July 17: Rethinking School Discipline with the Oakland Unified School District
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Learn Session – Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue – Bring your lunch and join Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Seattle City Council Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee for a special presentation from OUSD representatives. Everyone welcome. Water and juices will be provided.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Community Session – South Shore PK-8 School, 4800 S. Henderson, Seattle – Join fellow community members, parents, educators, and officials in an interactive learning session with OUSD representatives to learn about their efforts and their outcomes in reducing suspensions and eliminating racial disparity. Everyone welcome. Food will be provided at 5:30; program will begin at 6pm.
Approach: In 2010, OUSD began an integrated 4-pronged approach to reducing discipline and eliminating racial disproportionality. They have achieved significant outcomes, including a 47% decrease in suspensions. The four evidence-based components of their approach are:
- Restorative Justice
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
- Culturally Relevant Instruction
- Theresa Clincy – Coordinator of Attendance and Discipline
- Antonio Fregoso – Sergeant, Oakland School Police
- Barbara McClung – Director, Behavioral Health Initiatives
- Emilio Ortega – Manhood Development Instructor and Restorative Justice Coordinator
City of Seattle, King County, University of Washington School of Social Work – Communities in Action, Seattle Public Schools’ African American Male Scholar Think Tank, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Community Center for Education Results-The Road Map Project
Background: In 2010, OUSD began an integrated 4-pronged approach to reducing discipline and eliminating racial disproportionality. They have achieved significant outcomes, including a 47% decrease in suspensions. The four evidence-based components of their approach are:
- Restorative Justice – See this Sept. 2014 report on OUSD’s Restorative Justice program and outcomes
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – OUSD’s PBIS consultant is Seattle-based Dr. Lori Lynass; see her video here. Also see PBIS website.
- Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) – See TIC website.
- Culturally Relevant Instruction – See this video of Christopher Chatmon, Director of OUSD’s African American Male Achievement Office. Also see this January 2015 report on OUSD’s Manhood Development Program: The Black Sonrise.
July 17: Early Bird Rate for the Tacoma Trauma Stewardship Institute
Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Landmark Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Do you feel like the work you’re doing or the life you’re living is taking a toll on you? Are you noticing amongst your co-workers or community a collective fatigue, sense of hopelessness or helplessness, feeling like you can’t do enough, or spike in your cynicism? Are you grappling with how to keep on keeping on? Please join us for a day of raising awareness individually, organizationally, institutionally, and systemically on how to live and work sustainably.
July 23: Global Washington and Landesa Invite Students to Upcoming Panel Discussing “Charting a Career in International Development”
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Doors open
3:30 PM – 3:35 PM: Introduction by Melissa Merritt
3:35 PM – 4:15 PM: Program
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM : Q&A
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Reception
Location: PATH Seattle Headquarters, 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121 USA
Global Washington and Landesa invite students to an upcoming panel event featuring leaders from PATH, World Justice Project, and Landesa discussing the topic: “Charting a Career in International Development.” Panelists will speak about their own career paths and impart tips for students interested in careers in international development.
August 4: Washington Attorney General Open House in Olympia/Tumwater
Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7141 Cleanwater Lane SW, Olympia, WA 98501
On August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Washington Attorney General’s Office will host its third annual Open House in the Olympia/Tumwater office for those who wish to learn more about the Office and how to apply for attorney or law clerk positions. This event is open to all current and incoming second and third-year law students, judicial clerks and/or licensed attorneys.