Parenting & Family Wellness

Join Teacher’s Democracy Project for a parent investment institute event 

Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm

New Song Community Learning Center 1530 Presstman St. Baltimore, MD 21217

The goal of the event is to engage parents in: 

* Restorative Practices to use with your family

* Tools for healing and mindfulness

* Coping skills for families dealing with trauma 

* Strategies to help resolve conflicts

RSVP to:  goo.gl/SFNwJD

To register for childcare or transportation call 443-508-8461

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Social Justice Curriculum: An evening for educators

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6-8:30 pm

Location:  1430 Carswell St. Balt. 21218 (park in Shepherd’s clinic lot)

The Teachers’ Democracy Project invites teachers to come together, hear about successful and adaptable curriculum stories from other teachers and get to workshop their own social justice curriculum ideas.

If you would like to attend - RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/GH51Yd8Navv7lhue2  

If you would like to present your curriculum - RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/SNuJk6Pxd0ikcr903

For more info email democracyproject@icloud.com or call 410-340-8809. Teachers are encouraged to bring a friend who teaches in the same subject area.

Restorative Practices: Restorative Questions and Daily Rap Training

Date: Saturday, Mar 25 10am – 3pm

Location: Waverly Library - 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Space is limited. RSVP at democracyproject@icloud.com

This workshop is designed for teachers to learn how to defuse conflict and foster accountability.  This easy-to-implement tool helps build positive communication and culture. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Date: Sunday, Feb 26 from 10am-1:30pm

Location: Liberty Recreation Center - 3901 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

Space is limited. RSVP at democracyproject@icloud.com

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to Restorative Practices or for those who want a refresher. The training will begin with an overview of the process and engage with teachers in problem solving and addressing the challenges of implementation. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Inauguration Teach In

Hosted by Kaye Whitehead--a professor at Loyola
Date: Friday, Jan 20 (Inauguration Day) from 9am-5pm
Location: Loyola University Maryland - 4501 North Charles Street
(At the corner of North Charles and Cold Spring Lane)

A teach-in involves taking over a public space with discussion groups, multiple teachers, activities, music, poetry, media, and an action-oriented agenda. The teach-in will take over the space in the Student Center between Boulder Garden and Starbucks.

TDP will facilitate one of the groups at 1pm with Kim Trueheart on Community Control of Schools and the Village project.

Sessions will be interactive, not lecture. Contact Karsonya Wise Whitehead for more information about the event.

Beyond Community Schools

Beyond Community Schools

Date: Monday Oct. 3
Location: Parkview Rec and Tech 2610 Francis St. 21217
Time: 6-7:30

Baltimore City Schools recently released a policy that formally supports the presence of community schools in Baltimore. While TDP sees this policy as a very positive move, we also want to take the chance to discuss a more expansive vision of what it would take to truly change the culture of schools so that they include the voices of teachers, parents, community members and students. Come together to contribute to a conversation about the new policy. We will hear from a panel of local community activists and educators to gain insights into innovative models with a community-centered approach, and share ideas and questions. TDP will compile the ideas and questions to share with the school board so we can advocate for a more robust policy across all community schools. The event is free to attend and snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Discussion of Community Control of Schools with Jitu Brown

   Join the Teachers’ Democracy Project and partners for a discussion with Jitu Brown about a model for running a school called Community Control of Schools. The idea focuses on what would schools look like if they were run by the community?       Dinner will be provided. Child care will be provided upon request. RSVP at    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-of-community-control-of-schools-with-jitu-brown-tickets-25996592508

Join the Teachers’ Democracy Project and partners for a discussion with Jitu Brown about a model for running a school called Community Control of Schools. The idea focuses on what would schools look like if they were run by the community? 

Dinner will be provided. Child care will be provided upon request. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-of-community-control-of-schools-with-jitu-brown-tickets-25996592508

People's State of the Union

Share your stories on Saturday, January 30th, 10:00am-11:30am, 1430 Carswell St. Baltimore, Md 21218. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Between January 23-31, 2016, individuals and organizations across the U.S. will sign up to host story circles as part of The People’s State of the Union. Every January, the President delivers a State of the Union address highlighting important issues from the past year and suggesting priorities for the coming year. The People’s State of the Union is an invitation to supplement the President’s stories with our own. #PSOTU2016

We will each tell a three minute story about one of these prompts that we will share with the PSOTU poets who write a People’s State of the Union from all of our stories that they will perform on February 20:

  • Share a story you think the next President absolutely needs to hear about what is happening in Baltimore City and how is it impacting schools in your community.
  • Share a story about a time you felt a sense of belonging —or the opposite—in a school and/or community in Baltimore.

See Poetic Address 2015 here.

Click here to RSVP for #PSOTU2016