The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial reckoning of 2020 pushed America's already strained workforce to the brink, evoking a mass exodus of American workers looking to escape job dissatisfaction, microaggressions, unsafe work conditions and low wages. It was coined the "Great Resignation".
Join History. Culture. Trauma. co-hosts Ingrid Cockhren, CEO of PACEs Connection, and Mathew Portell, director of outreach and education, this Thursday at 1 p.m. PT as they discuss the role of toxic stress in the Great Resignation and how trauma-informed, healing-centered workplaces are the future of work in America.
Cockhren and Portell will be joined by Marnie Dobson and Mark Van Landuyt of the Healthy Work Campaign.
Dobson is the director of the Healthy Work Campaign and the associate director of the Center for Social Epidemiology. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
For the last 13 years, Dobson has been involved in work stress research, including conducting qualitative, participatory research methods to enhance epidemiological studies, as well as workplace intervention development with several blue-collar working populations including firefighters and urban transit operators. Dobson continues to teach in occupational health classes at UCI and UCLA. She also publishes academic articles and book chapters and presents at scientific conferences.
Landuyt is the Campaign’s outreach director, co-founder of the California Bay Area Green New Deal Alliance, and a director of Generation Green. He worked as policy director for President Barack Obama and in myriad political campaigns, and is a former vice chair of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus.
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