POWER HOUR: Creating and Sustaining Safe Spaces for Youth
Safe spaces allow youth to thrive within their environments-in the classroom, a OST program, or other youth space. If you want to demonstrate that you are a welcoming human for ALL students, you must start with diligently creating and mainlining an environment that tells them they belong and are safe within your presence.
This presentation will address how oppression in its various forms (zero-tolerance policies, forced assimilation, disenfranchisement, etc.) separates one from one's right to self-actualization.We will also explore how various policies and systems within traditional education in our country continue to impede the self-actualization of students.
Participants will leave with tangible tools in order to begin to undo their personal relationship with oppression in order to be the best advocates, teachers, and leaders for their students.