Critical Conversations
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Kim Tran, PhD

Consultant and Author

Note: This even has been postponed. We will update the event when a new date has been selected.

You’re sitting in a meeting and someone in the room makes a comment targeted at a marginalized person. Would you know how to react or respond in the moment?

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to recognize marginalization and intervene in order to become a brave bystander.

Disrupting marginalization in the moment shows empathy, raises awareness, encourages others to disrupt, which helps those impacted by marginalization to report and seek support after the fact.

You’ll leave the course:

  • With the capacity to assess identity-based marginalization
  • Understanding how to build consent within the practice of intervention
  • Knowing how to safely and quickly interrupt marginalization

Registration is limited to 35 participants per session, and each person can only attend one session. Choose between this workshop and one offered on January 28, 2022.

About the Speaker

Kim Tran, PhD, is an anti-oppression strategist who uses grassroots organizing and transformative justice approaches in nonprofit and activist spaces. In 2008, she co-established the first LGBTQ YouthSpace in San Jose, California for a county of 2 million residents. In 2017, Tran was a core planner for the Hai Ba Trung Organizing School, a racial justice incubator program for Vietnamese Americans. For over a decade, she has supported social impact organizations to align their external work and internal values. Her clients include National Center for Lesbian Rights, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, and Sacred Heart Community Services. Her work has been featured in NPR, Slate, and The New York Times. Tran is committed to creating sustainably equitable teams.


January 11, 2022
3:00-4:30pm PST

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.