PBJN Leadership 2019 Retreat Overview and Agenda
We invite each member campus to send one representative to the Place-Based Justice Network Leadership Retreat, December 10-12th, 2019 in San Francisco.
Arrival: Please plan travel to arrive on the main campus of the University of San Francisco by 3pm on Tuesday, December 10th. Check-in will open at 2pm outside of our meeing space: The Faculty and Staff Dining Room and Lounge.
End: We will end the retreat during lunch on Thursday, December 12th. The Retreat will formally close by 12:45pm.
Questions? Contact Info:
If you have additional questions about how to check-in, please reach out to Alicia Marshall at 415-422-5060 (Alicia's desk)
Erin Burrows, email@example.com
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PBJN Leadership Retreat Agenda
|Day One: Tuesday, December 10th
You'll arrive at the University of San Francisco's Faculty Lounge between 2-3pm to check-in and receive a welcome packet including a copy of the book by our keynote speaker, Rhonda Magee.
|PBJN Retreat Check-in
The Retreat check-in will open at 2pm on Tuesday, December 10th outside of the University of San Francisco (USF) Faculty and Staff Dining Room and Lounge located in the University Center (UC), Room 222.
All activities on Day 1, Tuesday Dec 10th, will be held in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room and Lounge including welcome at 3:30pm, keynote at 4:30pm, and dinner at 6pm.
- After a warm welcome with new and familiar faces, we'll set up context by sharing the history of the Network, our shared purpose and values and talk about how the work is going for us.
- Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law and social change work will discuss her new book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: An essential mindfulness and compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healing from 4:30-6pm.
- We'll close Tuesday night with dinner in the Faculty Dining Room on campus from 6-7:30pm or so.
|Day Two: Wednesday, Dec 11th
- We'll start with breakfast at 8:30am in Getty Study, LoSchiavo (LS 104)
- The morning session will feature facilitation from the Next Generation Fellows (pictured above) from 9-10:30am
- AyeNay Abye, Seattle University (Lead)
- John Loggins, University of San Diego (Lead)
- Irene Cermeño, Santa Clara University
- Roxanne De La Torre, Fordham University
- Jonathan Delgago, Fairfield University
- LaShaune Johnson, Creighton University
- Anthony Medina, Gonzaga University
- Demetri Morgan, Loyola University Chicago
- After a break, we'll transition to Kalmanovitz Hall for racial caucusing: People of Color Healing Circle (facilitated by Julie Hurst and Nolizwe Nondabula) room KA 309) and White Affinity Group (facilitated by Erin O'Keefe and Erin Burrows, room KA 365) will be held for 90 minutes.
- At 12:30 pm we'll transition to lunch (available in boxes outside KA 309), and then travel to Alamo Square for a series of site visits coordinated by staff and partners of Engage San Francisco, led by Karin Cotterman and Nolizwe Nondabula. Note, please wear comfortable shoes and bring layers; the sun will set before 5 pm
- Provide an overview of Engage San Francisco
- Learn about the history of Fillmore/ Western Addition
- Learn about how USF and the Western Addition are connected
- Highlight the work of some of our community partners
- Illuminate how oppressive practices & policies have impacted the Western Addition.
- We'll close at 5:30pm in the neighborhood for dinner on your own or with a small group from the Retreat
|Day Three: Thursday, December 12th
- We'll start with breakfast at 8:30am in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room (UC 222)
- The morning session will be led by Kent Koth to explore the structure and future of the Network with questions such as:
- What are the topics should we focus on in the next few years?
- What’s our strategy to influence the field of place-based community engagement?
- How do we sustain the network?
- We'll transition to lunch at noon, where boxes will be available for participants who need to head to the airport.
- We will officially close at 12:45pm with plans to connect over Zoom and at the 2020 Summer Institute!
Place-Based Justice Network 2018 Winter Leadership Retreat Recap
The most recent network retreat was hosted by Saint Mary's College of California between December 12-14.
Participants contributed to facilitated communal conversation regarding the goals of the network and how to implement shared values through discussions of:
- Co-creation of knowledge: What does it mean? What does it look like from the point of view of member partners? How does out anti-racist, anti-oppression lens affect how we co-create?
- Finding a vocabulary of joy: How do you celebrate success and sustain your community during challenges in place-based work?
- Humility vs. Fragility: What can polarities management tell us about ourselves as leaders from privileged institutions of place-based work?
- What is Liberation? What can it look like in the context of place-based work?