Interrupting Hate in Schools

Starts: October 17, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: October 17, 2018 4:00 pm

In this training, we will discuss the ramifications of hate in school settings and offer tools to address and interrupt when hate is occurring.

We will explore how -ism’s are created, demonstrated, and perpetuated in educational institutions and discuss what can be done to counteract and prevent harm. We will demonstrate strategies to interrupt hate that arises in our everyday interactions. We will also discuss how to productively engage situations while being mindful of safety issues and centering the needs of the people being targeted.

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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: Maria Scanelli & Stephen Fowler
  • Date and time: October 17 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

Stephen FowlerStephen Fowler is a performing artist, activist, justice advocate, and community educator from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating community members, teachers, law enforcement, parents, and students about the practice of restorative justice for community rehabilitation and also showing adolescents the power of their own voice and story. Stephen is a co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Black Educational Achievement Movement, and is affiliated with Morpheus Youth Projects.

Maria ScanelliMaria Scanelli has been with Resolutions Northwest since 2011 when she was hired as Restorative Justice Coordinator to help identified Multnomah County Schools implement restorative justice practices in their school communities. She has facilitated groups, workshops and taught classes in conflict resolution and restorative justice to elementary, middle, high school and college students as well as youth and adults in correctional institutions. The most cherished part of her job is working with youth to help them identify their strengths and passions in life and guide them into action in service to their community and manifesting the change they want to see in the world. Shortly after Maria earned her MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University in 2008, she began volunteering with Insight Development Group, a Restorative Justice focused group at Oregon State Correctional Institute that she helped found. Since 2012, she has focused her volunteer time with Hope Partnership at Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility and is also a volunteer facilitator for the Department of Corrections Facilitated Dialogue Program. Riding rivers, catching waves, climbing rocks and mountains are Maria’s favorite ways to play and as an avid outdoorswoman she makes the most of her weekends escaping to the wilderness for solitude and adventure. “The challenge remains. On the other side are formidable forces: money, political power, the major media. On our side are the people of the world and a power greater than money or weapons: the truth. Truth has a power of its own. Art has a power of its own. That age-old lesson- that everything we do matters- is the meaning of the people’s struggle here in the United States and everywhere. A poem can inspire a movement. A pamphlet can spark a revolution. Civil disobedience can arouse people and provoke us to think, when we organize with one another, when we get involved, when we stand up and speak out together, we can create a power no government can suppress. We live in a beautiful country. But people who have no respect for human life, freedom or justice have taken it over. It is now up to all of us to take it back. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage and kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places- and there are so many- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn


October 17, 2018 9:00 am

October 17, 2018 4:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Maria Scanelli


Interrupting Hate in Schools
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

Maria Scanelli

October 17, 2018 9:00 am

October 17, 2018 4:00 pm