Much Needed Services Provided…
All services are provided to meet the needs of the individual client. Below is a sample menu of workshops that can be offered. For a full list of what is offered please contact me.
Diversity comes in multiple and competing forms, ideas and beliefs. Services provide perspectives from ALL forms of diversity.
- Workshops for small and large audiences
- Virtual Trainings
- Personal Consultations
- Academic Consultations
- Speaking Engagements
- Social Justice Retreats
Workshops are catered to meet the needs of individual clients. This is determined through dialogue, number of participants and specific needs that are desired to be met. Below is a list of general topics that can be used to craft your program.
If you are unsure of what exactly your organization may need, that can be determined during a free consultation.
Social Justice 101:
What exactly is social justice? This training will give the foundation of the importance of this concept by providing the foundational tenants of those who have been treated unjustly. An introduction to power, privilege, access, oppression and intersectionality will also be discussed.
What’s Race got to do with it?:
In this training, participants will learn about the concepts of race, racism, and privilege. The social construction of race and racism will be discussed as well as how power and privilege manifest itself in every facet of our lives. Such concepts of white privilege and internalized racism will also be discussed.
Are you Able?
In this training participants will explore the idea of ableness as it relates to their own personal lives as well as others around them. Mental as well as physical in/abilities will be discussed.
Stay in your place:
This training will address the fear of people from foreign countries. Specifically, this workshop will address the discrimination that people face who are not American.
If you Pray:
Religious privilege manifests itself in so many areas of our lives. From public holidays to people being exiled for what and whom they believe the effects of it are real. This session explores these concepts.
What side of the tracks are you from?:
Socioeconomic status plays a large part in how each of us views the world. This training will discuss the varied levels of social class and how where people fall in the class system affects every other area of their lives.
Note: Because it is impossible to talk about any of these concepts without mentioning tenants of other areas (i.e. how race impacts socioeconomic status) intersectionality will be discussed in all workshops given.
<p style="text-align: left;">“Dr. Simpkins delivered an engaging, informative workshop on Racism to over 350 participants in intercollegiate athletics. She is highly knowledgeable in this area and helps the audience develop a language and sense of shared understanding around a very complex topic. Her approach to allyship left the participants with practical tools to practice active allyship.”</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Shelley Davis
Senior Associate Commissioner/SWA
Big South Conference</strong></p>,
<p style="text-align: left;">“Dr. Simpkins was an excellent facilitator and trainer to our inaugural group of student leaders for the Diversity Peer Educators/Farmer Fellows program at the University of Mary Washington. Every session she provided was very engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking as these Farmer Fellows explored and expanded their worldview and understanding on various diversity, equity, and inclusion related topics. Furthermore, Dr. Simpkins provided them invaluable resources and tools to empower and enhance their skills in their roles as diversity peer educators. The training she provided was very impactful and successful for the students and the Diversity Peer Educators program, as a whole. The Farmer Fellows will continue to grow, thrive, and educate our campus community in an effective and meaningful way based on this awesome foundational training by Creative Justice. I will definitely continue to utilize Dr. Simpkins’ expertise and service for future trainings.”</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Dr. Marion Sanford
Director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center
University of Mary Washington</strong></p>,
<p style="text-align: left;">“Thank you very much for a BEAUTIFUL day. I am so honored that you were a part of our FIRST in-person meeting this year. I love your style. I love your spirit. I love your work. I love your passion. I love your genuineness. I have some great takeaways from today and I am going to be more intentional about fulfilling them. I wish you could have been here in person. I wish the session could have been longer. Thank you for allowing the team to open up and express. Thank you for allowing the team to look within. Today was AMAZING and you were such a BIG part of it. You set the tone for a very cohesive day for the team and I really appreciate it. I look forward to staying in touch with you. You did a wonderful job and you have such a BEAUTIFUL heart.”</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>LaShawn Childs
Communities In Schools of Mid-America</strong></p>,
<p style="text-align: left;">“Dr. Simpkins facilitated several conversations for our Board of Directors and Staff around diversity and inclusion. She created a safe space for all participants to share and easily led our group through conversations about privilege, bias, diversity, and growth. We thoroughly enjoyed her warm demeanor and professionalism and look forward to working with her, again, in the future.”</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Iris Sunshine, Executive Director Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina</strong></p>,
<p style="text-align: left;">Dr. Simpkins is a creative talent! We appreciate her work with our Renaissance Talent Search Program, an educational program designed to help middle/high school students be informed about the college preparation and enrollment process. As an educational consultant with the program, Dr. Simpkins prepared an experiential, out of the box approach to get teens to talk about who they are and why that matters. We were excited to have Dr. Simpkins join us during our Critical Conversations Series (August 2019) and will welcome her back for “Do It For the Culture: How Do I Fit In!”.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Ms. Fabrice J. Blackson (Johnson), M.S.
</strong><strong>Assistant Director, Internal Operations
</strong><strong>The Renaissance Education Group, Inc.</strong></p>,
<p style="text-align: left;">I was looking for a resource with expertise and depth in a wide array of diversity, equity and social issues who would quickly grasp my goals to support faculty in creating inclusive classroom experiences in the remote learning environment, create the course content and conduct the professional development session. Dr. Simpkin’s assessment of what I needed was spot on resulting in an engaging and informative session with great practical applications for the classroom. Her consulting and customer service were impeccable. She will definitely be my go-to for future projects.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Sabrina C. Johnson, J D. ~ </strong><strong>Vice President of Equity and Access
</strong><strong>University of Mary Washington</strong></p>,