FROM GENOCIDE TO GENERATIONAL CONTINUITY: Frames for Understanding and Transforming Education

September 1, 2016





SEPTEMBER 29, 2016:  CEIO is pleased to invite you to the first Deeper Change Forum of our 2016-2017 Season. During this forum, our guest presenter, Lisa Graustein, will examine how our nation was founded on the principles and practice of genocide and how the process of genocide—actual and symbolic—is woven into the fabric of our nation and its key institutions, including our education system. Using the eight stages of genocide, Lisa will examine just how our current policies and systems work against the human rights of our young people and perpetuate structural inequity in our country. She will then explore counter moves we can make to transform education into a force for social justice and healing. Moving beyond diversity, inclusion, and equity, we will envision how the intentional work of healing from genocide opens new possibilities for addressing some of the most pressing inequities in our current education system.


The morning will be an interactive presentation, modeling the principles of social justice education. The afternoon will be a chance for everyone to apply the frames presented and explore how the notion of generational continuity can radically transform how we approach education, heal from oppression, and work to end white supremacy in ourselves and our institutions.



Lisa has over 20 years experience as an out youth worker, teacher, activist, and teacher trainer. Currently, Lisa works with district charter and private schools in Boston to increase racial and gender equity. She holds an M.Ed in Racial Justice Education. She is a facilitator for both Beyond Diversity 101 (a 5 day intensive workshop) and White People Challenging Racism. Lisa is a mother, a Quaker and an artist.


VENUE: Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT


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