interview the same way anymore.” Milagros is a speaker and also develops and facilitates customized seminars and programs on race for the private and corporate sectors.
Her newest book Cracking the Healers Code: A Prescription for Healing Racism and Finding Wholeness, will be published in August 2021.