Join us April 20!
- Asserting Yourself
- The Beauty of Black Women
- Communism in China: Examining an Economic System and Its Beliefs
- Creative Vision: Rerouting Your Narrative Through Poetry
- Death with Dignity Through the Lens of Religions
- The Economics of Gender Difference
- Euthanasia: Through the Lens of Culture
- Fake or Real: Fighting Fake News and Media Bias
- Gender & Violence: Interrupting the Cycle
- Human Trafficking: Identifying a Predator
- Landing on a New Planet: Language and Communication for Newly-Arrived Refugees
- Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
- Open Space
- Poems of Witness
- Social Justice and Hip Hop
- Social Media and Its Role in High School Culture
- Stranger Things: Being and Greeting the Stranger
- The Strategies for Managing a Low Income Existence
- Student Activism
- Taking Back Control Of Your Media Diet
- The Travel Ban and Its Impact
- Understanding the Chinese Education System
- Welcoming Week: Designing An Experience of Welcome
In 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act (DwDA). Join us in a session to hear how different clergy and religious functionaries view the act based on their faiths doctrine. Then explore what you believe in a discussion. Will you be left with a deeper understanding of your own view of DwDA? Will you leave with questions? Join us to find out.
What if you had to flee your home and move to a country with a totally different culture and language? How would you survive? Learn about the challenges refugee youth and their parents face when they are resettled to the United States after living for years in limbo, in refugee camps, or other adverse circumstances.
What does it mean to be a student activist? In the first half of the workshop, you will take a look at historical student movements around the world and here in the USA. Additionally, you will investigate more recent movements such as the wave of activism after the multitude of school shootings over the past few years. In the second half of this workshop, we will talk about how we, as students, can be activists today in our local, and national, communities and make an impact.
Somewhere in San Francisco at this moment, a team of media strategists are playing pingpong while figuring out how to reach you, keep you, and turn you into a narrow market segment. Not kidding. Come learn about the sneakiest tactics, the coolest (read: most duplicitous) companies, and the thin gray line that separates who you think you are from who advertisers want you to be. Unless you're super intentional about what you're double-tapping, it's impossible to know the difference. Don't let the "media" that's in your feed define you: It's time to redefine your feed.
Come participate in a world cafe to discuss how students can create a welcoming experience for recent immigrants to our area during the City of Beaverton's Welcoming Week (September 14-23, 2018). This discussion will include a brief overview of Welcoming Week and the City of Beaverton's inclusion work.
This year we will begin the day with a keynote titled: What narrative are you committed to? Transforming our Trajectories Through Self Awareness from poet, writer, and thinker Gina Loring.
Gina Loring is a professor, poet, and workshop facilitator. Her extensive professional field experience informs a unique and effective teaching philosophy. She has performed and guest lectured at countless high schools, colleges and universities both nationwide and internationally. As guest artist of the American Embassy under the Obama administration, she traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. Of African American, Eastern European Jewish and Muscogee Creek Native American descent, she is currently procuring a poetry workshop series focused on the teenage demographic of post-colonially marginalized indigenous communities throughout the world. She was featured on two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry, BET's Lyric Cafe and TV One’s Verses and Flow, and was one of the winners of Queen Latifah's CoverGirl Persona Contest for female lyricists.
With a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University in Los Angeles, Gina is an English professor in the Los Angeles Community College District, a volunteer creative writing teacher with Inside Out Writers working with incarcerated teens, and the poetry workshop facilitator at the Los Angeles Annual Empowerment Conference for CSEC youth. Additionally, she served as poet-in-residence at Culver Academies and writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook. Her work is featured on two De La Soul albums and The Brand New Heavies album, “We Won't Stop,” and she was a writer/performer on Norman Lear’s nationwide "Declare Yourself" poetry tour. For more, visit: www.ginaloring.com
|8-8:30 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:40-9:30 a.m.||Keynote: Gina Loring
|9:35-9:50 a.m.||Home Groups:
|9:55-10:55 a.m.||Workshop Session I|
|11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Workshop Session II|
Live Music in the Great Hall
Students will need to be out of the cafeteria by 12:30 p.m. to allow for resetting of the cafeteria for the middle school students
|1-2 p.m.||Workshop Session III
Includes these options:
|2-2:20 p.m.||Home Group:
Complimentary Lunch Choices
Global Bar - Carolina Style Pulled Pork or Soy Curls (Vegan) Sandwiches with Coleslaw and Beans
- Classic - Chicken Yakisoba Stir Fry with Fresh Seasonable Vegetables
- Soup - Lentil (Vegan) or Clam Chowder
- Sandwich Bar: Featuring Garden Vegetable Chickpea Salad
- Salad Bar