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Speaking Engagements

Dr. Banks has conducted a number of lectures/workshops at Illinois State, other colleges/universities, and public agencies. See below for examples!

Past Lectures/Workshops

Banks, B.M. (2024, April). Leaning into your Blackness in the provision of psychological services. Invited featured session at the Black School Psychologists Summit presented, Atlanta Georgia.

Banks, B.M. (2024, February). An introduction to microaggressions. Invited workshop presented for Eduvantis Higher Education Consulting and Digital Marketing.

Banks, B.M. (2024, February). An introduction to LGBTQ-based microaggressions. Invited workshop presented for the New Hampshire Care Collaboration.

Banks, B.M. (2024, January). Healing session. Invited facilitated session for Artemis Singers: Chicago’s Lesbian Feminist Chorus.

Banks, B.M. (2023, May). Avoiding and responding to microaggressions: A workshop for Campus Rec. Invited online workshop presented to Illinois State University Campus Recreation Student Workers.

Banks, B.M. (2023, May). Unconscious bias and microaggressions: Implications for supporting aging adults and individuals with disabilities. Invited online workshop presented for the Administration for Community Living.

Banks, B.M. (2023, April). An introduction to microaggressions: What are they, and how to respond. Invited online workshop presented for the Artemis Singers: Chicago’s Lesbian Feminist Chorus.

Banks, B.M. (2023, February). The provision of socially just mental health services in schools. Invited workshop presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Denver, CO.

Banks, B.M. (2023, January). Socially just mental health services in schools. Invited workshop presented at the annual Illinois School Psychologists Association Conference, Springfield, IL.

Banks, B.M. (2023, January). Identity and microaggressions: Implications for school personnel. Invited workshop presented at George Evans Junior High School, Bloomington, IL.

Banks, B.M. (2023, January). Avoiding and responding to microaggressions: A workshop for the Communities in Schools of Chicago. Invited online workshop presented for Communities in Schools of Chicago.

Banks, B.M. (2023, January). An introduction to microaggressions: What are they, why do they matter for Medicare services, and how to avoid and respond to them. Invited online workshop presented for the Northeast Iowa Area Agency of Aging.

Banks, B.M. (2022, December). An Introduction to Microaggressions. Invited online workshop prepared for the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers.

Banks, B.M. (2022, November). An Introduction to Identity. Invited workshop prepared for George Evans Junior High School, Bloomington, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2022, April). Take a deep breath: Coping and the cognitive consequences of racial microaggression. Invited paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, September). Advocating for Social Justice. Invited workshop prepared for the Intern and Intern-Supervisor Conference, Bloomington, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, April). Social Justice and Microaggressions for Schools Session IV. Invited workshop prepared for Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, February). Social Justice and Microaggressions for Schools Session III. Invited workshop prepared for Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, January). Social Justice and Microaggressions for Schools Session II. Invited workshop prepared for Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, January). Microaggressions in the Workplace Employee Session III. Invited workshop prepared for Hueman People Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, January). Microaggressions in the Workplace Employee Session II. Invited workshop prepared for Hueman People Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Banks, B. M. (2021, January). Microaggressions in the Workplace Employee Session I. Invited workshop prepared for Hueman People Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Banks, B. M. (2020, December). Microaggressions in the Workplace Part II. Invited workshop prepared for Santa Fe Dreamers Project – El Paso Office.

Banks, B. M. (2020, December). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop Make-up Session 2. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University faculty and staff.

Banks, B. M. (2020, December). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop Make-up Session 1. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University faculty and staff.

Banks, B. M. (2020, November). Microaggressions and School Psychology. Invited workshop prepared for William & Mary School Psychology Program, Williamsburg, VA.

Banks, B. M. (2020, November). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University graduate assistants.

Banks, B. M. (2020, October). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, International Pathways.

Banks, B. M. (2020, September). Social Justice and Microaggressions for Schools Session I. Invited workshop prepared for Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2020, September). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, School of Teaching and Learning.

Banks, B. M. (2020, June). Microaggressions in the Workplace Supervisors Session. Invited workshop prepared for Hueman People Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Banks, B.M. (June, 2020) Redbird Women’s Basketball Discussion on Racism and Summer 2020 Protests. Invited talk prepared for Illinois State University Women’s’ Basketball Program.

Banks, B. M. (2020, April). Microaggressions in the Workplace. Invited workshop prepared for Santa Fe Dreamers Project – El Paso Office.

Banks, B. M. (2020, March). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, Educational Administrations and Foundations.

Banks, B. M. (2020, February). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, University Registrar.

Banks, B. M. (2020, January). ISU Academic Affairs Microaggression Workshop. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Banks, B. M., Williamson, C., & Hynes, K. (2020, January). Diversity, Inclusion, and Microaggressions on Campus. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality.

Banks, B. M. (2019, November). The Provision of Culturally Responsive Clinical Services. Keynote Address for Intervention Tools and Strategies for Special Populations Meeting, Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium and Central Illinois Area Health Education Center.

Banks, B. M. (2019, November). The Impact of Microaggressions – An Introductory Training. Invited Talk prepared for the Geisinger Health System.

Banks, B. M., Johnson, K. K., Cicciarelli, K. S., Pavon, J. M., & Whitaker, C. (2019, October). From knowledge to practice: Response to microaggressions on campus. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, Student Affairs Division.

Banks, B. M., (2019, September). An Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion and Microaggression. Invited Workshop prepared for Illinois State University School Psychology Program, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2019, August). Microaggressions and the Role of School Psychologists. Invited Talk prepared for the 20th Annual Intern Supervision Day Conference, Normal IL.

Banks, B. M., Cicciarelli, K. S., & Verma, K. (2019, August). Engagement in Culturally Responsive Practices for High School Personnel. Invited Series prepared for Peoria High School, Peoria IL

Banks, B. M. (2019, August). Take Action: Combatting Microaggressions on Campus. Invited workshop prepared for Illinois State University, Student Affairs Division, Inclusivity Team.

Banks, B. M. (2019, April). The Impact of Microaggressions – An Introductory Training. Invited Talk prepared for the Geisinger Health System.

Banks, B. M. (2019, March). Productive Responses to Microaggression. Invited Brown Bag prepared for the Extending Empathy Project, Department of Psychology, Illinois State University, Normal IL.

Banks, B. M., (2018, October). CAS and CAST Professional Development Training. Invited Workshop prepared for 10 College of Arts and Sciences and Colleges of Applied Science and Technology faculty members, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M., (2018, September). Implementation of Diversity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus. Invited Workshop prepared for Mount Mercy University faculty and staff, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Banks, B. M., (2018, September). Engagement in Difficult Conversations. Invited Workshop prepared for Mount Mercy University campus, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Banks, B. M., (2018, August). Microaggression and Intentional Language – Part II. Invited Workshop prepared for Illinois State University Family and Consumer Sciences Department, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M., (2018, February). Microaggression and Intentional Language – Part I. Invited Workshop prepared for Illinois State University Family and Consumer Sciences Department, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M., (2018, February). CARE4U Social Justice Training. Invited Workshop prepared for CARE4U professional staff, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M., (2018, February). School psychology program professional development meeting: Social justice. Invited Workshop prepared for Illinois State University School Psychology Program, Normal, IL.

Banks, B. M. (2017, May). The Impact of Microaggressions – An Introductory Training. Invited Workshop prepared for the Geisinger Health System.

Banks, B. M. (2017, March). Take a Seat at the Table and Have Some Lemonade: A Discussion of Black Womanhood. Facilitated workshop on Black womanhood using the latest Beyoncé and Solange works at Colorado State University.

Banks, B. M. (2017, March). Identity Development and Mental Health. Facilitated workshop on racial/ethnic identity development and resiliency for self-identified Black women at Colorado State University.

Banks, B. M. (2017, January). Resources for Disabled Students Spring Retreat. Facilitated staff visioning retreat at Colorado State University. Helped staff develop short and long term goals for office development.

Banks, B. M. (Fall 2016). Owning Your Resiliency as a Black Woman. Facilitated a series for self-identified Black women at Colorado State University surrounding resiliency, identity development, and post-election stress.

Banks, B. M. (Fall 2016). Doing the Work and Maintaining Resilience. Workshop presented on two occasions to separate groups students who work at the Colorado State University’s Women and Gender Advocacy Center.

Past Panels​

I am Not Your Negro (2019, March). Panel member at Illinois State University Student Counseling Services’ film screening, Normal, IL.

Better Together: Diversity Week Panel (2019, March). Faculty Panel member at Illinois State University’s Student Government Association Diversity Week, Normal, IL.

More Than a Word (2019, February). Panel member at Illinois State University Psychology Department’s film screening, Normal, IL.

COM Week 2018 Create Your Space (2018, April). Panel member at Illinois State University School of Communication’s Com Week, Normal, IL.

What is microaggression?: How is microaggression different from racism, sexism, and age-segregation? (2018, February). Panel member at Illinois State University’s Social, Ethnic, and Racial Boundaries on Campus and Community in the 21st Century, Normal, IL.

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