SEED Co-directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Jondou Chase Chen will be presenting a workshop at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) this week.
Their session, "Justice Beyond Oppression: Moving Higher Education Campuses Toward Wholeness and Healing," will be Wednesday, May 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Room: E142 of the Oregon Convention Center, in Portland, Oregon. They explain:
This session will provide a facilitative framework to move social justice from focusing only oppression and resistance to also including wholeness and healing. We will introduce participants to the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), a 32-year-old facilitation-training program that centers learning and relationship building as necessary for individual and collective justice. Our method is grounded in gathering people together in intentionally-structured and ongoing conversations where people reflect within themselves, share stories, and participate in experiential learning about social systems in order to grow capacity for change. This session should particularly benefit students, staff, and faculty in higher education who are committed to taking active leadership roles in building more just campuses and communities
We are also hosting an informal get-together for SEED leaders, colleagues, and friends one evening during the conference. If you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.