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[Online] From Where I Stand: A One-day Workshop for Women Educators of Color

Date: 9:00am - 3:30pm SST April 10, 2021 Location: Online


In this online workshop for women educators of color taught by women teachers of color, we will explore themes of inheritance and responsibility from our perspectives as matrilineal stewards using Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga’s inspirational text This Bridge Called My Back. We will read poetry and essays to foster conversations and facilitate our own writing. Throughout the workshop, we will acknowledge and embrace all the women who came before us, as we plan how to sustain and transform the strength of these past experiences into our work as women and as educators.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Connect with other women of color who understand the complexity of navigating diverse roles in diverse settings
  • Write a narrative exploring our past and present experiences to define our through-line for what we do and why we do it
  • Develop a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during sessions

Day at Glance

Opening  |  Who We Are and Where We Come From Introductions, setting purpose and intentions

Main Stage  |  Mentor Texts, Writing, Share Writing We will read several mentor texts as inspiration to brainstorm, list, and write our own pieces. We will then share and celebrate each other’s writing. This process will be repeated three times with different texts that will inspire us as women of color to put language to our experiences.

Closing  |  Where We Are Going from Where We Stand We will close by writing a short manifesto from where we stand as women of color, looking to the future with hope and confidence.

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Facilitators: Heather Barcan, Alejandra Nava-Replogle, Mariela Tyler

Cost: $125 by 3/11. $150 after. Includes 5.5 PDUs. Alumni, Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors, and Adjunct Faculty save 20%. 

Online registration for this workshop will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 2nd

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    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Facilitators

Heather Barcan is a Filipino-Pacific Islander from California with roots in Hawaii. She has been teaching for over twenty years and currently teaches at Centennial High School in Centennial School District in East County.

Alejandra Nava migrated to the United States from Mexico at a young age. Today she teaches Social Studies to 7th and 8th graders in PPS in both English and Spanish.

Mariela Tyler is a Latina woman from Mexicali, Mexico. She currently teaches 8th grade Language Arts in the Tigard-Tualatin school district.


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