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Healing Equity: From Practice to Power; 5th Paving The Way Conference

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St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf

260 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

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We invite you to the fifth iteration of our Paving The Way conference, to be held at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 06, 2019. This year's theme of Healing Equity: From Practice to Power, will expand our lens beyond our historical focus on community and individual healing by and for young men of color, and will focus on healing strategies deployed by members of the LGBTQ/GNC community, undocumented communities, people with disabilities, and women and men of color who survive violence.

We will be bringing people together who do, can do, want to do, and should do this work into a robust dialogue and learning space. While we will undoubtedly acknowledge the enormous and grave extent of this violence, we will focus our attention on promising strategies that work for people from myriad backgrounds who have survived violence so we leave with concrete tools and deeper hope.

We will have a number of breakout sessions that encourage in-depth discussions between presenters and participants.


Keynote Speaker: Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba is out to abolish the American prison industrial complex and to transform justice.

An educator, an organizer and a writer, after co-founding several organizations over the years, Mariame established Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration, in 2009. She currently serves as its director.

Considering herself first and foremost to be an educator, having taught high school and college students in New York and Chicago, she also sees herself as a builder of ‘containers’ to encourage and promote social justice and change.

A blogger at Prison Culture and the recipient of numerous honors for her work, today Mariame uses her extensive experience with issues of racial justice, gender justice, transformative/restorative justice and multiple forms of violence to catalyze various projects.




FAQs

How can I apply to present at the conference?

Unfortunately our deadline for proposals has now closed. Thank you for your interest, and please come out to support the other incredible presenters this year!

Will there be food at the conference?

Yes, lunch will be provided.

I have access to resources or services that I would love to share with the conference attendees - would it be possible for myself or my organization to table at the conference?

Yes! Please reach out to Emmanuel Dejesus via email at dejesuse@brooklynda.org if you would like to table.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

No, but please update your RSVP if you cannot attend, so that we may make your ticket available to others.

How can I contact the organizer with any additional questions?

You can reach us by email at pavingthewaynyc@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on April 6th!

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