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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Wednesday, October 28 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Storytelling Hour Room 2: Nuestras Raíces: Exploring the Complexity of Latinx Identities and Experiences

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Join us to hear a collection of unfiltered, raw, and authentic multilingual stories and voices around the complexities of carrying the Latinx identity in the U.S. Nuestras Raíces centers our diverse stories and voices within a “latinidad” that continues to erase us, as we continue to decolonize in our spaces and heal, as we continue la lucha for our voices to matter. We all have something to learn from each other’s wisdom and life experiences as we collectively work to support our young people in the field.

What emerges when we focus our attention and listen deeply, with openness and compassion, to stories being told to us? Join us for a special Storytelling Hour as we build bridges to each other through the art of storytelling. In each themed room, a diverse group of grounded community workers, youth, and parents connected to expanded learning and youth programs will share personal, emotion-drive, authentic, and insightful stories connected to that room’s theme.

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Maria Pia Johnson Barreto

Learning and Design Manager, SOWA

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Jocelyn Reyes Chávez

Program Director, Washington State University Tri-cities
Me dijeron que sea quien soy... y ahora aquí estoy.
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Mariela Rosas

Children's Home Society of Washington

Natalia Gutierrez

If You Could Save Just One

Wednesday October 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Zoom- Meeting