Conversations That Matter: Our Schools – 4/27/2018

Conversations That Matter: Our Schools
Friday, April 27, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Presenters: Dr. Veirdre Ridgely-Jackson (Keynote Speaker) and Barbara Simmons (Facilitator)
Cost: $25 (includes breakfast & lunch)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206

How do our children experience the racial divide in school? Join us for an honest and open dialogue about racial bias in educational settings. For teachers, administrators, counselors and school ministers.

Join us to:
Listen to the voices of local students about their experiences with systemic racism.
Learn how racism impacts a child’s mind, body and spirit.
Get guidance from experts and dialog with other school leaders in a safe, supportive environment.

Outcomes of the day will include:
A deeper understanding of how to make our school environments more inviting of diverse student bodies.
A new sensitivity for what students of color are experiencing.
A new look at restoring respectful dialogue for students.
Ideas around integrating values into curriculums across subject areas.

Dr. Veirdre Ridgely-Jackson
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Veirdre Ridgely-Jackson
Award-wining educator and expert in child trauma-informed practices, healthy classroom environments, curriculum design, leadership and team development.


Barbara Simmons
Director of the Peace Center and professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University. Certified in Compassionate Listening and Alternatives to Violence.

Conversations That Matter is an ongoing forum for contemplative dialogue and understanding. People of all affiliations and backgrounds are invited to participate in this meaningful and civil discussion for personal and social transformation.

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