Justice for All Virtual Learning Labs: Pride for Past, Present, and the Future

June 26, 2024  |  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

The Winters Group is excited to continue the momentum from our recent Justice for All Summit by hosting several virtual learning labs open to the public this year! Our first lab, Pride for Past, Present, and the Future, will be held on Wednesday, June 26, from 2-3:30 ET on the topic of Justice for the LGBTQIA+ Community in today’s world.

In this interactive session, our panel of experts will bring insights from their lived experiences and their work in a variety of fields and organizations to shed light on the current state of LGBTQIA+ experiences, what is needed in this unique moment from allies and coalition-builders, and where we are headed looking to the future. The panel will be moderated by Leigh Morrison, Manager of Learning and Innovation and author of the first post in our What Pride Means Today feature series on The Inclusion Solution.

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Registration is simple. To register for free, click here. If you would prefer to support the speakers and staff with a donation click here. As a Black women-owned and led business, we want to ensure we are honoring the time, lived experiences, and thought leadership of our panelists and team. In the spirit of equity, we are not mandating a specific price for this event and no one will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

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Our suggested price is $75 for the 90-minute session, but you are free to select any amount above $5. Once you complete your payment, you will be prompted to add your registration details in Zoom and have the ability to request accessibility features and send in your questions for the panel. You must complete the Zoom registration for access to the lab.

Register today for this critical conversation and submit your questions for the panel! 


Leigh Morrison (she/her/hers) is a storyteller, educator, and creator. As a queer white woman, she is committed to lifelong (un)learning and self-reflection and supporting others in these practices in the broader pursuit of empathy, equity, and justice. Leigh is currently a manager of learning and innovation at The Winters Group, where she is responsible for designing transformative, human-centered learning experiences for learners in many industries. She is passionate about imagining and amplifying possibility models to correct persistent injustices. Leigh holds a bachelor of arts in gender studies and intersectionality from Wellesley College and a master of arts in educational studies from the University of Michigan.


SJ Janjua (they/them) is the founder of Empowered for Equity Consulting, where they use their passion and expertise for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to help equip others with tools to create inclusion. SJ is a proud queer/trans/nonbinary person who uses their lived experience and expertise to guide their work with schools, organizations, and parents of LGBTQ+ youth. They spent 5 years teaching in public schools before leaving the classroom to obtain their master’s degree in International Education. They began their formalized Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging work in the education space after graduating with their master's degree. They launched their consulting business in 2023, and have had the pleasure of working with incredible schools, organizations, and groups, such as: PFLAG, The Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium, National Partnership for Educational Access, Singapore American School, Ellucian, Association for Independent Maryland Schools, among others! SJ currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with their partner and their two rescue dogs.


Camille Cyprian's (she/they/we) life and heart's work is supporting change makers, change making organizations, and organizations working to change themselves to envision, embody, and engage in transformative healing praxis. A long-time community organizer and justice activist, Camille's current place in the movement ecosystem is holding space for change makers to incorporate intersectional healing justice into the every-day work of social change, and specifically racial healing justice. Cyprian is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with research interests at the intersections of healing & well-being, Africana-Indigenous knowledge, and organizational development. She earned her Master’s in Nonprofit Management degree from Hamline University, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is also a certified embodiment coach, community healing justice coach, and certified mind-body medicine facilitator. Camille is the Founding Principal of Centered Spaces LLC and Co-Founder of Roots to Fruit Collective LLC. They currently serve as Wellness Director, at Penumbra Center for Racial Healing at Penumbra Theatre. She is also a graduate instructor for the Social Justice minor at the University of Minnesota and serves on the governing boards of Headwaters Foundation for Justice and Maji ya Chai Land Sanctuary.


Dr. Joel A. Brown (he/him/his) is the Chief Visionary Officer of Pneumos LLC, a management consulting and coaching company based in San Francisco, USA, and Nairobi, Kenya, specializing in global diversity and inclusion, leadership, change management, and strategic storytelling.  He is also a co-founder of the Global Inclusion Certification Program, a certification program designed to teach practitioners how to sustain systems change work globally. Joel is also an adjunct professor at the IESEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, France, where he teaches Storytelling for Leaders and Story Listening. As a change agent, Joel works strategically to cultivate innovative, creative, and adaptive environments where the cultural genius of everyone can be harnessed and leveraged successfully.  


Elise Goss-Alexander (she/her) works at the University of Denver as Director of Student Employment. In this role, she supports student employees and their supervisors at the University of Denver in creating meaningful employment opportunities to prepare students for post-graduation career outcomes. She also currently serves as the co-chair of DU’s Queer University Employees staff affinity group and a mentor with IDEAS Generation and American University. Before joining DU in October 2020, Elise worked as a graduate career advisor with American University’s School of International Service, where she supported service-oriented students in exploring and pursuing impactful, sustainable careers. In this position, she served on the Technology and Diversity & Inclusion committees of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). Previously, she worked in human rights and foreign policy. Elise holds a BA in international studies and religious studies from American University and an MTS in religion, ethics, and politics from Harvard Divinity School.

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Also, be sure to check out the feature series on The Inclusion Solution and stay tuned for more posts coming throughout May and June.

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