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Creating Pathways for Community Leadership

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 3pm – 4pm ET / 12pm – 1pm PT

Harnessing community strengths and assets -- such as existing parent and community leaders -- are critical to building local capacity and scaling up innovative solutions. This session highlights local models for creating sustainable leadership pathways for parents, caregivers, and community stakeholders to not only participate, but also design and implement systems change efforts. Speakers will highlight unsung leadership stories and examples of parent-led efforts to address pressing and emerging community challenges, from improving access to health promoting resources to mitigating natural disasters and COVID-19.

Featured speakers include:​​

  • Allentza Michel, Founder, Powerful Pathways

  • Regina Elmi, Executive Director, Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond; Parent Leader, Family Leadership Design Collaborative

  • Ann Ishimaru, Associate Professor of Education, University of Washington; Co-principal investigator, Family Leadership Design Collaborative;

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available  / La interpretación simultánea en español estará disponible.


Redefining Justice for Children and Families

Thursday, March 25, 2021

10-11am Pacific / 1-2pm Eastern

As communities across the country confront the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism, what does justice mean moving forward? Learn from local leaders who are leading transformative work to achieve justice and and honor dignity for children and families. Our featured speakers will share their reflections and experiences in advancing birthing justice, climate justice, and their intersections within the Lowcountry Region of South Carolina.

Featured speakers include:​​

  • Adrienne Troy-Frazier, Executive Director, Berkeley County First Steps

  • R. Simone Lee, Parent Educator and Doula, Nurturing Parenting Program, Berkeley County First Steps, Birthing With Purpose, LLC

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

​NOTA: Hay una línea en español disponible para los participantes que deseen escuchar interpretación en vivo durante el seminario web.

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