RaÃºl QuiÃ±ones-Rosado, PhD
Dr. RaÃºl QuiÃ±ones-Rosado, Founder & Principal of cambio INTEGRAL, is a liberation psychologist, social justice educator, author, and leadership coach for integral change.Â Through theÂ consciousness-in-actionÂ approach, Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado supportsÂ personal development, authentic leadership and cultural transformation.
For more than thirty-five years, Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado has been committed to personal and social change, work that has focused on socialÂ identity development, psychosocial liberation (from internalized oppression),Â multiracial antiracistÂ community organizing,Â andÂ culturalÂ transformation for integral well-being (buenvivir). Currently, he teaches, trains andÂ coaches social justice workers, helping professionals and others committed to creating positive change in the world. His psycho-educational approachÂ addressesÂ core aspects ofÂ integralÂ well-being as one seeks to embody personal vision and purpose toward our sharedÂ sustainable development.
Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado holds a doctoral degreeÂ in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. He isÂ trained in Psychosynthesis counseling and is a Psychosynthesis Life Coach. Certified, as well, in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and theÂ healing art of Reiki, he hasÂ longtimeÂ interestsÂ in consciousness and future studies. His expertiseÂ is grounded in a lifetimeâ€™s work in communities-of-struggle and inÂ a personal practice that includes meditation, journaling, martial arts, music and photography.
His book,Â Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation, is required reading in academic programs in psychology, counseling, social work, and social justice education in the US and Latin America. Also used by political activists, community organizers, anti-oppression trainers, integral practitioners and helping professionals, this work has been presented to audiences internationally. Other writings by Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado have appeared in academic, spiritual, political, and professional publications.
PriorÂ to establishing cambio-INTEGRAL, Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado founded theÂ Institute for Latino EmpowermentÂ in Massachusetts, and co-foundedÂ IlÃ©: Organizers for Consciousness-in-ActionÂ in Puerto Rico. Through these organizationsÂ he has developed and conducted numerous empowerment, leadership development and organizational transformation programs with community members, students and educators, agency workers and administrators, as well as corporate managers and executives.
Dr. QuiÃ±ones-Rosado is a Senior Trainer with theÂ Racial Equity Institute. He was a Core Trainer ofÂ The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond’sÂ Undoing RacismÂ workshop, and served as National Coordinator of theÂ Collaboration on Antiracism Learnings, Legacies and Leadership.Â He has taught undergraduate, masters and doctoralÂ students as an AdjunctÂ at the University of Puerto RicoÂ and at Prescott College.
Colleagues in Consciousness-in-Action
MarÃa I. Reinat-Pumarejo, MEd
Co-developer and trainer of theÂ Latino Challenges Toward Racial Justice workshops, MarÃa Reinat-Pumarejo is Founder and Director ofÂ Colectivo IlÃ©: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action, an organization committed to anti-oppression organizing in Puerto Rico and the United States. Along with RaÃºl QuiÃ±ones-Rosado, she co-founded and co-directed theÂ Institute for Latino EmpowermentÂ (ILE) and established theÂ Undoing Racism Organizing CommitteeÂ in Western Massachusetts.
MarÃa teaches Race, Ethnicity and Human RightsÂ at the Universidad del Sagrado CorazÃ³n graduate program in Justice Systems. She was a Core Trainer withÂ The Peopleâ€™s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international anti-racist organization based in New Orleans, widely known forÂ their Undoing Racism/Community Organizing workshop. An anti-racist educator, organizer and a womenâ€™s advocate, she works closely with womenâ€™s organizations in Puerto Rico and internationally to support and join the leadership of other women of color. She is a member of theÂ International Women Against Militarism NetworkÂ and has represented Puerto Rico at gatherings in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Okinawa, South Korea, Guam, The Philippines, Hawaiâ€™i, Northern Ireland and South Africa. MarÃa was one ofÂ the 1000 Women for Peace, nominated for theÂ 2005Â Nobel Peace Prize and awarded theÂ City of Guernica 2006 Award for Peace and Reconciliation. For her two decades of anti-racism leadership and solidarity work in Puerto Rico, she was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Roundtable 2016 Medal of Honor.
With an academic background in education, counseling and history, MarÃa Reinat-PumarejoÂ is co-author ofÂ Arrancando mitos de raÃz: GuÃa para la enseÃ±anza antirracista de la herencia africana en Puerto Rico,Â Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, andÂ Palenque: AntologÃa puertorriqueÃ±a de temÃ¡tica negrista, antirracista, africanistas y afrodescendiente, and has published numerous articles. MarÃaÂ is also creator and director of Ãfrica en mi piel, Ãfrica en mi ser, a cultural organizing and integral leadership development process forÂ afro-descendant women in Puerto Rico. Since 2000, several hundred women haveÂ engaged in this in-depth life transforming, antiracism organizing process.
Recognized for her expertise on issues of race, women and culture, MarÃa Reinat-Pumarejo is a frequent public speaker at events across Puerto Rico, the US, and internationally.
Rose Sackey-Milligan, PhD
Dr. Sackey-MilliganÂ is an educator and socio-cultural anthropologist with two decadesÂ of experience in social change philanthropy. Engaged in a range of social justice issues for over 30 years, Rose is the former Director of Programs at the Peace Development Fund and Director of the Social Justice Program at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Since 1995, she has facilitated numerous workshops in self-analysis, leadership development and building self-esteem for African, Latino, Arab, Cape Verdean and Asian students on university campuses. Rose has studied and practiced the Afro-Cuban YorÃ¹bÃ¡-derived LÃ¹kÃ¹mÃ faith since 1992 and received full ordination in 1997. Her eclectic practices include ritual, meditation and yoga.