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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Tuesday, October 27 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Building Community and Equity with Practical Trauma-Responsive Tools

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Relationships and community are foundational for removing barriers, healing and learning. Learn the why and how of practical tools for co-creating community with the youth you work with online or in-person. (And these tools work with your adult team too!) This workshop will be led experientially (and safely) so come with an open mind, heart and a willingness to move.

Participants will:
  • Practice 3 tools for connecting and building community  
  • Engage their body, heart and mind in exploring how equity and trauma-responsive practices are so intertwined 

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Aaron Norikane

Facilitator, Sound Discipline
Aaron Norikane (he/him) has been working to support quality youth programs in the Seattle area for over 30 years. He has been a tireless advocate for creating strong connections and supportive systems for all young people. Working as an after school provider, program director, substitute... Read More →

Reid Kuennen

Facilitator, Sound Discipline
Reid Kuennen (they/them) strives to make professional development for adults as relevant, engaging, and fun as the educational spaces we aim to create for students. They believe educators deserve to feel seen, heard, and honored for their strengths as they do one of the most challenging... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting