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Interrupting/Examining the Impact of Oppression and Resistance on Student Wellness

12:30pm - March 8, 2022 thru 2:00pm - March 8, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Registration Deadline: March 8, 2022
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This is the fifth session for Healing School Communities: Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness, a Community of Practice intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health. In this session, we will attempt to better understand the underlying roots of oppression within schooling spaces (i.e. anti-blackness, colonization, etc.) and identify impactful strategies for countering, refusing, and moving away from these different manifestations of violence. This Community of Practice session will also offer opportunities for participants to:

 

  1. Name and examine the organizational structures that lead to Racial Violence within School Communities.
  2. Explore the various mental health implications of racial violence on school ecosystems.
  3. Identify and elevate community strengths, wisdom and voice as effective strategies for healing and place them at the center in supporting mental health.
  4. Become familiar with resources and tools to address the detrimental effects of racial violence in schools, that further build protective factors, power and agency.

 

Note: A recording of the learning session will be made available in the MHTTC Products and Resource Catalog. Certificates of completion are available to viewers of 50% (45 minutes) or more of the live webinar. CEUs are not available for this session.


Speaker: 

kenjus watson headshotKenjus Watson is a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, father, and partner who often shares space, energy, and dreams with radical educational communities. He aims to root and bridge this work in memories that attest to the inextricable link between the wellness of Black people, our autonomy, and the abolition of school.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This session is part of a Community of Practice that includes 7 weekly learning sessions. For more information about the other sessions in this Community of Practice, please click here.