WEA-Riverside is pleased to welcome Ceema Samimi, MSSW, MPA, PhD as keynote speaker for the 2023 Equity & Social Justice Conference on March 11th at Clark College
Ceema Samimi (they/them) is a restorative and transformative justice practitioner, abolitionist, and academic focused on how societal structures and systems impact the power of young people. Ceema is a mixed-race first-generation scholar and parent of two cats. Restorative practices in schools have been hailed as an answer to the over-suspension of students of color and reducing conflict in schools. But what does it really take to develop a culture that is responsive, supportive, and inclusive of all students? How do we know when restorative practices are working? And, how do we sustain them in the context of equity and justice? This keynote will cover all of these topics and more.
Registration: Each attendee will have the opportunity to select three unique sessions during online registration. Attendance for the full day will include six clock hours. Attendees can expect to receive tangible take-aways to be applied to various classroom and school settings. If participants need special accomodations to engage fully, please contact WEA-Staff at email@example.com Registration will open in early January. Direct registration link will be posted on WEA-RUC facebook and sent to home emails. facebook.com/WEARUC
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote
10:05 AM – 11:35 AM Session 1
11:35 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:20 PM – 1:50 PM Session 2
1:55 PM – 3:25 PM Session 3
3:25 PM – 3:30 PM Closing admission
The conference admission fee will be $25. Please be prepared to pay admission fee at time of online registration. Six clock hours, lunch and materials will be provided. The first 100 members to arrive will receive a goodie bag
CCAHE named Union of the Year by SWWCLC
The Southwest Washington State Labor Council (SWWCLC), made up of more than 50 labor unions, named the Clark College Association for Higher Education (CCAHE) Union of the Year for our advocacy and empowerment of part-time faculty as well as the fact that we are the first community college in the state of Washington to successfully go on strike. Congratulations to all of us!
Featured photos above of Clark's cherry blossom trees by Ryan O'Meara