Thank you to everyone who celebrated the RYSE Commons Groundbreaking with us. We are grateful to everyone who joined us—whether it was in person, through our Facebook livestream, or in spirit—last Friday, September 6, 2019, as we celebrated the bold dreams of young people in this community. Here are our photos from the event!
In the 6th and final session of this Series, we invite you to Radical Healing for Systems Transformation: Building Collective Care in our Organizations. We are pleased to have Dr. Shawn Ginwright of Flourish Agenda as our featured presenter. Dr. Ginwright will be sharing a framework and principles of radical healing, where culture and connection are centered, where relationships are primary, and where our success is beloved community.
In the 5th Session of RYSE’s Trauma and Healing Learning Series, we invite you to Revealing White Privilege and Healing Racial Trauma. Dr. Kenneth Hardy, internationally recognized clinician, author, and trainer is returning to share insights to work together to reveal and heal the psychological wounds of white privilege in order enliven justice, reconciliation, and liberation.This session is co-hosted by RYSE and The James Morehouse Project at El Cerrito High School.
The school to prison pipeline is a palpable, powerful, and harmful convergence of structural policies, practices, and punishment of young people of color’s coping, survival, pain, and fortitude. This session will present the dynamics and effects of such convergence and hold space to discuss the implications and obligations to cultivate the policies, practices, and investments to repair the harms and enliven healing and just systems.
In this session, RYSE Center will share our approach and practice of restorative and non-violent communication as a means of building beloved community. We will share what led us to employ this approach with young people, staff, and partners, and consider the necessity and opportunities to create collective commitment, support, and accountability with this approach. The session will include time to run scenarios and situations relevant to y/our work.
Our 4th Annual Trauma and Healing Learning Series will build on learnings and impacts of previous years to assert and ensure racial justice as central tenet of trauma-informed approaches. At this Launch, we will share our framework of atmospheric trauma and healing and its application in personal, organizational, and collective praxis.