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School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

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Thursday, October 29 • 9:00am - 11:00am
From Hero to Host: Co-Creating Spaces Where ALL Belong

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Belonging goes beyond diversity, equity and inclusion. People can't "buy-in" to something that they were not a part of creating. In this workshop, we will move beyond "buy-in" and learn to co-create spaces of belonging, so all are seen, heard, felt and empowered to take action.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks

Co-Creator and Founder, J.V.H. Empower Consulting
Jenny Hicks is a joyous, creative, and heart-minded co-creator who believes that by empowering one person, you can empower many. She cultivates ecosystems of belonging where all are seen and heard through the power of joy combined with lived experiences, studies in Human Resources... Read More →
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Vanessa Hernandez

Co-Creator and Founder, J.V.H. Empower Consulting
Vanessa Hernandez is an innovator of healing and resilience whose purpose is to offer conscious co-creations of love, liberation and empowerment to the collective of humanity. She has a demonstrated history of creating spaces of empowerment where one can recall and reclaim their authentic... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Zoom- Meeting