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TERRY WATSON TOPICS

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

IMPACT OF GENERATIONAL TRAUMA

DISABILITY AND INCLUSION PRACTICES

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TERRY WATSON

Founder, Strategies for Justice, BWMP LLC

Terry Watson is a professional speaker, author, and trainer who specializes in the topics of disability equity in education, racial justice, and law enforcement. Mr. Watson has more than 15 years working in higher education and more than 25 years providing workshops on the topics of bias and discrimination, addressing generational trauma, and confronting racism. Mr. Watson is the founder of Strategies for Justice, BWMP LLC, a platform for people of color in law enforcement to engage their communities and build trust through their narratives.

As the Assistant Director of Student Disability Services for Penn State University World Campus, Mr. Watson works closely with faculty, designers, and student-facing units. In this capacity, he helps shape practices, procedures, and policies to include individuals with diverse abilities. In his training presentation Beyond Accommodations, he examines pedagogy through the lens of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides insight into inclusive practices. Through this training, Mr. Watson addresses the needs of student populations and prepares participants to develop institutional competencies.

Mr. Watson has also been presenting The Battle With Moses People since 2014. In this spoken-word presentation, he describes the lives of Samuel J. Battle and Moses P. Cobb, who were instrumental in breaking down the racial barriers for police officers in New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through this historic lens, he engages participants in the dialogue of what happens when #BlackLivesMatter meets #BlueLivesMatter. Cobb and Battle (both ancestors of Mr. Watson) are known for their perseverance and integrity as they dealt with racism and injustice, inside and outside of the force. The Battle With Moses People challenges the perspectives of others while encouraging civil discourse from all.

More recently, Mr. Watson authored his first book, Welcome to the Sick Mind of a Sane Person: Deconstructing Racism and White Supremacy. In addition, Mr. Watson has interviewed law enforcement officers around the country to document their narratives in a book called The Battle Continues With Moses’ People (pending publication).

Upcoming events

  • Access - 4th Symposium on CLE & IP
    Access - 4th Symposium on CLE & IP
    Fri, Apr 05
    Online
    Apr 05, 2024, 10:49 PM
    Online
    Apr 05, 2024, 10:49 PM
    Online
    Our symposium is over, but you can still watch the recordings.
  • “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING" {Community Diversity Conference]
    “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING" {Community Diversity Conference]
    Tue, Jun 25
    State College
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    State College, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    State College, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA
    A book talk that addresses the question: What leads to harm and what leads to healing when discussing race during times of division?
  • Crawl, Walk, Run:  Exploring the Road to Cultural Competencies
    Crawl, Walk, Run:  Exploring the Road to Cultural Competencies
    Membership Offer
    Fri, Jul 19
    State College
    Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    State College, 125 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    State College, 125 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801, USA
    This workshop is designed to create awareness and build cultural competencies and strategies to maintain and sustain an inclusive environment and a sense of belonging within the spaces you occupy.
  •  “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING" [(ASMCUE) & (ABRCMS)]
     “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING" [(ASMCUE) & (ABRCMS)]
    Fri, Nov 15
    Pittsburgh
    Nov 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Nov 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    A book talk that addresses the question: What leads to harm and what leads to healing when discussing race during times of division?
  • Date and time is TBD
    Meeting
    Date and time is TBD
    Meeting
    Date and time is TBD
    Meeting
  • Ask Me About My Bias
    Ask Me About My Bias
    3-hr workshop w. lunch
    State College, PA
    3-hr workshop w. lunch
    State College, PA
    3-hr workshop w. lunch
    State College, PA
    An Interactive Workshop on Holding Internal & External Conversation on Bias
  • Ep 026: "Pioneering Equity, Diversity, and Accountability in Law Enforcement"
    Ep 026: "Pioneering Equity, Diversity, and Accountability in Law Enforcement"
    Tue, Apr 16
    Moses' People Speak
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Moses' People Speak
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Moses' People Speak
    Discussing Race and Policy with Sgt. Donnell Walters, President of Ethical Society of Police.
  • 4th Symposium on CLE & IP
    4th Symposium on CLE & IP
    Membership Offer
    Wed, Apr 03
    Online Symposium
    Apr 03, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT – Apr 08, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
    Online Symposium
    Apr 03, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT – Apr 08, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
    Online Symposium
    Evaluating Community Policing: Through The Lens of the Systematically Impacted Citizens.
  • Special Episode: "Discussing Mental Health and Policing”
    Special Episode: "Discussing Mental Health and Policing”
    Sun, Mar 10
    Moses' People Speak
    Mar 10, 2024, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
    Moses' People Speak
    Mar 10, 2024, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
    Moses' People Speak
    A conversation with Dr. Daniel Hollar and Sgt. Jetaria Taylor
  • SFJ's 5th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser
    SFJ's 5th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser
    Sun, Mar 10
    3 Dots Downtown
    Mar 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    3 Dots Downtown, 137 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    3 Dots Downtown, 137 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Five Years of Empowering the Future With Untold History
  • Guardians of the March: Origins of Black Law Enforcement Associations
    Guardians of the March: Origins of Black Law Enforcement Associations
    Fri, Feb 23
    Livestreamed
    Feb 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Livestreamed
    Feb 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Livestreamed
  • “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING"
    “THE QUESTIONS WE KEEP ASKING"
    Sat, Jan 27
    State College
    Jan 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    State College, 365 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Jan 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    State College, 365 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801, USA
    A book talk that addresses the question: What leads to harm and what leads to healing when discussing race during times of division?
  • Ep 025: "Discussing A Darker Shade of Blue" A Conversation with Keith Merith
    Ep 025: "Discussing A Darker Shade of Blue" A Conversation with Keith Merith
    Mon, Jan 22
    Moses' People Speak
    Jan 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Moses' People Speak
    Jan 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Moses' People Speak
  • American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators
    American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators
    Fri, Nov 17
    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
    Nov 17, 2023, 12:00 PM MST – Nov 19, 2023, 4:30 PM MST
    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
    Nov 17, 2023, 12:00 PM MST – Nov 19, 2023, 4:30 PM MST
    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
    ASMCUE will convene over 300 microbiology and biology educators from colleges, universities and education-related companies for a leading-edge, interactive and reinvigorating conference.
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists
    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists
    Wed, Nov 15
    Phoenix Convention Center
    Nov 15, 2023, 8:00 AM EST – Nov 16, 2023, 4:00 PM EST
    Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
    Nov 15, 2023, 8:00 AM EST – Nov 16, 2023, 4:00 PM EST
    Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
    FOR MINORITIZED SCIENTISTS For over 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) has been the go-to conference for historically excluded community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • The Nittany Valley Writers Network
    The Nittany Valley Writers Network
    Tue, Nov 14
    Schlow Centre Region Library
    Nov 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Nov 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801, USA
    Hold the date. More details are coming soon.
  • Louisville Book Festival
    Louisville Book Festival
    Fri, Nov 10
    Kentucky International Convention Center
    Nov 10, 2023, 10:00 AM EST – Nov 11, 2023, 6:00 PM EST
    Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Nov 10, 2023, 10:00 AM EST – Nov 11, 2023, 6:00 PM EST
    Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Hold the date. More details are coming soon.
  •  Ep 024: "Discussing An Inconvenient Cop"
     Ep 024: "Discussing An Inconvenient Cop"
    Mon, Nov 06
    MPS
    Nov 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
    MPS
    Nov 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
    MPS
    A Conversation with Lt. Edwin Raymond
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