Adult/Chaperone Agenda

Adults and Chaperones, during the student’s workshop session we ask that you do not attend. We ask that you attend the adult/chaperone session and allow the young men the space with their workshop presenter(s) and peers. We thank you for your support, understanding and look forward to your attendance.

8:00 - 8:45am Registration/Breakfast
9:00 - 9:50am Keynote Address: Jason Chu Who Is "We"?

If "Justice" begins with "Just Us" coming together, then the first question must be: who is "us"? And what does it look like as we realize that justice for us will come not only through external social transformation but must also involve the work of transforming our emotional cores and personal spheres?

10:00 - 11:00am Joshua Magallanes, MA LMHC NCC When being "US" feels like it’s not enough

When we are struck with the "disappointment" of a story, or of a student we have helped achieve some pivotal mark; we tend to think how could we have done more. What if what we did do was enough, or was done in a way that was not what the student needed. Sometimes we feel as though the weight of the world is on our shoulders and we try and try to do more. Making sure our mental health and physical health are in tact is so important for us to do the necessary work in our communities and with our black and brown young men. We will explore compassion fatigue and also look at the many ways we can ALL achieve greatness and not feel as though it was "our fault" –sometimes we have to know when we can say NO as well.

11:15am - 12:15pm Bruce Lamb and Malou Chavez DACA Educators Forum

Get up to date, reliable, information on DACA. Learn and discuss best practices for advising and supporting DACA and undocumented students, and their families.

12:30 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm Jason Chu Who Are They?

Jason will discuss the mindset of the young digital generation, and in particular young men of color, and ways that caring adult figures can navigate their authority and responsibilities in a world of Snapchat, Tinder, cyberbullying, and disconnection.

2:00 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:30pm Dominique Davis Pulling Our Kids Out of the Fire of the Prison Industrial Complex

Community Passageways has created a model to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in four phases: prevention, diversion, incarceration and re-entry. In all these phases, we integrate trauma-informed care in healing circles, mentorship, leadership development, social services and assistance with court cases. In the prevention phase we go into schools and work with the most at-risk youth. In diversion, we partner with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to divert youth out of the juvenile justice system. In incarceration, we go inside the detention center and jails and prepare youth to be released. In re-entry, we partner with other community-based organizations and agencies to help youth obtain essential social services they need to be successful. We will also have a panel of youth talk about how this model has helped them become aware of their trauma, get out of homelessness, obtain employment, and get criminal charges dropped and dismissed. We will also explain how we have opened up avenues for youth voices to be heard in the City and County to direct decision-makers on what youth need to be successful and stay out of the criminal justice system.

3:30 - 4:00pm Closing