What you will learn:

In June 2021, for the first time in the history of America, the United States celebrated the first federal holiday acknowledging the end of slavery. In this course, we will discuss an overview of the history of enslaved Africans who were taken from their homeland against their will, how America benefitted from the free labor of millions of people, the Civil War, and the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America. There will also be an emphasis on the history of the birth of Juneteenth, and Juneteenth celebrations that have been taking place in the United States for over one hundred years.

About the instructor:

As CEO of BOAZ Enterprises, LaTonya J. Pegues brings a wealth of experience and non-traditional solutions to BOAZ Enterprises clientele. After working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries in a variety of positions; including satellite and mission systems engineer, low temperature physics researcher, and communications/ PR expert, she founded and started BOAZ Enterprises a training, consulting, and communications firm in the year 2000.  Under her leadership, BOAZ Enterprises has provided services for clients in Africa, Asia, Europe, and throughout North America.

Ms. Pegues is an award winner, and is known as, "The Unconscious Bias Trainer,"  Ms. Pegues was a 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) keynote speaker on Unconscious Bias, and her session was one of the top ten searched sessions in the interactive festival that year. Ms. Pegues provides training on a variety of topics including organizational and leadership development, team building, morale boosting, and unconscious/implicit bias.

Ms. Pegues is a proud graduate of Howard University, based in Washington, D.C, where she studied physics and mathematics. She was a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholar who conducted scientific research in the laboratory and presented her work and comments at physics conferences including at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and others.  She is an alumna of the UCLA Anderson School's Riordan MBA Fellows Program.

Be on the lookout for her new upcoming book, "Unconscious Bias Revealed, How to Recognize and Un-do Bias."  To read her weekly blog, listen to her podcast, or watch video clips from her training, visit:  www.theUBtrainer.com and follow Ms. Pegues on social media @theUBtrainer.
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Suggested Length:90 min
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Lecture with Discussion

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