May 29, 2024

Upholding Dignity: Combating Oppression and Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace

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1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Employee mental health is negatively impacted by social and systemic oppression. If organizations don’t take steps to combat oppression, they risk unintentionally replicating it in their own cultures.

To round out Mental Health Awareness Month, join ANCOR for this dynamic Community Conversation, in which we’ll dive into the complexities of systemic oppression and its impact on employee mental health. We’ll gain valuable insights from the personal anecdotes and professional expertise of our esteemed panel of speakers.

From understanding interlocking oppressions to advocating for institutional policy changes, you’ll discover practical approaches to creating inclusive work environments that prioritize mental well-being, empower employees to bring their authentic selves to work, and ultimately, enhance organizational success and sustainability.

Join us as we navigate the connection between how acknowledging and addressing systemic challenges enables organizations to cultivate environments where joy, dignity, and inclusivity flourish.


  • Matthew Canuteson, DEIA Director, Empire Justice Center
  • Olivia Fadul, Licensed Therapist, Project Lotus, Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council Member, City of Albuquerque
  • Arnetta Greene, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Janelle Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Bridges Life Center
  • Sasha Sencer, Director of Education & Intersectional Collaboration, ANCOR (moderator)

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