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.

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Thursday, October 29 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Healing Centered Systems of Care Utilizing Principles of Transformative Justice

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In this presentation we will discuss the neurobiological impacts of trauma on the brain and how ACEs, racialized, generational and historical trauma, and environment change the ways in which our bodies perceive safety.  Dysregulation of the nervous system, trauma and violence in today’s world is compounding and constant especially for our BIPOC community. This session will discuss how we can create healing centered restorative programs and classrooms that create space for the lived realities of ALL students- especially those marginalized by race, sex/gender, sexuality, ability, citizenship, and socioeconomic status. We will discuss restorative tools and practices to create a healing and safe program culture in pandemic times.

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Anjilee Dodge

Social Worker, Independent Consultant, Reimagining Revolution & The Communities Project
Anjilee Dodge is a passionate advocate committed to innovation for systemic change. She has spent her career researching, designing and presenting equity and inclusion curriculum in diverse settings with a focus on empowerment of those marginalized by race, sex, and class. Graduating... Read More →
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Milly Arias

Founder; Co-Creater, Black Girl Co-op; The Communities Project
Milly Arias is a passionate, innovative, and creative activist of racial justice, reproductive and mental health, and youth empowerment. She is the founder of The Black Girl Co-op and Co-creator of The Communities Project where she develops and creates curricula on Conflict Normalization... Read More →

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