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Episode #273 Social Justice Parenting, With Traci Baxley, EdD


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There is power in knowing that you belong and each of us has a responsibility to create environments that promote inclusion, trust, and acceptance. In fact, Dr. Traci Baxley believes that belonging is a basic human right and in today’s episode of Public Health Epidemiology Conversations, you’ll find out why! Dr. Baxley is a professor, consultant, author, parenting coach, speaker, mother to five children, and the creator of Social Justice Parenting. Join us as we unpack the ways in which parenting can be viewed as a form of activism and the role that parents play in raising compassionate, anti-racist, and socially-conscious kids. We also touch on how you can actively build spaces of belonging in your home and workplace, what it means to be a belonging advocate, why racism is a public health issue, and more. You won’t want to miss this discussion with Dr. Traci Baxley, a diversity and inclusion educator with more than thirty years of experience!


Meet Dr. Traci Baxley


Dr. Traci Baxley is a professor, consultant, parenting coach, speaker, and mother to five children. She is the creator of Social Justice Parenting™ and the author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-minded Kids in an Unjust World. An educator for over 30 years with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum & instruction, she specializes in belonging, diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, Dr. Baxley supports organizations and corporations in developing inclusive practices and policies that lead to workplace belonging and high productivity.



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Conversation Highlights


  • The many hats that Dr. Baxley wears, from mother of five to belonging advocate.

  • The lens through which Dr. Baxley views public health and how it intersects with her work.

  • Why choice is key when it comes to advocacy and allyship.

  • Insight into Dr. Baxley’s book, Social Justice Parenting, and the motivations behind it.

  • Some of the services that Traci offers as a coach and a consultant.

  • How to avoid ‘box checking’ when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

  • How her understanding of public health has helped Dr. Baxley serve her clients and community.

  • Translating academic studies into digestible content for everyone.

  • Advice for future change makers and belonging advocates.


Dr. Baxley's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates


“Don't be discouraged by the small ripples. Don't think what your doing is ever too small for change.” — Dr. Traci Baxley

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