Trauma and Healing Learning Series, Session 4

WHAT:  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.
We are fortunate to have Tia Martinez, MPP, JD as our featured presenter for this Session! She will share STPP research, analysis, and recommendations for community and public sectors and systems responsible for the well-being of young people.

ABOUT THE LEARNING SERIES: RYSE works to shift the conditions of inequity and dehumanization of young people of color in our community. Our aim is to transform and create systems that effectively respond to and meet their priorities, needs, and interests. Towards this, we hold and cultivate a beloved community that meets young people where they are, supports them in where they want and need to go, stays brave and loving with them and on their behalf. Now in its 4th year, the Series' events continue to engage our communities in collective learning, shared commitment, and healing-centered practices to best serve our young people and families.

WHEN: Friday, January 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE: RYSE Center, 205 41st Street, Richmond, CA 94805

WHO: The Learning Series is geared toward those in the public health, social services, community-based programs, education, public systems and agencies, philanthropy, research, and stakeholders serving Richmond and West Contra Costa. NOTE: Multiple staff from one agency or program are welcome, with a limit of 3. We are more than happy to arrange a time outside of the Series to come and present at your program if interested.

TICKETS: This event is FREE with a suggested donation of $20. 

Questions or comments? Email Associate Director Kanwarpal Dhaliwal at kanwarpal[at]

This event is sold out.

If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email Community Health Director Joe Kim at joe[at]