Participants will explore the dynamics of gender, sex, and sexual orientation through an interactive format that will focus on common language and shared experiences. Tools will be provided for understanding our own gender narrative and the narrative of others, as well as sharing of best practices in a school setting. Participants will use their personal narrative to identify their own brand of gender activism.
Dr. Stephany Rose
In social justice work, we are often reminded that we must be the change we want to see in the world. But what does it mean to be a change agent? What are the cost and benefits to actively working towards inclusive environments? What practical steps can educators take today in creating inclusive classrooms and work environments? This workshop facilitated by Dr. Stephany Rose, founder of For Our Children’s Children Enterprises, will explore the work we all are capable of engaging in now to create equitable environments in education
Code-switching is something we all do, whether we are conscious of it, or not. But what is code-switching and why does it matter? The term originally derives from linguistics (specifically to refer to mixing languages in conversation), but this presentation invites us to look at code-switching more broadly. Participants are asked to consider code-switching as a cultural phenomenon while reflecting on personal experiences. To build your cultural dexterity requires conscious effort to become aware of how you engage with others and how we all modify our behavior according to cultural codes.
In this workshop for self-identified advanced and intermediate folks, participants will explore different approaches to dealing with situations that call for speaking out and standing up for inclusiveness. We will use the Socratic Method, Talking Circle, and Role Playing.
Have you ever had any of these conversations with yourself “I can’t believe she said that to me!” or “Was that a compliment or an insult” or “I was really offended by what he said, but I didn’t say anything.”
Regardless of your race or ethnic identity, we frequently experience or witness difficult situations. Someone says or does something unintentionally (or intentionally) that brings shame or hurt to the recipient. However, for a variety of reasons we choose to remain silent.
Arthur McFarlane II
A pictorial retrospective on the life and achievements of W.E.B. Du Bois and some of his contemporaries that will cover the time from his birth in 1868 in Great Barrington, MA until his death in 1963 in Accra, Ghana. A look at the lives of Dr. Du Bois and his great-grandson for lessons learned. Join Mr. McFarlane for a living historical perspective and an interactive dialogue.
The average person is exposed to over 3,000 forms of marketing every day and what marketing firms and manufacturers count on are that these images will get imprinted into your mind and become a part of your thought process. What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Just Do It? It’s not surprising how easily we can become conditioned to believe what’s portrayed in the media in forms of TV, movies, commercials, bill boards, and magazines. Participants will engage in dialogue around the impact of various ethnic popular icons and artifacts from the past to the present.