Speaker Bureau Members

TILA’s Speakers Bureau is a transformative platform where the power of storytelling intersects with the pursuit of equity, liberation, and social change. We celebrate the complex lived experiences of activists and healers by sharing their inspiring stories.. Storytelling is political. Storytelling is healing. Storytelling is liberating.

Recommended Audience:

Community serving agencies, child welfare workers, teachers, advocates, youth-serving agencies, coalition members, community activists, educators, health workers, student interns, community interventionists, attorneys, law students, legal professionals, caregivers, social workers, social work/therapy/counseling students, clinicians, families.

If you would like consultation or more information, please complete and submit a Speakers Bureau Request Form. Speaker Bureau Member rates start at $250.00.


Afia Anim

Afia Anim

  • Ancestral & generational trauma healing
  • Rewiring your brain for success
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Chisato Hotta

Dámon L. Cookë

  • The intersections of Intergenerational Trauma and Incarceration
  • The Intersections of Incarceration and Houselessness
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Danny Contreras

Hugo Gonzalez

  • Healing through transformative justice
  • Liberation through community healing circles
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Jamala Taylor

  • Storytelling and Lived Experience
  • Trauma Informed Care and Transformative Justice
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Norma Cumpian

  • Intimate partner violence and re-entry
  • Employment and re-entry
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Rasheed Stanley-Lockheart

  • Harm and Trauma
  • Mass incarceration and its effects on people reentering into society
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Tracy Young

  • Storytelling for child welfare workers and service providers
  • Building resilience through a trauma informed lens
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Interested in joining Trauma Informed LA’s Speakers Bureau? Fill out this application.