Dyer Ethics Workshop 2022
Join us for the 25th Annual Dyer Ethics Workshop! This year’s event will be offered on Nov. 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT), with the third hour of information and material provided asynchronously. Ethics continuing education credits will be available for licensed social workers and LPCs. There is a one-time fee of $10 for community practitioners. There is no cost if you are a current Field Instructor or Task Supervisor for the Garland School of Social Work, a Baylor student, or Baylor faculty or staff. Registration is required. Those who register will receive information and instructions for the event, including the Zoom webinar link and information about the asynchronous portion, the day before. We hope you will make plans to join us!
Kenya Minott, PhD, MSW
Presentation: The Facilitators of Anti-racist Change and the Implications for Social Work Education and Practice
Dr. Kenya Minott is the co-founder of Full Circle Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations engage in anti-racist organizational change. As lead strategist at Full Circle, Dr. Minott engages with a diverse group of organizational leaders and their staff who represent various sectors across the country. She co-facilitates skill-building training, provides coaching and leads a team of skilled facilitators who provide support to individuals committed to practicing race equity at the individual and organizational levels. Full Circle’s approach centers anti-racism, holistic wellness, liberation, solidarity, and love as core values that affect change.
Dr. Minott was trained in 2005 as an anti-racism facilitator through the Western States Center in Portland, Oregon and Race Forward in Chicago, Illinois. Her experience in being an anti-racist trainer contributes to her anti-racism scholarship. Dr. Minott also has more than twenty years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both sociology and social work. She has an extensive background as a mental health practitioner working in community and school-based settings. Her career also includes political engagement and community organizing work having facilitated grassroots mobilization efforts that increased voter engagement, especially in communities of color. She has received numerous awards for her community activism work.
It was a culmination of these experiences which led to the start of the Race Equity Leadership and Research Collective in 2020. This Houston-based nonprofit founded by her and her sister, Dr. Kim Baker, is also known as the RE Collective. The RE Collective is dedicated to the advancement and leadership cultivation of Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, and other people of color through leadership, research, and advocacy. Dr. Minott has also served as the facilitator for the HOUSTON 2036 Task Force and has most recently joined the American Leadership Forum as a fellow in Class 58.
Dr. Minott grew up in the Pine Lawn community in St. Louis county and graduated from Normandy High School. The juxtaposition of witnessing multiple forms of white supremacy and also being connected to the rich history of civil rights and black activism in St. Louis underscores her strong commitment to advancing racial justice. Dr. Minott received her Bachelor’s in social work from the University of Central Missouri in 1994 and her Master's in Social Work from Saint Louis University in 1997. In May 2021, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work. She is married to Army Veteran, Patrick Minott and together they have three children ages 22, 19, and 15.