2020-2021 Community Education Series
Learn, Explore, Be Inspired
The Epiphany School Community Education Series offers an annual slate of diverse educational opportunities for the adults in our school community—parents/guardians, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.
In keeping with our strategic plan, the Epiphany School Community Education Series enhances our authentic and inclusive community by welcoming diverse thought, sharing our expanded vision and mission, and providing creative and engaging educational opportunities for our community. We welcome ideas for future programming and we will continue to collaborate with neighboring schools and the Epiphany Parent Council to develop and offer events that meet our community’s interests and needs.
- February 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm, "Historical Impact of Racism in Present Day America: The Illusion of Inclusion": Presented by Dr. Joy DeGruy: This presentation will be based on her book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. This talk will help the participants understand the history of race in the US and how anti-Black racism became the backbone of structural and institutional racism in America. (In partnership with neighboring independent schools). Please RSVP to attend and receive the Zoom link
- March 2, 5:00-6:00 pm, "Parenting in a Pandemic:" Presented by Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D: For nearly thirty-five years, Michael has worked as a clinical psychologist, school consultant and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools and parenting. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit families. For almost twelve months families have been forced to think about death and safety and to talk to their very young children about it. They are dealing with the loss of regular school and remote learning from home, all the while facing threats to employment and the loss of social supports. Many parents are worried that their children will emerge traumatized from this long disruption. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will address the issues and fears affecting families and will offer psychologically sound suggestions for steadying their children and themselves in this difficult time. Join over Zoom.
- March 17, 9:00-11:00 am, Alison Park of Blink Consulting, "Being an inclusive community – easier said than done?": This workshop will explore what it means to be a "caring and inclusive environment," why that can be a difficult promise to deliver on, and how Epiphany School families can help create a community of belonging. Please note that to protect the privacy of the topics discussed, this workshop will not be recorded. We hope you can join us live! Join the workshop at this Zoom link HERE.
- NEW! March 24, 5:00-6:00 pm, Tiq Milan, “How We Queer Our Lives to be Free”: Tiq Milan has been an advocate in the LGBT community for over a decade. He is also a writer and consultant who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality. In this talk he will discuss his transgender experience and how defining ourselves for ourselves can result in more love. This talk will ask attendees to reflect on and take ownership of their own understandings of gender, queerness and how race intersects these notions. (In partnership with neighboring independent schools). Please RSVP to attend and receive the Zoom link.
- May 18, 6:00 pm: Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race: The New York Times Best Selling Author will join us for a conversation about her book, So You Want to Talk About Race. Please RSVP to attend and receive Zoom link. (In partnership with neighboring independent schools).