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January 2020

My Beautiful Stutter poster

“My Beautiful Stutter” Screening and Discussion

Thursday, January 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library, 222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

My Beautiful Stutter is the powerful and inspirational story of five kids who enter experimental, interactive and arts-based programs at The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). After a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, some have found themselves close to suicide, others enter SAY withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from fluency training and the pressure to not stutter or remain silent. Over the course of a year, we witness the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of…

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Stephanie Waterman

“Indigenous Student Affairs: Wholistic Approaches to Student Services” with Stephanie Waterman

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
001 Life Sciences Building, 107 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

The Harry S. and Elva K. Ganders Lecture Series Indigenous Student Affairs units are designed to support all aspects and growth of the unique needs and contexts of Indigenous students. In this presentation recent research about students and these units will be shared in addition to Pidgeon's (2016) Wholistic Indigenous Framework for student support. Stephanie J. Waterman ’83, G’04 is Onondaga, Turtle Clan, from the Onondaga Nation. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in higher education she worked in 11 different…

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February 2020

Pre-Conference Session for School Administrators: Teacher Leadership Conference

Monday, February 10, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road
Syracuse, NY 13224 United States

A pre-conference session of the 10th Annual Syracuse University Teacher Leadership Conference Administrators depend upon teachers to collaborate with each other and share collective leadership for improving student learning. Yet, too often, school administrators are given no guidance on how to cultivate such collaboration and no opportunities to share successful strategies with each other. Now, you and fellow administrators in Central New York have a special opportunity to engage in a pre-conference workshop session led by Dr. Jill Harrison Berg,…

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Developing Teachers’ Collaboration Skills: Teacher Leadership Conference

Monday, February 10, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road
Syracuse, NY 13224 United States

The 10th Annual Syracuse University Teacher Leadership Conference Drumlins Country Club Preceded by a pre-conference session for school administrators, 1:30-3 p.m. A conference on the structures, processes and skills that depend on and support collaboration among teachers. Dr. Jill Harrison Berg, an Educational Leadership columnist and nationally-recognized scholar on school leadership, will serve as keynote speaker, focusing on ways of cultivating the leadership potential of all school staff members. In addition to her keynote address, she will lead a pre-conference workshop for…

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March 2020

“The Roma Case for Reparations” with Margareta (Magda) Matache

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
010 Crouse Hinds Hall, 900 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

The Zell Lecture sponsored by the Minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice The call for reparations as a critical element in healing and accountability for state wrongs has mobilized many constituencies across the globe in the past decades. Drawing from the enslavement of Roma on the territory of Romania and anti-Roma collective injustice, Dr. Matache will examine the concept of reparations and focus on translating theory into possible strategies to heal and repair past and present harm and to prevent future…

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“Agitating, Educating, Organizing: Historicizing Transformative Justice in Education” with Maisha T. Winn

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watson Theater, 316 Waverly Avenue (entrance by Light Work)
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

Winn discusses how the Black Arts Movement and Independent Black Institutions (IBIs) cultivated and celebrated Black literate lives. She connects this history to contemporary transformative justice activism in schools and communities. Maisha T. Winn is Professor, Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) at UC Davis. Winn’s research examines the intersectionality of language, literacy, and justice with attention to how to prepare teachers to “teach freedom” in both spaces of confinement and across the…

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April 2020

Teaching and Learning in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Monday, April 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gifford Auditorium, HBC Hall, University Place (behind the Hall of Languages)
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

What does it mean to teach and learn in an age of mass/hyper-incarceration? Countering how multiply-marginalized students and their families continue to be criminalized, panelists share teaching strategies drawing on transformative justice paradigms across disciplines and stages of education. Featuring: Maisha T. Winn (UC Davis) Erika Bullock (UW Madison) Cati de los Ríos (UC Davis) Rita Kohli (UC Riverside) Danny C. Martinez (UC Davis) Maisha T. Winn is Professor, Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) at UC Davis.…

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