Leader to Leader Speaker Series

LTLSS event May 9 Stacy Olagundoye

Leader to Leader Speaker Series
Student Community Center
Room D
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres Provided!

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Stacy Olagundoye
Discovering Your Positionality:
Exploring the Tension between Research and Advocacy

A Leader to Leader Speaker Series Event

What is your positionality on the issues that matter most to you? How do you navigate and reconcile your beliefs with your responsibility and professional expectations? In this interactive workshop, Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye, consultant and experienced equity researcher, will lead students through a process of discovery by which we explore together, and in small groups, the beauty of the tension between our positionality and product, and the power we each can yield in the way we direct this tension. Come ready to share, listen, and learn together in a safe space.

About the Speaker

Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye contributes broad experience as a researcher, consultant, and former program director in community engaged scholarship and organizational programming on behalf of children, families, and communities facing vulnerable circumstances.  Stacy desires to be a part of change-systems that illuminate solutions and foster hope, and enjoys engaging change-makers to help advance equity, justice, and community well-being.

Stacy completed a master’s degree in community development at UC Davis, and has worked as a research analyst with the UC Davis Center for Regional Change on projects including a 3-year evaluative study on chronic absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and a state-wide study with a national youth organization on Latino youth engagement.  Prior to UC Davis, Stacy served as a youth development consultant, trainer, and program director by partnering with young adults and youth practitioners to strengthen the field of out-of-school-time programming, and deliver unique, youth-relevant programs with a focus on arts education, literacy, and self-esteem.  Her work has been published by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, and her original curriculum has been implemented across youth-serving organizations throughout Northern California.        

As a collaborator and advocate, Stacy additionally brings editing expertise, as well as a 20-year performing and literary arts background, as a lifetime devotee of writing and performative art.

About the Leader to Leader Speaker Series

The LTLSS is a series of quarterly events utilizing a variety of formats (including motivational presentations, workshops, and interactive discussions), to explore contemporary leadership issues. Attend to engage with local, regional, and national leaders from various fields.