The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to adapt swiftly to enormous shifts in priorities and uncertainties in our work and community. As our operations move online, how can we commit to adapting in ways that are anti-oppressive, inclusive, and values-driven? As the addition of technology risks amplifying existing inequities, it is crucial that we think intentionally about how to center equity and justice in their adaptations. Join EPIP and Joanna Gattuso, MPH to consider how we might create antidotes to replicating white supremacy culture remotely. Together we will support emerging practitioners in building practices that can help us navigate through and beyond this crisis moment to create inclusive and accessible workplaces for all.
Joanna Gattuso, MPH (she/her/hers) is a freelance facilitator and consultant based in Salem, MA, specializing in workplace culture and organizational change. With a decade of experience in the field of public health, youth development and reproductive health, she works hard to center a pro-liberation lens in her approaches. In her consulting practice, Joanna supports teams through the challenging work of shifting power and centering relationship in organizational change. Joanna believes that change is constant and the responsibility of organizational teams is to embrace change with curiosity, with vulnerability, and with a commitment to being changed in the process. Whether through team trainings, retreats, process design, or leadership coaching, Joanna partners with individuals and groups to build a model of organizational leadership in right relationship to one another, to the work, and to ourselves. She is a 2017 Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership and a graduate of Northeastern University's Masters in Public Health program. You can read more about her work and contact her at joannagattuso.com.