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SEED Workshops and Exhibit at Creating Change, January 20-24

buttons 200Catch up with SEED this week at the Creating Change conference in Chicago! Come to our two workshop sessions or stop by our exhibit table. We also invite SEED leaders to join us for a social gathering, even if you're not attending the conference.

If you're already a SEED leader, the workshops are great places to refresh your skills or to refer friends who might be curious about SEED. If you're not a SEED leader, we welcome you to come experience some of what SEED has to offer. Co-directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Emmy Howe, along with Staff Member Donald Burroughs will facilitate two sessions:

  • Let's Talk Gender and Racial Identity Development, on Friday, January 22, at 9 a.m.
    In this interactive workshop, attendees will actively participate in selected exercises that encourage them to look inward and explore their own gender and racial identity development as a necessary prelude to creating community/curricula that empowers all learners. Through strategic inquiry and shared examples, participants will examine how their own stories of gender and racial awareness make up their gender and racial identity and how the intersection of race and gender relate to social systems, in order to turn oppression and privilege into agency and action. Participants will identify some of the clarifying moments in their own gender stories and develop their own framework for gender identity development while also recalling important events in their racial identity development.
  • Laying the Foundation for Ongoing Conversations on Race and Gender in Schools and Education, Grades K-12, on Saturday, January 23, at 4:45 p.m.
    Participants will look inward at how they were schooled to deal with diversity and connection, a necessary prelude to creating community/curricula that empower all children and families. Participants will examine how their own stories relate to social systems, in order to turn oppression and privilege into agency and action. In addition, they will experience SEED’s methods of intentionally structured group conversation to create democratic discourse that includes input from all voices.

Trained SEED leaders are also invited to join us on Saturday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for dinner and a social gathering. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and learn how others are doing SEED work in their schools and organizations. Contact Gail Cruise-Roberson or Motoko Maegawa for details if you're interested.

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