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Learning to Listen 2021
Returning for a third season of engaging dialogue, BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change series features luminaries across the family-facing fields who are exploring current and emerging issues facing children and families today.

Webinar 1: Wednesday, March 17, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Disrupting Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Programs
Featuring Dr. Rosemarie Allen, President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence

Webinar 2: Wednesday, April 28, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Listening to Transgender Children, Transforming Ourselves
Featuring Debi Jackson, Founder of Gender Inc.

Webinar 3: Wednesday, May 12, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Uniting Worldviews to Advance Relationships in Indigenous Communities
Featuring Terry (Ha-ne-ga-noh) Cross, MSW, Senior Advisor to the National Indian Child Welfare Association

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Dr. Rosemarie Allen
President and CEO, Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence @Equity Expert, 9News KUSA in Denver, Colorado
A national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, particularly in early childhood settings. She is a respected keynote speaker and has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Debi Jackson
Advocate and Founder @Gender Inc.
A nationally-known advocate for transgender rights. She is the mother of a transgender child and frequently travels to speak about trans kids. She was recently awarded the 2016 Role Model Award by the National Education Association’s GLBT Caucus. Through her advocacy, she works with esteemed organizations such as PFLAG, Human Rights Campaign, Gender Odyssey, and The Trevor Project.
Terry (Ha-ne-ga-noh) Cross, MSW
Founding Executive Director and Senior Advisor @National Indian Child Welfare Association
An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation. He is the author of Positive Indian Parenting and co-authored Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care, published by Georgetown University. He has 47 years of experience in child welfare, including 10 years of direct practice.