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Needham Diversity Summit 8.0: Restoring the Rhythm of Life

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Pollard Middle School

200 Harris Avenue

Needham, MA 02492

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Join your neighbors in Needham to celebrate our diversity and add your voice to tackle related issues that affect our community.

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8:00 a.m. Coffee and Welcome Reception – Pollard Middle School Lobby

8:30 a.m. Greetings and Norms - Pollard Auditorium

8:40 a.m. Needham High School’s A Capella group: Making Music Matters

8:50 a.m. Getting Back on Track After Trauma - A Community Response - Dr. Nichole Argo, Over Zero

9:25 a.m. Needham High School’s A Capella group: The Treble Rebels

9:30 a.m. Keynote: Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness - Honorable Judge John J. Broderick, former Chief Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Judicial Court

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Needham Experiences - Mark Braun (Facilitator)

Panelists include:

  • Rachel Glisper – Needham’s Director of Human Resources
  • Raven Register – Needham Parent
  • Sean Ellis – Wrongfully Convicted: Former Needham & METCO student
  • NHS students from SAFE
  • Stephanie Hartung – Social Justice Attorney, Northeastern Law Professor and Needham Parent

12:00 p.m. Lunch - Pollard Cafeteria

12:15 p.m. "Turn and Share" - Liza and Mike D’Hemencourt share their family story of supporting and raising a transgender child

12:45 p.m. Break-Out sessions

  • Teaching Understanding - representatives of the Needham Clergy Association
  • Restoring the Rhythm of Life – A Look at The Rwandan Genocide, and a Return Home – Claude Kaitare
  • Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness – Dr. Jerome Schultz, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Author, Harvard Medical School
  • Let’s Get REAL! NPS Equity Report Update – Q & A with members of the REAL Coalition
  • Talking with Children About Race and Equity – David Summergrad
  • Diversity in Hiring – Rachel Glisper – Director of Human Resources for the Town of Needham
  • Developing a Community Response to Hate —a discussion around community responses to hate. Dr. Nichole Argo – Over Zero
  • Guilty Until Proven Innocent - Sean Ellis shares his story (facilitated by Stephanie Hartung)
  • How Kids Understand Diversity and Inclusion – 8th graders: Jesse Young-Paulson & Ray Winig

2:00 p.m. Closing Gathering – Pollard Auditorium

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