COMMUNITY EVENTS

Jan
22
Wed
District Accountability: A Parent’s Journey, Strategy and Tools @ Beaverton
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Jennifer Brooks

In this informative discussion, Jennifer will share her journey and the wealth of knowledge she has accumulated while trying to get an education with meaningful benefit for her son that is equal to that of his peers. In order to advocate with power, Jennifer immersed herself into federal, state and case laws, and even personally filed complaints against violations of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). She will talk about her strategy of staying one step ahead of the district, critical points in developing IEPs and share useful resources that were helpful on her journey.

Jennifer Brooks is a former advertising executive who has served on several school boards. She is a mom of three, her youngest has dyslexia. When she’s not advocating or immersed in education policy, Jen loves the beach and traveling.

Location:
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

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Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units for FREE. No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at the event.

Free parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

Feb
10
Mon
Implicit and Explicit Race Bias: How does this show up in the classroom? @ Portland
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenters: Imani Muhammad & Paula Byrd

Join us as we examine the educational disparities among Oregon’s Black and Brown youth in literacy, reading, math, and disciplinary actions. Our research has concluded that it would be beneficial for educators and administrators to evaluate their personal biases and to acknowledge how these biases play out in classrooms and educational environments. The presentation will include an interactive activity to help you see yourself and others with more compassion and empathy.

Imani Muhammad is a native of Oregon and began her youth development career over 20 years ago.  She is the founder of Y.O.U.th and currently serves as the Board President.  Imani has dedicated her life to the City of Portland and continues to work with families in a variety of ways.  She works for Boys & Girls Club of Portland as the Area Director of East County.  In her spare time she helps develop sports skill development for her son and other youth on Saturday’s, and loves to read with her son.

Paula Byrd is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated at Portland State University with a Bachelors of Arts and completed her Masters in Nonprofit Management at the University of Illinois.  She joined the Board of Y.O.U.th in 2013 and recently became the Executive Director in 2019.  She is committed to the educational literacy of youth and adults.   She desires to change the lives of all young people she works with and drives them to be their best.  She currently is the Youth & Family Service Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club of Portland and an excellent tutor with Reading Results.

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Location:
Portland Providence Hospital
4805 NE Glisan Street
Amphitheater Room

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units for FREE. No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at the event.

Free parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.