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Learning from the System’s Biography: Examining Trauma, Race, and Education in America

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Uncover the hidden resilience of historically oppressed and stigmatized groups
  • Grow an understanding of who historically oppressed and stigmatized groups are, what they need, and what it will take to meet their needs
  • Build empathy
  • Help everyone ‘get on the same page’
  • Design supports and action steps that build resilience factors – and lead to healing

What to expect:

  • The session will be facilitated by someone who has been trained in using this process and understands trauma and its impact
  • A safe environment free of shame and blame
  • The team will create a timeline of the educational system in the US Everyone at the session will have a chance to share what they know from their experience and connection with the system

Foundational Knowledge:

  • The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study
  • The stress response system


  • Support in bringing action steps to life
  • Access to trauma-responsive resources
  • Orientation towards building resilience vs managing behaviors

Adrienne Kennedy

Facilitator: Adrienne Kennedy, Pioneering Connections, LLC (bio available here)
Sponsored by: OEA’s Doris L. Allen Minority Caucus
Please contact: Kim Burris, DLAMC Secretary,
For additional information contact: Makia Burns, OEA Organizer,


March 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Ohio Education Association HQ
225 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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