Responsive Practices for Navigating Trauma as Learners and Educators
Wednesday September 9 (via Zoom)
7 PM - 9 PM ET / 4 PM - 6 PM PT
*Suggested donation $0 - $50
As educators, many of us are facing heightened challenges in how to support learners as we navigate the current circumstances. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss and develop responsive educational practices to help us better understand how dynamics of trauma, power, and oppression affect our experiences as learners and educators. We will begin by addressing how past and ongoing trauma affect emotion regulation, self-awareness, behavior, communication, and learning. We will then explore how we can empower learners and transform the structures that currently shape learning environments. This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as an educator or aspires to be one.
Raina LaGrand, LMSW, MPH, CYT and Verónica Caridad Rabelo, PhD
Raina LaGrand is a somatic trauma therapist and yoga and mindfulness teacher living in Ann Arbor, MI. Raina feels most alive when she is able to help others be in their bodies with presence and agency.
Verónica Caridad Rabelo is an Oakland-based professor, consultant, and facilitator whose current work focuses on how people experience and resist injustice at work. They strive to help others cultivate greater well-being, dignity, and justice in organizations and beyond.
For this current teach-in, we will donate 30% of contributions we receive to The Firecracker Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support to youth affected by child sexual abuse, racism, and over-policing.