Our guiding theme for this year is Building Accountable Practices and Transforming Power in Place-Based Work.
The Institute will be held virtually from Wednesday, July 28 to Friday, July 30th from 10am - 2pm PT | 1pm - 5pm ET in addition to offering optional, asynchronous content.
PBJN Summer Institutes are an annual opportunity for colleagues to gather and share strategies, lessons learned and explore pressing questions about how to do the work of connecting campuses and communities in ways that align with the Network’s collective values. Each day we will begin with a framing dialogue shared by leaders in our field that embody the values of the network and model the practices we hope to explore throughout the Summer Institute.
We look forward to sharing this space with you in July. We will be providing additional information including a more comprehensive note on framing, invitations to facilitate, guidance on forming a campus-community team, registration and more soon!
Access recordings from previous Continuous Learning Sessions here
BIPOC Healing Circles + New BIPOC mailing list
Our intention for this Healing Circle is to provide a place where people of color can work with their peers on their experiences of internalized racism, for healing, and to work on liberation. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members of the PBJN are invited to join a monthly healing circle held the last week of each month.
*NEW* BIPOC PBJN Member E-mail List:
The Place-Based Justice Network (PBJN) is forming a list for Black, Indigenous and People of Color to receive announcements and information about events specific to the BIPOC community. Please opt-in to receive these communications: https://forms.gle/3ctiCn2oFMY2CJWaA
Questions? Please reach out to
Roxanne De La Torre at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Julia Anderson at email@example.com
Save the date for the June BIPOC Healing Circle:
White Affinity and Accountability Circles (WAAC)
The WAAC will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, April-June 2021, to build community and support accountability to unlearn racism and build our capacity to incorporate anti-racist efforts into our Place-Based Work. Each meeting will include resource sharing, skill-building, and community gathering with a focus on addressing how racism works in our daily lives on individual, interpersonal and structural levels.
We offer these sessions with the hope and intent that folks can attend all the meetings in an effort to support community building and as a way of "building a white culture" that dismantles "white body supremacy" (Menakem, 2017).
Save the date for the next June White Affinity Circle:
Monday, May 17th, 10-11am PST | 1-2pm EST faciliatted by Karin Cotterman and Erin O'Keefe
Monday, June 21st, 10-11am PST | 1-2pm EST faciliatted by Karin Cotterman and Erin O'Keefe
Please contact Erin Burrows, firstname.lastname@example.org to receive links to register. PBJN Racial Affinity circles are open to faculty, staff and community partners of our Member Institutions.