My name is Kate M. Beal, M.A.T. and I've been teaching and training in anti-bias education for the past 11 years. Although I was originally born and raised in Chicago, I've done this work for years in several areas of the country, from the East Coast to the West Coast. This invaluable experience has given me a very well-rounded perspective on how various anti-bias topics take the forefront of certain communities and not others, as well as how to interact with a plethora of different people.
Personally, as a mixed-race cisgender woman, I've had a unique view of the intersections of various pieces of my identity. I've had to shape what it means to be who I am based not only on how I identify, but rather based on how the world sees me.
I have taught and trained others in anti-bias work in many different settings which has significantly broadened my reach. I've worked with early elementary aged children, adolescents, college students, parents and educators.
Throughout my 11 years in this specialized field, I've given lectures on anti-bias work, social justice and advocacy for adults, as well as lectured on how to teach the next generation a sense of civic responsibility and accountability in being informed, aware and speaking up against prejudice, injustice and the "-isms" they will no doubt face.
Kate M. Beal, M.A.T.