Milagros is a motivational speaker who develops and facilitates customized seminars and programs on race, personal development and transformation for the private and corporate sectors. She is working on her fourth book, Race & the 8 Stages of Healing, which will be published in 2018.
Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader, and Author of 11 Reasons to Become Race Literate: A pocket guide to a new conversation and 8 Essentials to a Race Conversation: A Manual to a New Dialogue, specializes in transformation and creating a safe space for engaging in difficult conversations. Her powerful approach leaves participants empowered, inspired and hopeful. Milagros’ 2-day program, Race Demystified & the Healing Process, has been presented for more than 15 years to Fortune 100 Companies, colleges, universities and communities throughout the US. She co-developed the Race Equity Framework Model to End HIV for The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). She has been invited to be a blogger for the Community and Culture’s Dialogue on Public Libraries at the Aspen Institute. The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution has incorporated Race Demystified & the Healing Process as part of the curriculum in their conflict resolution certification training.
Milagros was the senior consultant with Search for Common Ground and The Faith and Politics Institute as they worked collaboratively to develop Congressional Conversations on Race (CCR). Her three-part approach to a race conversation became the foundation for CCR. She also co-facilitated the program for three years. This program assisted members of Congress in crafting a productive conversation about race leading to community action and collaboration.
Milagros was the Founding Executive Director of “The National Resource Center for the Healing of Racism.” She has served as Expert in Residence for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Michigan State University uses part of her Transformation, Race, and Healing program, to train their diversity facilitators. Milagros trained over one thousand employees, executive staff and board members at a Fortune 100 Insurance Company. The transformation within the organization was so profound that one executive said, “We don’t even interview the same way anymore.” Milagros has more than 25 years of facilitation experience and is fluent in English and Spanish.