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 wea-riverside@washingtonea.org 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

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