EMH Symposium Schedule

Day 2

Creating a Culture of Community:
Reclaim, Remember, Reconnect

Day 2

Friday August 18, 2022 

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Meet & Greet

Light refreshments served
James Dunn Theater Lobby

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome & Introductions

Walter Turner 

Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughessy | CCCCO Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support

James Dunn Theater 

9:35 - 10:25 am

Opening Address

Historical Trauma and Eating Disorders: What’s The Connection?
James Dunn Theater

Gloria Lucas | Founder and CEO of Nalgona Positivity Pride


Continuing the Conversation with Kevin Cokley & Gloria Lucas


 11:45-12:30  Lunch 


Noonday Address

Beyond Surviving: Empowering & Advocating for Queer & Trans Students

Joshua Moon-Johnson, Ph.D. I Vice President of Student Services at the College of San Mateo

1:40 - 3:00

Afternoon Sessions

Brave Spaces: A Proactive Approach to Supporting LGBTQ+ Students - Gender 101 

Tea Perales 

Creating Trauma Sensitive Environments for all Learners Shaquam Edwards

500 Years of Trauma

Duane BigEagle

Heart Hijack: The Effects of White Body Supremacy On Our Hearts - A Somatic Musical Invitation 

Aneissa Rosas-Sanchez

Ismael Lara 

Stress Management & Yoga Therapy 

Movement to Release Stress and Tension

Robin Gueth 

Performing Arts Dance Studio

The Role of Youth in Building a Safe and Healthy Community

Mark Parker


Reconvene & Close of Day 

Healing and grounding through rhythmic entrainment

Jaimeo Brown 

2023 Presenters

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order, please consult the schedule for presentation and workshop days, times, and locations. 

More speaker photos & bios coming soon!

Diamond Alexander

Diamond Alexander, the Operations Specialist for Kinesiology and Athletics at COM, is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete experience through academic support and game-day operations. Her background as a two-sport athlete at Santa Barbara City College gives her valuable insights into the challenges faced by student-athletes. Diamond holds a M.S. in Kinesiology from Cal Baptist University and a B.A. in Sociology from Cal State Long Beach.   

Photo of Duane BigEagle looking into camera

Duane BigEagle

Duane BigEagle is Osage Indian from Oklahoma.  He has a B.A. Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and has been writing and publishing poetry since the mid-1970s.  He has taught creative writing since 1976 with the California Poets in the Schools program and teaches Native American Studies at the college level.  He has won several awards for his work, including the 1993 W. A. Gerbode Poetry Award.  He is also a traditional American Indian singer and Osage Southern Straight dancer. 

Photo of Jaimeo Brown, turned sideways with drumsticks mid air, looking at camera

Jaimeo Brown

Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) has established himself as one of the preeminent conceptualists, composers and drummers and has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Wynton Marsalis.  As a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, Jaimeo shared his extensive experience as a performer and educator, with students across Europe, Eastern Asia and Africa.  Jaimeo was also a cast member/performer in the Grammy award-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom.”  Jaimeo currently is the music director at The Branson School in Ross CA this year Jaimeo was awarded 2023 Creative Capital, Wild Futures Art, Culture, and Impact Award.