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Wednesday, September 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Taking Off The Mask - unMASKing Healthy Relationships

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Through presentation, hands-on activities, and film this workshop will introduce participants to the world of gender support groups, using The Ever Forward Club and the #MillionMaskMovement as tools to building connections with students. 

This session models a safe, virtual space for individuals and small groups to engage in an uncommonly open, honest dialogue.  As schools prepare to reopen, each person has a set of shared human needs - for support, expression, recognition, meaning, and connection.  By closing the gap between who we are on the inside and who we show up as at school online or onsite, we create more meaningful connections, healthier communication, deeper engagement - and ultimately more powerful results. You will leave this session with a simple, straightforward tool to help start courageous conversations about the social-emotional well-being of your community.

Participants will learn about the #MillionMaskMovement which has been working with people all over the world to explore the masks we wear. Participants will receive our free digital resources to use with their students, colleagues, and community to help them self- reflect and build deeper connections to themselves, their teams, and the youth they work with.

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Ashanti Branch

Creator & Executive Director, Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante
Ashanti Branch works to change how students, especially young men of color, interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Raised in Oakland by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti left the inner city to study civil engineering at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
  Cultural Responsiveness
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