This discussion-based workshop will focus on Asian-American-Pacific-Islander representation in the media, whether in shows like Never Have I Ever and Squid Game, newsrooms covering Anti-Asian violence, or music groups like BTS. Come to discuss an array of both lighthearted and serious issues, whether you identify as AAPI or not, all are welcome!
In this workshop we will explore the experience of Black women in PWIs, specifically surrounding friendships, relationships, representation, and inclusivity.
"Boss on Deck - You're Up Next" inspires and motivates teenagers to "1) Sell You; 2) Focus on Non-Customers, and 3) Stand Out" when they become an entrepreneur!
Explore and reflect on the history of gender equality in sports and take a closer look at salaries & collective bargaining in the NBA & WNBA, as well as the USWNT's ongoing fight for equal pay.
Everyone loves food but have you ever considered its cultural significance? In this discussion-based workshop, we will examine the instrumental role of cuisine in diverse communities and the power of food to connect and strengthen marginalized groups.
Picture yourself sitting comfortably and quietly, reading illustrated folktales from cultures and peoples around the world. When you enter the room, you simply choose one or two books from a curated collection of books.
In this session, students will learn about food insecurity in their very own backyard--DC! The workshop will spend half the time learning about food insecurity through videos, a presentation, and engaging dialogue. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to having an interactive experience on how food insecurity affects everyday people: by playing Jenga!
This session is a deep dive into the history of the Harlem Renaissance. We will be discussing what the African American cultural revival was like in the past as well as how it impacts and influences the culture today
This workshop looks at crises of housing, and policies meant to address inequality, in the DC area.
What would happen if we used storytelling to understand the depths of our minds? In this workshop, we will each identify one of our emotions, name it, draw it, and write a monologue from its perspective, to understand ourselves, share with others, and see our commonalities at the deepest of levels. No art experience is necessary, just pencil and paper
In this workshop, through a presentation and discussion we will explore the multiple dimensions of Islamophobia in America, such as its history, how it intersects with race, orientalism, and structural Islamophobia. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association and Middle Eastern Affinity heads
Shalom folks! In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to braid, season, and eat their own mini-challahs (a traditional Jewish bread)! We will also learn about the diversity within Jewish culture and cuisine through discussion and interactive activities. Covid restrictions will be in place.
Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was a bassist, composer, bandleader, and pianist whose career encompassed all styles of jazz: swing, bebop, blues, the avant-garde, big band, chamber music and thirdstream. In addition to his virtuosic bass playing and gifted composing, Mingus used his talent for addressing social issues of the time.
Learn more about the people globally who have been displaced and discover ways you can take part in help supporting them.
The cost of housing is typically the largest portion of a person's monthly budget. It is also a huge factor for homelessness, climate change, and mental health. It is the fabric of our cities and towns. In this workshop, we will be examining the design of low-income, affordable urban housing.
Join our Middle School keynote speaker to learn about how his cooking style was inspired by his Southern roots. Additionally, participants will have the chance to explore how this cooking style was connected to the Civil Rights movement
Join our 2022 Keynote Speaker, Gabrielle Eitienne Woodward-Carter, to dive deeper into her short film "The Seeds We Keep" and experience her Story Circle workshop. In the film, cultural preservationist Gabrielle E. W. Carter unfolds a lush vision of what is and what could be in her meditation on Black land ownership and seed saving.
In this session, we will watch and discuss examples of mixed-race portrayal in common media. Examples include Euphoria (High School), Black-ish/Mixed-ish, Crazy Rich Asians, Wizards of Waverly Place, Ginny and Georgia, Shadow and Bone, Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse, and more.
In this workshop, we will be exploring old skool vs. new school music including hip-hop, R&B, and soul jams through a fun, interactive trivia game. We look forward to having you!
De-mystify the creative process of the Impressionist painters to discern our own prejudice and practice non-judgment. Discuss and demonstrate an artist's observational approach to color.
Breonna Taylor's death was one of the first times the country mass-mobilized for a Black woman, showcasing the invisible struggle women of color face against police violence. This workshop will examine violent encounters between police and citizens from the perspective of Black women, women of color, and transgender women.
Race, Place, and Real Estate" explores the intersection of family histories and places within and beyond Greater DC.
Diet Culture is big business in America—a $71 billion industry, in fact—and it does some serious damage. In this workshop hosted by FMG, we’ll take an intersectional look at the immense power Diet Culture wields, and we’ll talk about affirming and positive ways we can all resist it. (Content note: topics of body image and disordered eating may arise in our conversation.)
A round table discussion with a group of students, where we ask questions that instigate more than a yes/no answer, leading to difficult conversations being had and ideas that propose change.
In the spirit of Audre Lorde, this hands-on workshop is designed for participants to develop strategies for effective self-care and preservation of the fight for social justice.
For many years radio stations were considered the heartbeat of local communities. Music lovers tuned into their favorite stations to hear the hottest music (including local artists), the latest pop culture news, and information on topics that impacted their communities. The rise of streaming and social media, along with the decline of local ownership of radio stations, has significantly changed the way that people receive this information.
Come enjoy a flavor of the accounting world with this brief introduction to individual taxes! We will cover the basics of the tax equation and an explanation of common terms. Life can be taxing--- but taxes don't need to be!
We will reflect on the art form quilt making in the African American community. Discover the history of quilting through the years and its evolution throughout the years: from hand quilting out of necessity, to building community and creating works of art centered around this fiber art tradition.
Voting is a right, but in light of recent voter suppression tactics, it seems more like a privilege. Click for more info about the efforts you can take as a Middle School or High School student to make sure you, your friends, and family are registered to vote!
Students will learn about the first lacrosse program at an HBCU. Students will learn about the history they made by being the first program and how they rose to the top 10 in the country.
**This is a two-part session
The session will focus on hosting a space that discusses how the mental health stigma in the Black community continues to change. The session will discuss generational trauma and cultural stereotypes on mental health awareness.
A history of the development of the right to same-sex marriage in the US from the early 90s to the present. The discussion may include other aspects of the rights of LGBTQ persons.
Explore and debate whether the cuisines of different cultures as bastardizations of the original or a profound uniting experience of immigrant communities.
From Gone With the Wind to The Hate U Give, the Jezebel to the Mammy, Black women have been depicted in a multitude of ways in American film and media. Together, in this workshop, we will explore how these tropes and stereotypes have evolved with America, where we are now, and where we need to go. We will be discussing popular characters from both contemporary and vintage film and television, viewing clips from media, and tracking the progress of Black female representation.
In Burundi, less than 0.1% of their population is fully vaccinated against COVID while the vaccination rate for the United Arab Emirates is over 93%. In this discussion-focused workshop, we will explore how this inequality is just one example of how socioeconomic status has a tremendous and potentially devastating impact on people’s ability to make decisions for all aspects of their health and discuss possible United States policies that can address these ever-present issues.
Is prejudice innate? Are we wired to discriminate? Are we racists by nature? Or is racism learned? Is it our environments that make us haters? In this session, we will explore the biological, psychological, and social roots of prejudice. After a quick look at some brain basics, we will shift our focus to some of the evolutionary roots of human behavior. Finally, we will examine the “us vs. them” binary, and brainstorm ways in which we can combat prejudice and racism.
This workshop will explore how Latin American cultures are deeply rooted in a long history of white supremacy and discuss possible ways to uproot its lingering effects in Latine communities.
Move your body with inspiration from black music legends. Yoga Sculpt - a full-body workout that combines yoga and cardio.
In this session, participants will learn about the intersections between art and activism (i.e. artistic activism). At the end of the session, students will create a mural about a topic of their choice!
Guest speaker Ryane Nickens will be talking about her stories and experiences with gun violence and how they have affected her. She has acted with courage to find the TraRon Center. This SE DC center offers a comprehensive program of individual and group counseling, therapeutic arts, and programming designed to raise community consciousness about the impact of gun violence.
In this workshop, you will learn about homelessness and make toiletry bags for Friendship Place here in Tenleytown. You will also have the opportunity to write notes to the people at Friendship Place. I hope you can join me!
Explore the history of ethnic diversity in modern-day Hawaii.
Come join me for "dinner and a movie." We will sample a portion of a documentary on African-American food culture and its impact on American culture. A conversation will follow. Come hungry and leave happy!
This workshop looks at crises of housing, and policies meant to address inequality, in the DC area.
We will make hummus from simple ingredients and eat it with pita. We will then have an interactive session where kids will be divided into five groups to research five different countries (Iran, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Yemen.) For each country, the students will research the capital, one major historical event, and the government structure. Covid restrictions will be in place.
COVID has had a disproportionate impact on women. Women's labor force participation hit a 33 year low in large part due to increased caretaking responsibilities (twice that of men)! Our session will use video, data, and storytelling to illuminate this gender inequality and to help participants be part of the solution.
We will explore the origins of Calypso and Soca music from the Caribbean and the political messages around social justice that inform this musical genre. We will explore popular Calypsonian and Soca artists and how their music connects with the politics of the day and its influence on music in the US. Students will get a chance to learn how to move to the music as well!
In this workshop, participants will learn about exactly where the idea of soul food came from, as well as examples of modern-day soul foods. For example, did you know that during slavery, enslaved people threw cornmeal to distract hounds when escaping, which developed into hushpuppies? We will also be speaking about the controversy surrounding Aunt Jemima turning into Pearl Milling Company.
The study of waste disposal can often make students feel powerless and shame because there is often little that can be done. Understanding the ethics of how we dispose of trash, (i.e. where landfills and dumps are located, cancer hotspots related to waste dumping) helps kids to understand the social justice side of waste disposal.
Hear the stories of 1 black women entrepreneur on her culture, how she got to where she is now, and why black women owned businesses are crucial to building a more diverse world
What is the status of women's and girls' rights in 2022? Learn more about these rights in the United States and around the world -- including the right to health care, education, employment, government representation, and freedom from violence -- through the stories of leaders at the forefront of the movement for gender equality
During this session, we will experience Amanda’s poetry together, pausing to discuss some of the choices she made and the meaning of what she says.