Growing Teacher-Advocates

July 7, 2022 to July 14, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eden Hall Campus, Chatham University

Cost: $15/$50/$200 Pay what you can
The true cost to run this program is $200 in program fees. If you are within the means and privilege to pay this amount, please do, since it allows us to continue to offer programs like this.

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This study group for K-12 in-service educators and administrators is intended as a race identity development and dialogue space. Educators of any race are welcome to meet over a weekend as they read, discuss and embody Leah Penniman's book "Farming While Black."

As we discuss the book and what it means for educators' teaching practices, we will work on the farm at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus to help build new garden beds. This "work and talk" space will allow educators to be in a mindful, meditative, body-centric space as we dig deep into racial justice topics and their connection to sustainability and food systems. Social distancing and tool sanitation practices will be followed for the in-person farm work.

Learning Objectives (Educators will be able to…):
* Define racism and white supremacy through systemic (vs. individual) lenses
* Explain the history and current state of racism in the food system and society at large
* Plan personal action steps to integrate positive teacher-advocate practices into teaching and daily life
*Explain why it is important for educators to talk about race in the classroom (including white educators with predominantly white students)
* Recognize and explain race dialogue facilitation practices in action
* Construct regenerative, biointensive garden beds and learn a selection of best practices for agroecology.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, July 7th from 9am to 5pm
Thursday, July 14th from 9am to 5pm

Facilitators:
Skukura Woods, MSCP (she, her, hers), Owner/Wellness Facilitator, Intimate Ascension, LLC Chatham alum and trained Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator;
Madeline Hennessey (she, her, hers), Chatham Bachelor of Sustainability student and trained Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator;
Chris Murakami (he, him, his), Assistant Professor of Agroecology and Food Studies.

Cost: $15/$50/$200 Pay what you can* (does not include book)
The true cost to run this program is covered by $200 program fees. If you are an individual or an institution with the means and privilege to pay this amount, please do, since it allows us to continue to offer programs like this.

*During the last session, participants will decide which local black-owned/led business or organization to donate half of their program fees to.

Registration

Fee : $15/$50/$200 Pay what you can
The true cost to run this program is $200 in program fees. If you are within the means and privilege to pay this amount, please do, since it allows us to continue to offer programs like this.
Number of tickets remaining: 5

REGISTER

Location

Eden Hall Campus, Chatham University


Directions

https://www.chatham.edu/locations/eden-hall-campus/directions-and-map.html


Contact Information

Kelly Henderson
(412) 365-2416
khenderson@chatham.edu