Teaching Across Difference

Posted by on February 23, 2009

Teaching Across Difference
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Arch Street Meeting House (4th and Arch Street, Philadelphia)
8:30am – 3:00pm.

• A workshop for Quakers (and others!) who work in Public Schools.
• Come explore this idea: that the effectiveness of our teaching can be affected by the ways that we (mis)understand difference. Dimensions of difference can include: religious, racial, socio-economic, sexual, cultural, gender, and others.
• We offer: activities to notice the ways that difference can impede our ability to be heard and understood; Opportunities to role-play some of the challenging (and hard to talk about) situations that we’ve encountered; a framework to help us increase our ability to recognize and bridge across difference.
• Act 48 credits are available

Niyonu Spann – Niyonu is the founder of Beyond Diversity 101 and a veteran facilitator and organization development consultant. Her background includes:
– Twelve years as a high school teacher
– Four years as a high school administrator
– Eight years as Executive Director of a national non-profit called The Green Circle Program, Inc.
– TrV Consulting (Founder & President)
– Founder & Director of Tribe 1 – a singing & drumming performance group
– Four years as Dean of Pendle Hill (A Quaker, adult study center)

Sarah Halley – Sarah has been leading trainings and interactive theatre for the past 12 years. Ten years ago she brought Playback Theatre to Philadelphia and since then has led hundreds of performances and workshops for a diverse range of organizations and audiences. She is a graduate of the Multicultural Training and Research Institute (MCTRI) at Temple University, and has trained with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), Training for Change, and Good Shepherd Mediation House. She has also studied psychodrama, sociodrama, Process Work, Theatre of the Oppressed, group process facilitation, and has a passion for bring together creative methods and social justice work.

With Ingrid Lakey, Jamal Elliot, Soledad Alfaro-Allah, and Cheryl Jones-Walker contributing!

To register: Call or email Elke Muller at 215-241-7223, or elkem@pym.org by Feb 26th.

There is no charge for the workshop though registration is required. Lunch is on a sliding scale. Childcare is available, please make your request known when you register.

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