FULL-DAY, IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
Purpose, Belonging, and Authenticity: Connecting Self, Students, and School Communities
For: All Educators
Friday, April 28, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Lawrenceville School
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
This day-long conference experience is the culmination of the Spring 2023 Subscription Series (open to non-subscribing schools at the non-discounted registration fee).
Program registrants will receive a copy of Ruha Benjamin's newest book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, also the title of her closing keynote session featured as a part of this experience.
Program sessions are below and the conference program is linked here.
$125 per registrant, Member Schools that participate in the Spring 2023 Subscription Series (info linked here)
$150 per registrant, all other Member Schools
$250 per registrant, Non-Member Schools
THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR
Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor:
Program Sessions Include:
Creating Authentic Space: Purposeful Reflection for Strategic Action
Facilitated by Jen Cort, Consultant, and Rodney Glasgow, Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School and President/Founder of The Glasgow Group
Educators who promote a sense of belonging on their campuses bring their full authentic selves to their work. At the same time, we must recognize and appreciate the mistakes, the learning, the growth that has shaped our own identities and mindsets. And we must allow for the same mistake-making, learning, and growth in others. Considering all that you've learned this year through professional development and lived experiences, what are the actions you can take for yourself and others to deepen your own practices in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging? This interactive session will ask participants to engage in purposeful reflection in order to create a strategic and actionable pathway forward for themselves, for their students, and for their school communities.
Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want
Presented by Ruha Benjamin, Professor, Department of African American Studies, Director of Graduate Affairs (DGA) at Princeton University
“All that you touch / You Change. / All that you Change / Changes you.”
- Octavia Butler
This session will highlight the key components of Ruha Benjamin’s latest book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, offering a practical and principled approach to transforming our communities and helping us build a more just and joyful world.
The Hutchins Institute for Social Justice: A Case Study for Social Justice in Secondary Education
Presented by Zaheer Ali, Executive Director of the Hutchins Center for Race and Social Justice at The Lawrenceville School
Elevating Our Worth, Agency, and Excellence Through Resilience Practices: Cultivating Community During Time of Turbulence
Presented by Dr. Gene Batiste, Assistant Head of School for Engagement at The Dwight-Englewood School
Awakening and Reconciling Our Truths
Presented by Paris McLean, Assistant Head of School for Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (DIAR); Shanie Israel, Associate Director of Curriculum, Professional Development, and Multicultural Innovation; and Steve Valentine, Assistant Head of the Upper School and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy
Confront Saviorism and Bias
Presented by Sarah Fischer, Director of Community Service at Newark Academy
Authentic Space for Middle School Voices: Middle School Equity & Inclusion Leadership Summit
Presented by the Gill St. Bernard's DEIC Team: Tracey Goodson Barrett, Candace Pryor Brown, Montana Vasquez-Grinnell, Cendahl Cornellio-Alter, Camille Bonds
This experience is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors:
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