Updated: Feb 20
As part of our Black History Month focus, we're hosting a panel discussion on Allyship in Black history with Professor Kita Marsh, (MSW, PMP) and Director of Programming for MAR USA.
Why should you attend this panel discussion?
First and foremost, Kita is insightful, empathetic, and beautifully illuminating about hard truths of human nature. Perhaps from her experience of working in the health and human services or from teaching graduate level social work courses, Kita holds a wisdom that is inspiring and beyond her years.
Who is Kita Marsh?
Kita is a graduate of Winthrop University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work degree, respectively. She spent 18 years working in the health and human services arena in administrative leadership capacities. Seeking a career change, Kita obtained her project management professional certification and joined one of the top 10 financial institutions in the world as a VP, Project Engineer. She currently manages technology infrastructure projects to support stock market trading.
In an effort to maintain her social work roots, Kita also teaches graduate level social work courses. She was previously on the adjunct faculty for Columbia University (NY) and currently teaches for Winthrop University. These experiences allow opportunity to interact and engage future Master Social Workers and enhance their knowledge of systemic oppression related to social work practice.
Kita teaches courses from a PROP (Power, Race, Oppression, and Privilege) lens and challenges her social work students to identify how their own implicit biases impact their work in micro (individual) and macro (organizations/communities) level social work practice.
Kita is part of MAR because it allows her a chance to engage in controversial conversations with people she wouldn’t ordinarily encounter. “It is important that we learn from one another. MAR gives me the opportunity to teach others how I prefer to be treated versus allowing them to make assumptions on how to treat me based on their experiences."
She focuses on developing a growth mindset, and hopes "to inspire others to do the self-reflection work required to be a better version of their current selves. We can only change as a whole when we change as individuals. “