Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, PhD
Dr. Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, Founder & Principal of c-INTEGRAL, is a liberation psychologist, social justice educator, author, and leadership coach for integral change. Through the consciousness-in-action approach, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado supports personal development, authentic leadership and cultural transformation.
For more than thirty-five years, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has been committed to personal and social change, work that has focused on social identity development, psychosocial liberation (from internalized oppression), multiracial antiracist community organizing, and cultural transformation for integral well-being (buenvivir). Currently, he teaches, trains and coaches social justice workers, helping professionals and others committed to creating positive change in the world. His psycho-educational approach addresses core aspects of integral well-being as one seeks to embody personal vision and purpose toward our shared sustainable development.
Dr. Quiñones-Rosado holds a doctoral degree in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. He is trained in Psychosynthesis counseling and is a Psychosynthesis Life Coach. Certified, as well, in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and the healing art of Reiki, he has longtime interests in consciousness and future studies. His expertise is grounded in a lifetime’s work in communities-of-struggle and in a personal practice that includes meditation, journaling, martial arts, music and photography.
His book, 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. Quiñones-Rosado have appeared in academic, spiritual, political, and professional publications.
Prior to establishing c-INTEGRAL, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado founded the Institute for Latino Empowerment in Massachusetts, and co-founded Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action in Puerto Rico. Through these organizations 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. Quiñones-Rosado is a Senior Trainer with the Racial Equity Institute. He has been a Core Trainer of The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond’s Undoing Racism workshop, and served as National Coordinator of the Collaboration on Antiracism Learnings, Legacies and Leadership. He has taught undergraduate, masters and doctoral students as an Adjunct at the University of Puerto Rico and at Prescott College.
Colleagues in Consciousness-in-Action
María I. Reinat-Pumarejo, MEd
Co-developer and trainer of the Latino Challenges Toward Racial Justice workshops, María Reinat-Pumarejo is Founder and Director of Colectivo Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action, an organization committed to anti-oppression organizing in Puerto Rico and the United States. Along with Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, she co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Latino Empowerment (ILE) and established the Undoing Racism Organizing Committee in Western Massachusetts.
María teaches Race, Ethnicity and Human Rights at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón graduate program in Justice Systems. She is a Core Trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international anti-racist organization based in New Orleans, widely known for their Undoing Racism/Community Organizing workshop. An anti-racist educator, organizer and a women’s advocate, she works closely with women’s organizations in Puerto Rico and internationally to support and join the leadership of other women of color. She is a member of the International Women Against Militarism Network and has represented Puerto Rico at gatherings in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Okinawa, South Korea, Guam, The Philippines, Hawai’i, Northern Ireland and South Africa. María was one of the 1000 Women for Peace, nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize and awarded the 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, María Reinat-Pumarejo is co-author of Arrancando mitos de raíz: Guía para la enseñanza antirracista de la herencia africana en Puerto Rico, Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, and Palenque: Antología puertorriqueña de temática negrista, antirracista, africanistas y afrodescendiente, and has published numerous articles. María is also creator and director of África en mi piel, África en mi ser, a cultural organizing and integral leadership development process for afro-descendant women in Puerto Rico. Since 2000, several hundred women have engaged in this in-depth life transforming, antiracism organizing process.
Recognized for her expertise on issues of race, women and culture, María Reinat-Pumarejo is a frequent public speaker at events across Puerto Rico, the US, and internationally.
Rose Sackey-Milligan, PhD
Dr. Sackey-Milligan is an educator and socio-cultural anthropologist with two decades 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 Yorùbá-derived Lùkùmí faith since 1992 and received full ordination in 1997. Her eclectic practices include ritual, meditation and yoga.