Yu-Shuan Tarango-Sho

Professional Development Trainer

Yu-Shuan is a 1.5 generation Taiwanese American settler on unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land. As the proud beneficiary of ancestors/family who crossed multiple borders to escape war and poverty, she gained at a young age deep respect for non-institutional unlettered education – street wisdom and scholarship. Yu-Shuan is an anti-oppression facilitator/coach with over 20 years of experience building Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-centered liberatory pedagogy and practice. She has developed content, facilitated, and trained leaders to facilitate workshops/training/modules for schools, universities, religious institutions, and non-profits. She has also developed and managed programs in various sectors to ensure the success and wellness of under-resourced and marginalized communities. Yu-Shuan served as the Family Engagement & Equity Specialist at Yu Ming Charter School (K-G8) for 6 years and founded Sacred Roots – a Black, Indigenous, Women of Color-led grassroots organization that offers embodied anti-oppression learning and healing pedagogy that is rooted in indigenous and BIPOC cultural wisdom and practices – in 2016. Prior to that, she was a founding director of a collegiate justice institute designed to help young adults deepen their reflective capacity around identity, faith, and social justice. Since 2018, Yu-Shuan has been an adjunct professor at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, teaching an annual intensive immersion seminary course on decolonizing theology. She is a proud mother of two mixed-race children and a life partner to a 4th generation Chicanx