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Using Legislation and Humanization to End Mass Incarceration

June 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50, a national bipartisan effort to smartly and safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years. #Cut50 works to cut crime and incarceration in all 50 states by translating local needs into smart safety solutions. Bringing together unlikely allies, identifying breakthrough policies, and implementing new approaches to safety and rehabilitation. By recognizing the humanity of those impacted, we can change laws in order to create safer streets and more peaceful neighborhoods.

Rainbowdance Basic Credentialing

June 22 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 6:00 pm

Rainbowdance© is a playful, structured activity of repetitive song, movement and gesture. Led by a trained facilitator, it encourages self-esteem, self-regulation, and social empathy. Rainbowdance provides children with the opportunity for one-on-one bonding (often lacking for infants and toddlers who attend full-time day care), while also providing healthy relationship-building among a peer group. For vulnerable populations, this can be the experience that steers them away from violent behaviors. The sequence of stories and improvisations has been developed as a continuum from toddlers…

UnMasking: Healthy Connections With Complex Communities

September 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Featured Speaker: Ashanti Branch Ashanti Branch works to change how young men of color interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Raised in Oakland by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti left the inner city to study civil engineering at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. A construction project manager in his first career, his life changed after he tutored struggling students and realized his passion for teaching. In 2004, during Ashanti’s first year teaching high…

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