Exploring Identity for Adults Who Work with Youth

Starts: October 1, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: October 1, 2018 4:00 pm

Join this workshop to explore how adult personal experiences and identities – and mainstream US educational history and traditions – impact youth and learning communities. Learn about yourself and how who you are informs your relationships and interactions with youth. You will walk away with strategies, tools and resources, further reflection, and learnings to apply to your classroom or youth community.

Want more practice applying these insights to make schools safer for the most impacted youth and families? Join us the following day for Interrupting Hate in Schools.


Registration Details:

The fee for this workshop is $240. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. Register here.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Trainers: Gabriele Ross & Nyanga Uuka
  • Date and time: October 1 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)
  • Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

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Event Organizers

Gabriele RossGabriele Ross brings with her two decades of working as counselor and advocate with marginalized populations such as youth struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, students who return from being incarcerated, students who are homeless, sexual minority youth and undocumented students in public schools in Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. Gabriele has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is active in social justice organizations and worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and as a community organizer. She came to the US initially as a volunteer for Action Reconciliation/Services for Peace, a German organization founded by survivors of the Nazi regime. She likes to be in her garden or on a dragon boat, or out running and biking. She is an avid soccer fan and volunteered for the Women’s World Cup twice as a translator.

Nyanga UukaNyanga comes to us as a Community Health Worker, Community Organizer, Activist, Mediator and Doula, who is very passionate about conflict resolution and is deeply committed to the social justice movement. After spending much time gaining life experience while on the road traveling throughout various parts of the US and abroad, he decided to call Portland his home after visiting a friend from Portland and attending his wedding: he literally never went back to the state he called home after the wedding. After settling into Portland, he was able to find the momentum he needed to engage and connect with community members, hear their stories of displacement and the consistent discrimination they’ve faced over generations. He decided to work with and for the community to build and bring about collective change. His first step in this process was when he became a state certified Community Health Worker, trained by the Multnomah County Community Capacitation Center in the beginning of 2014. His second step was becoming a Community Organizer for the Urban League of Portland, where he was able to be one of a few Organizers to lead the Ban the Box campaign (HB3025), which went on to success in the State and with a stronger ordinance passed in the city of Portland. At the same time, he was organizing with a local chapter of a Pan African Organization that established a youth breakfast program in New Columbia (the “Villa”). Shortly after that he organized with the local Chapter of the Black Lives Matter before moving on to become an International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) full circle student Doula. His search for conflict resolutions techniques lead him here to Resolutions Northwest where he has plunged into the world of peacemaking and relationship building. He is a volunteer neighborhood mediation case developer, mediator and now one of our Restorative Justice Specialists. Connect

Details


October 1, 2018 9:00 am


October 1, 2018 4:00 pm


$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Gabriele Ross

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Exploring Identity for Adults Who Work with Youth
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

Gabriele Ross

October 1, 2018 9:00 am

October 1, 2018 4:00 pm