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August 31, 2020

Fight for Life 2020-21 Service Offerings through Peace Learning Center

 

Admin & Teacher Workshops

  1. Race and Equity Training— 2 sessions for 35 participants each session – October 14th & 15th from 4:30-6:30pm Session 1 The 4 I’s of Oppression | October 28th & 29th 4:30-5:30 pm Session 2 Understanding Microaggressions

 

  • Session 1 – The 4 I’s of Oppression

Full sessions broken into 2 two-hour parts.  Can be done same day (morning and afternoon) or on separate days.

Description:

For individuals to analyze power through a lens of historic & systemic oppression, and to relate that understanding to the issues of equity, bias, and social justice in their daily lives and organizations.

The community will leave with a shared understanding and vocabulary around equity, to work towards institutional justice

 

  • Session 2 – Understanding and Interrupting Microaggressions

Full session 2 hours.

Description:

Microaggressions are all around us. In this 2-hour workshops participants will define the term, its history and impact, and build awareness of microaggressions in daily life.

 

 

  1. Implicit Bias Training— 40 participants with 10 FFL staff and board members – November 18th & 19th 4:30-6pm each day
  • This workshop is 3 hours (broken into two 1.5-hour time slots)

-AGENDA-

Session 1 – Part A:

Group Code- Setting the type of environment participants agree to uphold to ensure the best atmosphere for learning.

What is Implicit Bias– Definition.  Ensuring a shared vocabulary and understanding.

Envisioning Our Community—Exercise that allows participants to set intentions and expectations on the type of workplace they will inhabit.

PBPK (Perceptions based on Partial Knowledge, name not to be shared with participants.)—Activity that show participants how implicit bias show up in real time.

 

Session 2- Part B:

Harvard Implicit Bias Test—Unpack and discuss Harvard IB test.  Participants will be given this as homework to take before there session.

Gatekeeping—Discussion focused on gatekeepers; Anyone in an institutional / organizational role or position who can grant or deny access to institutional resources or equity. Gatekeepers are, by structural design, accountable to the institutions they work for, and not the people they serve. They function as buffers between their institutions and the community.

Group Planning— Reflect and brainstorm ideas of how to counteract implicit bias on internal, interpersonal, and institutional levels.

 

 

  1. Community Circles— 2 sessions for 20 participants per session. Full session 1.5 hours. – December 17th 4:30-6pm Session 1 | January 28th 4:30-6pm Session 2
  • Description:

The objective of these conversations is to provide a space for participants to process, reflect and share their needs.   We ask that it is something participants elect to partake in.  The focus of the circle can be dictated by current needs of the organization.

Topics:

Session 1 – Coronavirus Impact on Learning and School Culture

Session 2 – What racial and economic challenges are we up against and how can we overcome these obstacles together

 

 

Student and Parent Workshops

  1. Family Wellness Workshops – Twenty-two Family Modules for 40 families— two sets of 20 families, each group of 20 will go through 11 modules.  This will be from October until the end of the school year.  Each session will be 1.5 hours.

 

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“We’re in this Love Together”

Description – Group 1 Saturday, October 3rd at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, October 10th at 1pm

Participants will discuss and highlight the positive qualities of their family.  This sets the tone for subsequent sessions.  Families will understand that they are working to make what is good better.

 

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“I Am, and You Are”                                

Description– Group 1 Saturday, October 17th at 1pm  | Group 2 Saturday, October 24th at 1pm

Participants will describe who they think each other is.  Listing likes, dislikes, stressors, favorite foods, activities, etc.  This will allow each family member to see themselves as others see them.

 

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“Can we Talk?”

Description– Group 1 Saturday, October 31st at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, November 7th at 1pm

Participants will describe what they feel are the causes of conflicts or problems within a family.  No family will be singled out; rather, participants will describe a “generic” family.  This will allow participants to think about their own family’s dynamics without revealing personal information.

 

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“What is Conflict?

Description– Group 1 Saturday, November 14th at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, November 21st at 1pm

Participants will learn and identify the varied types of conflict and reasons for it. This will be the precursor to learning conflict resolution and reconciliation skills.

 

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How do we Solve Conflict? Part 1

DESCRIPTION – Group 1 Saturday, November 28th at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, December 5th at 1pm

Participants will learn techniques for solving conflict through discussion and role playing.  This will give family members an opportunity to reflect on family conflict without revealing personal information.

 

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How do we Solve Conflict? Part 2

Description– Group 1 Saturday, December 12th at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, December 19th at 1pm

Continuation of How do we Solve Conflict? Participants will go deeper into learning conflict resolution, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

 

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What is this I’m Feeling?

Description– Group 1 Saturday, January 16th at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, January 9th at 1pm

Participants will explore emotions and their effect on the physical body and the mind.  They will learn how to move from “I’m OK;” or “I’m alright;” to expressing emotions that more fully reflect how they truly feel.  They will learn how important it is to express themselves in an authentic and respectful manner.

 

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Just what is Peace?

Description– Group 1 Saturday, January 30th at 1pm  | Group 2 Saturday, January 23rd at 1pm

Participants will learn and go beyond the idea that Peace is only the absence of violence.  They will learn four important principals of Peace.  (1) Community (2) Cooperation (3) Non-violence and (4) Witness.

 

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Do you Hear Me – Are you Listening? Part 1

Description – Group 1 Saturday, February 6th at 1pm | Group 2 Saturday, February 13th at 1pm

Participants will learn various types of communication.  They will learn the nuances of listening; observing; passive communication; aggressive communication; as well as non-verbal communication.

 

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Do You Hear Me – Are You Listening? Part 2

Description– Group 1 Saturday, February 20th at 1pm   | Group 2 Saturday, February 27th at 1pm

 

Continuation of Do You Hear Me – Are You Listening? Part 1 Participants will go deeper into the need for clear and concise communication amongst themselves.  Lack of respectful and clear communication is usually the bedrock of family conflicts.

 

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Developing a Family Peace Plan

Description– Group 1 Saturday, March 6th at 1pm   | Group 2 Saturday, March 13th at 1pm

Using art materials, participants will draw up a declaration that outlines how they envision their peaceful family.  They will also create a family crest that expresses the best of themselves as a loving and cooperative unit.

 

At the end of each family workshop we will have a drawing for a $50 gift card and a Papa John’s coupon for a free meal that consists of 2 Large Pizzas, 1 liter of soda, and a desert

*All services for admins, teachers, students, and parents will be provided virtually via Zoom*