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7th Annual Little Chairs Big Differences Conference - Story and Voice

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Weeksville Heritage Center

158 Buffalo Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Join us for the 7th annual Little Chairs Big Differences Conference. A full day of powerful stories, big conversations and big connections.

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As early childhood educarers (Resources for Infant Educaring. Retrieved from https://www.rie.org/) committed to social justice, we must ask: Which stories define us and our work? Where do these stories come from? Whose stories are ignored or erased in the telling of our own stories? How do we participate in and how are we impacted by narratives of power and privilege? And, most urgently: How do we challenge and change these narratives? What new stories can we tell to create the learning environments and experiences we desire?

We invite you to join us in exploring these and other questions at this year’s conference. To take notice and use our voices and stories in service to early childhood education liberation. Paulo Freire (1970) stated that a commitment to social justice requires a moral and ethical attitude toward equality and a belief in the capacity of people to transform their social world. Furthermore, he stated that to create social change and to promote social justice, we must begin this process with ourselves—through a self-reflective process that examines the contradictions between our espoused values and our lived experiences.

We believe that transformation begins inside of us. The stories we tell ourselves, those that hurt ourselves, or others, the stories that accept white supremacy, colonized thinking, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other hierarchies that oppress. We believe there are stories we have yet to create and tell, that increase accountability and create possibility.

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8:00-9:00 - Early Morning Yoga with Yo Re Mi

8:30-9:00 - Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 - Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:45 - Workshop I Sessions

11:45-1:00 - Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 - Workshop II Sessions

2:30-2:45 - Break

2:45-3:00 - Closing and Looking Forward

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