From the Director

Free Speech / Safe Space Questions

posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:33 PM by L Williams

If you've been following the free speech/safe space questions on university campuses, you might be interested in this article (and the various embedded links, which offer diverse alternate views): Why Colleges Have a Right to  Reject Hateful Speakers Like Ann Coulter.  Please write back if you'd be interested in discussing it!
All the best,
Shanti

New PD Opportunities

posted Apr 25, 2017, 3:12 PM by L Williams

Here are a few great upcoming events and PD opportunities you may be interested in.  Most of them are pasted below, but there is also a flyer for a workshop attached.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,
Shanti

Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era



The DePaul College of Education is hosting a forum titled "Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era" on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm on the Lincoln Park Campus (2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 314).

Please see the above flyer for details. Click here to register. 

Chicago Freedom School:

Saturday May 6, 1p-4p - History of Voter Suppression

Are you concerned by the role of voter suppression in the recent election? Join us as we discuss the never ending battle for the vote in modern America. Participants will learn about current voter suppression legislation, the impact of gerrymandering and voter ID laws, and how groups across the US are mobilizing resistance. Suggested donation: $10


Rev Up Training Institute

May 18-21, 2017

Young people are leading dynamic and important social change in schools and communities across the country. CFS is partnering with the University of Chicago M.Ed. in Youth Development Program to offer a multi-day training institute for youth organizers, teachers, and youth workers who are interested in exploring ideas and building strategies to incorporate social justice practices into their work. Rev Up features workshops led by some of the most innovative youth development organizations in Chicago and provides opportunities to build strong professional networks to support youth-led social change. 

 

click here for information and registration

Summer Opportunities:

Summer EducationWorkshops: Advancing Racial Justice in Schools

July 17 - 20

 

This 4-day, intensive IRRPP Workshop is intended for all K-12 educatorsinterested in advancing racial justice in their classrooms and schools. The purpose of the retreat is for participants to acquire new knowledge and skills that they can bring into their schools as well as become embedded in strong networks of support that will further institutional and community development and improve educational experiences and opportunities for underserved communities. The workshop is structured to include a competitively selected cohort of 50 participants. CPDUs available for participants. Find out more, including how to apply here.



Educating in a Diverse Democracy:
A Course for American Educators




Seeds of Peace is hosting a professional development course for educators that will happen in Maine from July 29 to August 13. This is an opportunity to become a part of a supportive network of fellow educators and gain skills for compassionate and effective work with American youth in our current political climate. Please see the flyer above for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this innovative course, apply here.


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45th Summer Institute on Descriptive Process

July 30-August 4, 2017

             Using Descriptive Process And Reflective Conversations To:

 

  • Inform the Work of Teaching
  • Gain Another Way of Looking
  • Create Political Ground and to Think about School as Public and Democratic Space, Supporting Diversity and Complexity

 

Facing History and Ourselves Featured Events

Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Find an event in the Chicago area or join us online! Scholarships are available.

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Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Summer Seminar: June 26-28, 2017



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Summer Opportunities

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:19 AM by L Williams


Dear Students,
If you are looking for opportunities to work, learn, and have fun in meaningful, socially engaged ways -- check out the listings below! More listed under the Summer Opportunities page. 

Also, amazing events are happening in Chicago this Spring! Taking part in local events gives you a chance to connect in deeper ways with Chicago, meet great people, and advance social justice.  As always, check out the Civic Engagement calendar for opportunities such as:

April 22, 10:00 am March for Science 101 E. Congress Pkwy 
April 30, 12:30-3:00 pm : Communities Against Islamophobia: Training for Allies, Second Unitarian Church of Chicago 656 W Barry Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657

May 1: Join us on historic May Day as we gather immigrant, refugee, labor and faith leaders to rally behind the rights of ALL people in Chicago! We will meet in Union Park at 1pm and rally and march from there. RSVP here:icirr.org/mayday

Please let me know if you'd like help or more information with any of these, or if you have other ideas I can help you with.
All the best,
S. Elliott

Chicago Students: Apply for Summer Jobs with Mikva



Mikva's application for students to apply for summer jobs at Mikva is now available at http://tinyurl.com/MikvaSummer2017

Students can apply if they are 16-20 years old and live in the city of Chicago (or Cook County). Internships will run 6-7 weeks from June to August. More information about what the jobs entail and why students should want to apply are all found on the application page

Applicants are required to attend one of three open interview sessions that will take place on April 24th, 25th or 27th at Mikva Challenge from 4pm-7pm

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 21 at 5:00 PM. Students with questions should email summerinternship@mikvachallenge.org
 
NEW Summer Youth Opportunity with Mikva



Our student application for our new Neighborhood Leadership Initiative is now available! Students can apply for this 18 month program if they are currently in 8th or 9th grade and live one of five Chicago neighborhoods: Englewood, New City, North Lawndale, Roseland or South Lawndale. 

This new initiative will combine the best of Mikva's youth leadership and activism programs, youth voice in local decision making, intensive mentoring and support for high need youth, and exploration of racial and gender equity issues in Chicago and the country. 

To be eligible, students must: 
  • Be male students of color who are rising or current 9th graders
  • Demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement 
  • Demonstrate interest in growing leadership skills and improving their community 
  • Demonstrate interest in attending work and college readiness workshops 
Interested students should apply at http://tinyurl.com/MikvaNLI2017. The deadline to apply is April 21 at 5:00 PM. Contact AJ Johnson-Garrett at aj@mikvachallenge.orgwith any questions.

Chicago Freedom School's Summer Fellowship! 




Young people ages 14-17 who identify as Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Middle Eastern, multiracial and/or youth of color...

Are you passionate about social justice?
Are you looking for tools to make positive change in your community?
Do you want to build diverse friendships and a family with like-minded peers and supportive adults? 
Do you want to develop your voice, skills, and power to fight injustice? 

Chicago Freedom School's Summer Fellowship might be for you! Click here to find out more and to applyThe deadline to apply is May 1. 

For more information, contact Tony at tony@chicagofreedomschool.org
 
UIC Health Sciences Careers Conference

UIC will be hosting a Health Sciences Career Conference for High School Students, Teacher and Counselors. The Conference will take place on Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 AM – 3:00PM at UIC’s Student Center West (828 South Wolcott Avenue).

The conference will have two tracks, one for the students and the other for educators. Please contact Darryl Pendleton at dpendle@uic.edu or 312-355-1670 with any questions.
 
2017 Spring Dreamer & Family Education Forum & Resource Fair 

The 2017 Spring Dreamer & Family Education Forum & Resource Fair takes place on Saturday April 22 at the Arturo Velasquez Institute (2800 S. Western Avenue.) 

This event is aimed to support students and their families in navigating the uncertain times that we live in.  There will be a college and resource fair along with a panel and a series of workshops discussing topics such as "Know Your Rights", mental health, postsecondary opportunities, and services available at the City Colleges of Chicago.  

Students can register here.




Are you a rising junior or senior interested in democracy studies, legal studies, or theater and creative activism? This summer, Hampshire College offers a Precollege program that invites students to imagine money in politics differently.

In Citizens United, we’ll explore fundamental questions about how free speech and civic participation work according to current campaign finance laws. Using improvisation, role-play, and creative writing, we’ll ask: What are the limits and possibilities to defining money as speech? Does the equal right of a person, human or corporate, to participate in public discourse lead to unequal influence in public opinion? What is meaningful speech?

The program will be taught by the amazing artist Adelita Husni-Bey and myself, a curator and Hampshire alum. Throughout the program we’ll work with lawyers and activists, including the co-founder of Free Speech for People and a lead organizer at Represent.Us.

Citizens United will run this summer from July 17-28.

Some important upcoming application deadlines:
April 14: Priority Deadline for all completed and submitted applications to receive a 10% tuition discount
May 15: Application Deadline (all application materials must be submitted)

As one of the lead instructors for this program and a Hampshire alum, I’m happy to talk more with you and any interested students about the program and the academic philosophy at Hampshire. I'm really excited about this program and think it could be a great way for students interested in self-directed, interdisciplinary study to get to know the Hampshire campus.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Warmly,
Jocelyn Edens
-- 
Curator of New Media (Temporary)
Kress Curatorial Fellow
Hampshire College
413-559-5629

Mikva Summer Jobs Application is NOW AVAILABLE! (Deadline: 4/22)

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:51 AM by L Williams

The application for students to apply for summer jobs at Mikva is NOW AVAILABLE at http://tinyurl.com/MikvaSummer2017

Students can apply if they are 16-20 years old and live in the city of Chicago (or Cook County). Internships will run 6-7 weeks in Jun-Aug - more information about what the jobs entail and why students should want to apply are all found on the website (and the attached fliers). 

Things to note: 
  • This year's application is entirely online (and is mobile friendly)! We have attached a jpeg (to share on social media) - please use either/both to help promote the opportunity among your students!

  • Interviews: Please let students know that they are *required* to attend one of three open interview sessions that will take place on April 24th, 25th or 27th at Mikva Challenge from 4pm-7pm! When they complete the online application, students will be prompted to choose which interview date they plan to attend, but the extra heads up from you cannot hurt.

  • Letters of Rec: When students complete the application, they will be asked at the end to enter the email of a teacher/adult willing to write a letter of rec on their behalf. If they enter your email, you will automatically receive an email w/a link to submit your recommendation ONLINE. If you have any students you would like to send a letter for whether they enter your email in that box or not, you can do so at http://www.mikvachallenge.org/2017-summer-application-recommendations/Note: Last year we received almost 1000 applications for <100 openings - your recommendation can go a long way in making sure your students stand out from the pack! :)

  • Deadline to applyFriday, April 22nd at 5:00pm! 
Any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know! 
STUDENTS with questions should email summerinternship@mikvachallenge.org

2016-2017 Civic Engagement Brochure

posted Mar 21, 2017, 12:03 PM by L Williams


Summer opportunities -- upcoming application deadlines!

posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:36 AM by L Williams   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

Here are a couple of new ones to add to the list below.  
Also please note, Desi Youth Rising deadline has been extended to March 27!
Please let me know if you have other ideas, suggestions, or questions!
All the best,
S. Elliott

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY 

Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit - Application Deadline April 2, 2017

A joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit is an educational forum in Chicago to help grow a new generation of global leaders. Participants from Chicago and its 28 international sister cities are empowered through workshops, discussions and presentations on advocacy, activism and leadership. The Summit encourages young women to become active leaders in their communities and develop solutions to the challenges girls face around the world.

The Summit consists of a one-week (July 22-29) summer intensive program for teenage girls, ages 14-16. It is an opportunity for the girls to meet their peers from around the world; share issues that are of concern to them; participate in workshops; and meet with distinguished women in leadership positions. The participants are made aware of the experiences of peers who come from different backgrounds and are positioned to serve as advocates for each other in the future.

Apply Now

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"I had to dig deep within myself to really start understanding all of the injustices in the world. Having made friends at CFS who I feel will be around for life, made everything a plus. These people are like your family."  -Freedom Fellow

Create a world you never thought possible.

Calling all young people ages 14-17 who identify as Black, Latina/o, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, mixed-race, and/or people of color...

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

DO WANT TO BUILD NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND FAMILY WITH YOUTH YOUR AGE?

DO YOU WANT TO DEVELOP YOUR VOICE, POWER AND SKILLS TO DISMANTLE INJUSTICE?

 

During the Fellowship, fellows....

  • Learn about the history of social movements
  • Explore current issues like racism, access to healthy food, school to prison pipeline, sexism, heterosexism, violence and peacemaking, climate change, and more
  • Develop leadership and community organizing skills
  • Design and lead action to make change in schools and communities
  • Go on an overnight Healing Retreat
  • Make friends and have fun!

Dates/Times

The Fellowship is a 6-month program than runs from July 10th to December 16, 2017. It includes:

  1. Summer Leadership InstituteMonday-Friday 10am-5pmJuly 10 through August 4, 2017
  2. Weekly after school meetings from late August to mid December (when you do your group action project)
  3. Fall Leadership in Action workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10am-4pm:  August 26,  September 16October 14November 18, and December 16

Fellows receive a $400 stipend.

CTA passes and meals are provided.

 

Applications now available!

 

Since 2007, 254 young people from across Chicago have gained knowledge of social justice history, community organizing skills, and strong networks to build movements for change in their communities. Freedom Fellowship Alumni continue to organize and lead policy campaigns to address issues such as criminal justice system reform, affordable housing, school reform, DREAM Act, zero-tolerance policies, food justice, gender representation in media, among others.

Questions? Contact Tony at 312-435-1201, or click the link to your right to send an e-mail. 


On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Shanti Elliott <selliott@fwparker.org> wrote:
Hi All -- 
It's snowing -- take a moment to think about summer!
Check out these amazing summer opportunities, and consider applying!  
all the best,
S. Elliott

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY 

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange ProgramApplication Deadline Extended March 15, 2017

The U.S.-Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) is a four-week program that runs from July through August that offers an opportunity to youth in the United States to develop leadership skills, build new understandings of civic engagement and diversity, and cultivate new friendships across the world. This fully-funded, U.S.-based program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity for U.S. students to participate in a leadership program alongside youth and adults from Iraq.
 
Applications are now open for Chicago-area students! Visit the IYLEP site to learn more and apply by March 15, 2017.


STUDENT OPPORTUNITY 

Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit - Application Deadline April 2, 2017

A joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit is an educational forum in Chicago to help grow a new generation of global leaders. Participants from Chicago and its 28 international sister cities are empowered through workshops, discussions and presentations on advocacy, activism and leadership. The Summit encourages young women to become active leaders in their communities and develop solutions to the challenges girls face around the world.

The Summit consists of a one-week (July 22-29summer intensive program for teenage girls, ages 14-16. It is an opportunity for the girls to meet their peers from around the world; share issues that are of concern to them; participate in workshops; and meet with distinguished women in leadership positions. The participants are made aware of the experiences of peers who come from different backgrounds and are positioned to serve as advocates for each other in the future.

Apply Now


ACLU SUMMER INSTITUTE

Program Overview

From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena.

The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.

In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.


Desi Youth Rising


We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 summer leadership retreat! This year's retreat will be held on August 11-13, 2017 at the University of Chicago.  During the 3-day retreat, youth will engage in experiential and interactive workshops that aim to:

  • Connect their personal identities as South Asian youth to social movements
  • Highlight how systems of oppression shape our world and individual experiences
  • Foster a sense of belonging and solidarity across intersectional identities
  • Provide mentorship
  • Build the technical knowledge and skills needed to create social change, such as critical thinking, communication, leadership, advocacy, and community organizing
  • Set them up for action

Applications are due on Monday, March 13, 2017


OR TZEDEK TEEN SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMER PROGRAM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Join JCUA for Or Tzedek Summer 2017.

Click here for Or Tzedek Program Information.

This summer there are TWO options for teens:

OR TZEDEK SUMMER SESSION 2017
Wed. July 26 – Sunday August 6, 2017
Early Bird Registration: $1350
Full Price Registration: $1600
A $200 deposit is due when you sign up.

This summer, JCUA is excited to announce we are partnering
with URJ’s Urban Mitzvah Corps for:

MITZVAH CORPS CHICAGO SUMMER PROGRAM
Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 6
For more information or to register for this session, please visit Mitzvah Corps Chicago

- See more at: https://jcua.org/youth-programming/or-tzedek-summer-sessions/#sthash.v5avk56J.dpuf

Chicago Freedom School:
CFS in Action
Project HealUs Applications Now Available!  

Youth ages 14-21: Join the movement for women and femme liberation with Project HealUs 
 


Come HEAL, ORGANIZE and FIGHT with Project HealUS!

Applications due March 24th

Project HealUs activates and prepares fifteen young people of color ages 14-21 to explore, engage, and expand the work of the reproductive justice movement within our communities. Project HealUs participants build leadership through political education, skill development, and youth-led action through a 10-week curriculum focused on the history of the reproductive just movement, misogyny, reproductive planning, rape culture awareness, compassionate countering strategies and community organizing.

Programs runs April 6 through June 8, 2017.

Stipend, transportation and food provided.

For more information contact Tony, Youth Programs Director


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Shanti Elliott
Director of Civic Engagement
Francis W. Parker School
330 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 797-5402

http://civicengagement.fwparker.org/

“Justice is what love looks like in public.”

~ Cornel West

Exploring Points of View

posted Mar 15, 2017, 8:05 AM by L Williams   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 8:05 AM ]



This article, How to escape your bubble for a clearer view, includes a range of tools for exploring different political perspectives. I'm sharing in case you or your students might want to explore some of these sites. While I'm at it, I'll also share a short post from a workshop Kevin and I attended in the fall: we felt that the approach outlined here leads to deeper thinking and transformative dialogue, and can be adapted to classroom contexts too: Three questions to open a constructive conversation. All the best, Shanti

Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:22 PM by L Williams   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 5:22 PM ]


In case you hadn't seen this: there's an amazing lineup of speakers and discussions in honor of Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks coming up this Spring.  Here's the link. 
Enjoy!

Summer opportunities

posted Mar 7, 2017, 9:04 AM by L Williams

Check out these amazing summer opportunities, and consider applying!  
all the best,
S. Elliott

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY 

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange ProgramApplication Deadline Extended March 15, 2017

The U.S.-Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) is a four-week program that runs from July through August that offers an opportunity to youth in the United States to develop leadership skills, build new understandings of civic engagement and diversity, and cultivate new friendships across the world. This fully-funded, U.S.-based program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity for U.S. students to participate in a leadership program alongside youth and adults from Iraq.
 
Applications are now open for Chicago-area students! Visit the IYLEP site to learn more and apply by March 15, 2017.


STUDENT OPPORTUNITY 

Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit - Application Deadline April 2, 2017

A joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit is an educational forum in Chicago to help grow a new generation of global leaders. Participants from Chicago and its 28 international sister cities are empowered through workshops, discussions and presentations on advocacy, activism and leadership. The Summit encourages young women to become active leaders in their communities and develop solutions to the challenges girls face around the world.

The Summit consists of a one-week (July 22-29summer intensive program for teenage girls, ages 14-16. It is an opportunity for the girls to meet their peers from around the world; share issues that are of concern to them; participate in workshops; and meet with distinguished women in leadership positions. The participants are made aware of the experiences of peers who come from different backgrounds and are positioned to serve as advocates for each other in the future.

Apply Now


ACLU SUMMER INSTITUTE

Program Overview

From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena.

The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.

In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.


Desi Youth Rising


We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 summer leadership retreat! This year's retreat will be held on August 11-13, 2017 at the University of Chicago.  During the 3-day retreat, youth will engage in experiential and interactive workshops that aim to:

  • Connect their personal identities as South Asian youth to social movements
  • Highlight how systems of oppression shape our world and individual experiences
  • Foster a sense of belonging and solidarity across intersectional identities
  • Provide mentorship
  • Build the technical knowledge and skills needed to create social change, such as critical thinking, communication, leadership, advocacy, and community organizing
  • Set them up for action

Applications are due on Monday, March 13, 2017


OR TZEDEK TEEN SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMER PROGRAM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Join JCUA for Or Tzedek Summer 2017.

Click here for Or Tzedek Program Information.

This summer there are TWO options for teens:

OR TZEDEK SUMMER SESSION 2017
Wed. July 26 – Sunday August 6, 2017
Early Bird Registration: $1350
Full Price Registration: $1600
A $200 deposit is due when you sign up.

This summer, JCUA is excited to announce we are partnering
with URJ’s Urban Mitzvah Corps for:

MITZVAH CORPS CHICAGO SUMMER PROGRAM
Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 6
For more information or to register for this session, please visit Mitzvah Corps Chicago

- See more at: https://jcua.org/youth-programming/or-tzedek-summer-sessions/#sthash.v5avk56J.dpuf

Chicago Freedom School:
CFS in Action
Project HealUs Applications Now Available!  

Youth ages 14-21: Join the movement for women and femme liberation with Project HealUs 
 


Come HEAL, ORGANIZE and FIGHT with Project HealUS!

Applications due March 24th

Project HealUs activates and prepares fifteen young people of color ages 14-21 to explore, engage, and expand the work of the reproductive justice movement within our communities. Project HealUs participants build leadership through political education, skill development, and youth-led action through a 10-week curriculum focused on the history of the reproductive just movement, misogyny, reproductive planning, rape culture awareness, compassionate countering strategies and community organizing.

Programs runs April 6 through June 8, 2017.

Stipend, transportation and food provided.

For more information contact Tony, Youth Programs Director


International Women's Day - Teaching Resources

posted Mar 6, 2017, 11:57 AM by L Williams   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 12:00 PM ]

Following on SAGE's inspiring Women's Day event Friday evening, led by Lorin Pritikin, I want to share a few resources for International Women's Day, which is March 8 (Women's History Month is all of March).
This is the International Women's Day site, focused on the 2017 IWD theme, Be Bold for Change.
Here's the UN Women's page, Women in the Changing World of Work.
The Zinn Education site includes some good resources on Women's History, and Teaching Tolerance has a number of great activities like this one, created last year in partnership with Bread and Roses.  And here's a Teaching for Change lesson on 20th Century Women Activists.  
Enjoy!
Shanti

ORIGINAL DATE: 3/6/17 - 10:13AM

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