2017 Consortium Retreat
December 13th-15th, 2017
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Day 1: Thursday, December 14th
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM Travel to the New Orleans Youth Study Center
Address: 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA 70122
8:50 - 9:50 AM Welcome!
2. Introduction of This Year’s Theme: Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work
- Video: The Gardner's Tale - An Allegory on Race and Racism, by Dr. Camala Jones
- Guiding Questions: (1) Where do our public education and juvenile justice education systems fit into this story? (2) How does racism show up in your schools?
9:50 - 12:00 PM Travis Hill School Site Visits
Travis Hill School at the New Orleans Youth Study Center
1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA
Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center
2800 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA
Your visit will include a facility tour, brief classroom observations, participation in a student focus group, and discussions with facility and school team members.
THS @ YSC
The Travis Hill School at the Youth Study Center serves young people held in the Orleans Parish pre-trial juvenile detention facility.
Horus the Hawk
Horus the hawk is the Travis Hill School logo. He is shown clutching a book and a trumpet, depicting our vision for students: a top-notch education and support in discovering their passion.
THS @ OJC
The Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center serves young people held in the Orleans Parish adult jail.
THS @ YSC
Horus the Hawk
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
Address: 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA
1:00 - 1:10 PM Break
1:10 - 2:10 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:15 - 3:15 PM Our Work Through the Lens of Racial Justice
Session A: CEEAS Spring & Summer Initiatives
- We are Witnesses, Too (with the Marshall Project)
- Click HERE to view the Marshall Project We are Witnesses videos
- Locking up Our Own, by James Forman
- Click HERE to read about the book
Session B: Building Cultural Competency Through Teacher Recruiting and Development
3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
4:45 - 6:30 PM On Your Own!
6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner & Gift Exchange
We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30
Day 2: Friday, December 15th
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Leave for Youth Study Center
8:45 - 9:15 AM Starting the Day
Step 1: Take a few minutes to read through the information below. This will help us establish an common understanding and use a common language to discuss racism.
Racism: A system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race").
- Unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities
- Unfairly advantages other individuals and communities
- Saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources
*Definitions are based on the work of Camala Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H, PhD
Institutionalized Racism: Differential access to the goods, services, and opportunities of society, by "race"
- Housing, education, employment, income
- Medical facilities
- Clean environment
- Information, resources, voice
Personally-mediated Racism: Differential assumptions about the abilities, motives, and intents of others, by "race" and differential actions based on those assumptions
Internalized Racism: Acceptance by the stigmatized "races" of negative messages about our own abilities and intrinsic worth that results in accepting limitations to our full humanity.
- "White man's ice is colder" syndrome
- Resignation, hopelessness
Step 2: Take 2 minutes to gather your thoughts on how racism (institutional, personal-mediated or internalized) shows up in the organization you lead.
Step 3: Share your thoughts.
Murals by New Orleans native Brandon "BMike" Odums.
10:15 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions
- Improving the hand-off & Solidifying Support and Troubleshooting
- Click HERE to view presentation and resources
- Click HERE for the Blueprints for Change on transitions
Session B: Rolling out Google Suites for Education
- Google Suites and Chromebooks
- Click HERE to view the presentation
11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 - 12:30 AM Making Data Work...especially in our settings!
Morning Arrival Memo at the Travis Hill School @ the Orleans Justice Center
School-Wide Behavior Data at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School
Learning Walks in New York City's District 79
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 PM Racial Justice Commitment and Call to Action
- Watch the video, Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer.
- Read through Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work: A Call to Action and review the Western States Center's Racial Justice Assessment Tool.
- Upon reflection, identify one priority area that you pledge to work on over the next 12 months to the benefit of the young people we serve and is anti-racist.
- Record on your index card.
- Share with the group.
2:00 - 2:30 PM Closing
- Next Steps
- Our Time Together
- Circle Up