CREATING CHANGE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Released June 2021!
There will always be a dominant story. This book makes space for the othered story, the counterstory, in poetry.
WOMXN is a spoken word poetry compilation reflecting the multiple layers of experience and identity that embody who the WOMXN is and can be. The X is in protest and resistance to the term's patriarchal roots that remain relevant today, as our existence is only humanized when imagined as the extension of a man - a wife, sister or daughter, rather than as individuals with bodies and souls worthy of justice and equal in human value.
The author's shared histories are presented in the form of chapters to include ways in which WOMXN can be emotionally unhoused in exile, empowered in solidarity and more.
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TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AGENT
Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh is a certified, trauma-informed EDI (Equity Diversity and Inclusion) expert with specialization in race and gender equity in professional and academic settings. She has worked as a curriculum developer and professor of Sociology and Education at USC and UCLA since 2015. As a woman of color, she approaches her work through an intersectional lens, and her course content and teaching style employ a counter narrative approach. On campus as well as in commercial and professional settings, she builds and facilitates professional development trainings on anti-racist education, equity, and inclusivity. She serves as an Advisory Board Member and Violence Prevention Specialist for Peace Over Violence, and has launched several campus initiatives dedicated to eliminating sexual violence in educational settings. In addition, she is a founding member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of Long Beach Unified School District's PTA Council. She is also a spoken word Artivist who performs and leads events promoting social change through the arts and whose poetry book, WOMXN, will be released this May.
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Dr. Valizadeh's innovative approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion work inspires real change in the classroom and in the field. She infuses pedegogicial frameworks with creative application in a way that gets her students excited to learn.
COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES
Dr. Valizadeh's intersectional approach to her work ensure she is able to design for the margins. As an Iranian American woman, she understands the importance of inclusive practices and strives to create unique pathways to better support underserved groups.
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