This year’s conference has something for everyone! Opening the conference, Echo’s Co-Executive Directors will be joined by some very special guests, including Anne Hudson-Price, an attorney from Public Counsel. Anne will be speaking about the legal action taken by Public Counsel to bring trauma-informed services to Compton School District. “You have to address trauma in order to do anything about the achievement gap,” she says in this article. In addition to featuring the Public Counsel, you also shouldn’t miss the workshop moderated by Manuel Criollo of the Strategy Center on:
In this interactive learning circle, students and teachers from Theodore Roosevelt High School, located in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, will provide their first-hand experience of the power of Restorative Justice to transform school climate (read more here). Shaped by youth grassroots organizing and teacher and school leadership, this movement has been challenging the school-to-prison pipeline that pushes students out of school, and has been calling for an end to punitive discipline practices that disproportionately affect black and brown youth. Come hear from youth organizers, teachers, and restorative justice practitioners about this exciting model that combines restorative practice, organizing, positive discipline intervention supports and ethnic studies to create a more compassionate and trauma-informed school culture.
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