#TBLC21 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Alma Trinidad

The 20th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The Friday plenary session will be given by Dr. Alma Trinidad, Associate Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Plenary: Building, Facilitating, and Navigating Team-Based Learning for Equity and Change: A Voyage of Liberation
Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Eastern

To respond to the growing issues and needs related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, Dr. Trinidad will provide lessons learned along the way in utilizing critical team-based learning approaches and strategies. Rooted in critical Indigenous pedagogy of place, Dr. Trinidad will draw upon her work with youth, teaching in higher education across academic programs and disciplines, and mentoring those entering careers in social work, community-based and health promotion work.

Alma M. Ouanesisouk Trinidad, PhD, MSW is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University (PSU). As a first generation college graduate and professional, born and raised on the island of Molokai, Hawai‘i with family roots of Filipino immigration through the sugar and pineapple industries, she describes her voyage of serving the people and community as becoming a Pinay (Filipina) scholar warrior and guardian of kapu aloha (sacred love)/mahalaya (love and freedom). She earned her PhD in social welfare from the University of Washington, Seattle, her MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her BSW from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. She is a macro social worker and scholar activist. She brings an array of scholarly work and practice in community development and organizing, policy analysis, organizational culture and processes, and collective impact in the areas of health promotion and education among diverse communities, and building strong children, youth, and families. Her scholarly work focuses on critical Indigenous pedagogy of place, youth empowerment, social determinants of health and education, youth and family participatory action research, social movements, and leadership and mentorship for social change. Other research and teaching interests include critical humanist design thinking, community practice, and culturally responsible research methods.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.