Affectionately known as “The Race Healer,” Milagros has been facilitating programs for over 35 years on race literacy, racial conditioning, and healing from racism that inform, transform, and lead to inspired action.
Her programs are presented at educational institutions, Fortune 100 companies, corporations, and public courses and seminars. A keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, three times author, and certified coach, Milagros's fourth book, Cracking the Healers Code: A Prescription for Healing Racism and Finding Wholeness, is due out in August 2021.
Milagros' work comes from lived experience and is backed by historical and scientific research. It comes from walking through the shadow to find her light, and in the process, helping others find theirs. What she brings to this work is great compassion, a deep understanding of race, and an awareness of peoples' individual and collective power.
In her 35+ years facilitating seminars and conversations around race, she found that people often lack the information with which to transform. Without the systemic and institutional background that has led to mass racial conditioning, it is difficult to get beyond the personal. The missing information associated with race keeps us in a loop of endless repetition.
However, we are not stuck. Race literacy and awareness puts us in the driver's seat of our lives and allows us to choose differently.
Her signature 2-day program, Race Demystified, is the only program on race that walks participants through the healing process, quickening their understanding of race, racism, and racial conditioning in a way that traditional DEI training takes years to achieve. By connecting the past to the present and moving through the healing process. From awareness to wisdom, participants of Race Demystified leave with a stronger connection to themselves and to others, and are ready to live from their authentic selves as part of the human family.
Her background uniquely prepared her to do this work. Milagros' indoctrination began early as a Black and Hispanic child. She spent her formative years living under a dictatorship in the Caribbean and understands the various forms that oppression takes. She has experienced racism and prejudice in two languages and understands the impact of both racism and colonization on the human psyche. Moreover, she is committed to compassionate transformation.
Personal and collective development is her calling. Understanding and healing racism is the work of her heart.