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Walking Towards: Revolutionary Healing Remedios Revolucionarios

May 19, 2018 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Walking Towards: Revolutionary Healing • Remedios Revolucionarios

May 19, 2018  8:30am – 1:00pm
Roosevelt High School

Center X is proud to collaborate with the Politics and Pedagogy Collective on the 2018 Eastside Stories Conference.

Shawn Ginwright

  • Keynote address by Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education.
  • High school student-led workshops on YPAR Research. Topics include gentrification, immigrant rights in the Trump era and the 1968 East LA Student Walkouts.
  • Panels of educators and representatives of community organizations examining how to support youth voice in K-12 classrooms and beyond.
  • Closing ceremony honoring the 1968 LA Student Activists.

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8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Light Breakfast/Danzantes Quad
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Auditorium
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Shawn Ginwright, Professor San Francisco State Auditorium
10:10 – 11:00 Workshop Session I R Building
11:10 – 12:00 Workshop Session II R Building and Auditorium
12:10 – 12:30 Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rueda honoring the 1968 Student Activist Auditorium
12:30 Lunch Quad

Session I & II Workshops (offered twice)

10:10 – 11:00 & 11:10 – 12:00

Why Is The Prison System Targeting You?

Learn why people of color are targeted more than others and how their imprisonment may affect them in various ways. In this workshop you will learn how people the criminal justice system mainly targets the people of color or people from low income communities like Boyle Heights. Students will also learn that people coming from Low Income communities, are most likely to reoffend, not intentionally but because of necessity and lack of resources.

Different Shades of Sex

SEX! SEX! SEX! Yeah, no need to panic! Come join us and learn about the different methods of contraceptives available to fight STI’s, and prevent unwanted pregnancies. A safe space in which many sex related topics are tackled such as sexual identity and sexual violence. An opportunity to experience what a sex education course would be like if it was offered to us by LAUSD.

Straight Outta Redlines

Ever wonder why some communities advance more than others? This workshop takes place in a simulated redlining map. Students will learn the meaning of redlining and its ties in public secondary education. Students will be given the opportunity to build their community within their color-coded area. Students will have the chance to play several games in order to gain more resources for their community.

Stand Up! Fight Back For Education!

Latinx have been enrolled in racist institutions for decades and have been whitewashed and turned against their ethnicities. In this workshop, you will learn how ethnic studies creates a positive environment for latino students and why being prideful leads to positive change. Come learn about the oppressive districts, like LAUSD, who are a part of the flaw in the education system.

An All American Story: Another School Shooting

April 20, 1999, the date of the Columbine High School shooting where 15 lost their lives, marked a turning point for America. Columbine was followed by over 200 other school shootings that, combined, have taken the lives of 228 people. As news of these tragedies spread across the U.S., one question resonates with viewers as they re-watched the all too familiar scene, “Why?” Join us as we try to answer this complex question.

WALKOUT: Fix the System Now

WALKOUT! Feel the empowerment that the thousands of students felt in 1968 when they decided to walkout from YOUR school and take a stand for their education, for OUR education. You will learn about the difficult struggles that Chicano students experienced while fighting for their right to an excellent education and what you can do to continue the Chicano power movement! ¡Viva La Raza!

Poster Sessions

Join students from Alhambra High School, Horace Mann-UCLA Community School, and Roosevelt High School who will present their research on gentrification, trauma, grading systems, depression and other important topics.

Session I Only Workshops

10:10 – 11:00

“Small, but Mighty: Supporting ‘Little’ People with Big Ideas”

This session will help attendees to cultivate developmentally appropriate approaches to engage young learners (ages 5-9) around topics of social justice, democracy, and personal and collective agency.

“Listening for Healing and Change” (for Educators)

In this experiential workshop, educators will explore the impacts that a heart-centered practice of listening can have on their own healing and on their ability to be bolder champions for youth voice and systemic change. Participants will reflect on barriers that complicate authentic listening, and consider the implications of strengthening and expanding healing listening practices among educators. Educator Audience

Connecting Movement to the Movement (for Youth)

CONTRA-TIEMPO will lead us through some dance exercises to explore how the ways we relate with each other on the dance floor connect with the ways we relate to each other in society and to uncover what we can learn from dance that we can apply to social justice movements.

“Sharing Vulnerability: Students and Teachers Using their Voices to Restore Each Other”

Educators and students from Social Justice Humanitas High School will describe how they use restorative justice circles to support student voice and promote understanding and healing.

“Bad Things, It’s A lot Of Bad Things, That They Wishin’ on Us” The Urban Scholar Compadres Program: A Case-Study of Latinx Male Resistance at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School

At Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, our all-male Urban Scholar Program is called the Urban Scholar Compadres (“UsC”). Join the UsC as they use counterstorytelling through portraitures as a method to recount and reflect on their lived experiences as young Latinx males to raise critical consciousness about social and racial injustices. Engage in an interactive restorative cultural art workshop. Participants will check-in in the morning with the UsC to take a quick self portrait. The UsC facilitator will then print a black & white copy of your portrait and prepare it for our Barrio Snapshots: resistance to erasure book project. All workshops participants will have a chance to use art methods to create a visual counter-narrative that will be archived at the Roosevelt HS library and a Latinx archive. Participants will use various art supplies, digital technologies, and critical thinking to complete a self-portrait.

Healthy Students, Healthy Schools – Changing School Lunch at Augustus Hawkins High School

Breakfast and lunch have become essential pieces of the school day. One of the challenges, however, is that students do not eat the food given to them. Why? What makes school lunch so dissatisfying? In this presentation, we elevate student voices at our schools to discuss why we are disconnected from school lunch.

Session II Only Workshops

11:10 – 12:00

Search and Seizure and School Safety

This workshop discusses the origin and current status of the statewide willful defiance suspension law and the local LAUSD random metal detector search policy. Student, educator and legal advocates will highlight recent community efforts to challenge these policies, engage participants in a conversation regarding alternatives and provide tangible avenues to get involved, beginning next week!

Humanizing STEM

In this workshop UCLA TEP Faculty will share a framework and examples of Humanizing STEM. Humanizing STEM strives to humanize STEM issues by critically examining the inequities characterized in STEM fields and connecting those to student lives, experiences and identity.

Unleashing Creative Confidence Through the Arts

In this hands-on creative writing and music production workshop, participants will affirm their personal and cultural assets and activate multiple literacies to help liberate their creative confidence in the classroom and in the world

“Creating a school plan to protect immigrant youth and families”

This workshop discusses the origin and current status of the statewide willful defiance suspension law and the local LAUSD random metal detector search policy. Student, educator and legal advocates will highlight recent community efforts to challenge these policies, engage participants in a conversation regarding alternatives and provide tangible avenues to get involved, beginning next week!

Challenging Oppression in Compton Continuation Schools

In alternative education, students at continuation schools are the most likely to be pushed out of the education pipeline. When students get to continuation schools, what are they like? Do they have the supports to succeed? Are they treated fairly? In a comparative analysis, we analyze the three continuation schools in Compton Unified School District. We have found that students have vastly different experiences across the district, and it impacts the quality of education and our academic success.

PRAXIS: Vocalizing South LA Through Art

Learn about artists, programs and new models that utilize contemporary art to expand dialogue and vocalize the history, social conditions, neighborhoods, and storylines of South Los Angeles. Meet students, artists and educators who have benefited from intergenerational and cross disciplinary art projects as part of the California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) new art engagement program PRAXIS.

Panel: 1968 Student Activist


May 19, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm