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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Conversation Circles for Educators:
Education in the time of COVID-19
October 4, 2020
Education & Racial Justice
October 11, 2020
Facilitator: Shengxiao "Sole" Yu
Start Time: noon PT | 3pm ET
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Hosted on Zoom - link will be shared after registration
Cost: $35.00 for each event
The start of the 2020-2021 school year has been challenging for educators across the country. Many school districts and families are experiencing a complex set of challenges against the background of COVID-19 and racial justice uprisings. For some school districts, this comes in the broader context of chronic underfunding and marginalization.
We are hosting two conversation circle events designed as intimate spaces for educators to reflect and share the experience they have had so far with the school year. We will center the experience of educators and build support and community in the process.
October 4, 2020: Education in the time of COVID-19
October 11, 2020: Education and Racial Justice
To create a deep conversational environment, each circle event is limited to a 25-person capacity. No prior knowledge or experience required. You are encouraged to come with curiosity, willingness to do deep listening, and video on is encouraged. The conversation circles will be hosted on zoom. Zoom link will be shared after registration.
The conversation circles will be facilitated by Shengxiao "Sole" Yu, a social justice educator and community advocate. Sole has experience working with educators to specifically discuss social justice issues in the context of classrooms and schools. Sole's approach to social justice education is grounded in the principles of anti-oppression: understanding how marginalized groups are systematically excluded from decision-making that impacts their lives, recognizing the structural barriers marginalized groups face in accessing power, and actively confronting racism, colorism, sexism, classism, heteronormativity, ableism, and other harmful systems that operate both in society at large and within social justice movements. Sole believes that lasting social change will only come from actions that dismantle systems of injustice and work toward collective liberation. View Full Bio >