Feb 26- It's all one System: Moving Beyond Shame : With, Jeannette Vega
Rita Sinorita Fierro, Ph.D.
Rita has spent 20 years learning from families who lost their children to foster care. HfG was born as the strategy arm of my book Give Me Back My Child: How the USA System Kidnaps Children. With a Masters in Sociology, a Ph.D. in African American Studies, and a certification as a Reiki Master Teacher, Dr. Rita is deeply committed to a world of unconditional love and freedom, where everyone belongs to everyone. Dr Rita has also founded and lead Fierro Consulting, LLC, a organizational development, firm that brings community engagement to evaluation. You can learn more about Dr. Rita's speaking and writing at Ritafierro.comGuest
Equity and Parent Advocacy Chair
I am a proud mother of four boys and a proud parent advocate in NYC. I had my own personal experience with child welfare in 1999 and it was over in 2002. I started contributing to Rise in 2008 and began as a Training Director in 2018. I specialize in presenting parents’ perspectives to child welfare professionals and training other parents to become advocates. I lead Rise’s work consulting with the Administration for Children’s Services and other agencies on their internal staff trainings. I graduated from the Child Welfare Organizing Project’s Parent Leadership Training in 2005 and was one of the first parent advocates to staff Child Safety Conferences in New York City.
Joy Strategy: Have the weekend for those that matter the most to me: my boys and my husband. Having our time brings me to complete happiness and peace.
March: Political systems
- April: Health Systems
- May: housing Systems
- June: Law Enforcement Systems
- July: Juvenile Justice
- Nov/Dec - Economic System
- Jan: White Supremacy and Body
- Feb: It's all one System