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Facilitating Meaningful & Productive Classroom Dialogue in an Election Year
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2020
When: 09/30/2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland 
United States

Online registration is available until: 9/29/2020
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Are you ready to discuss the issues that a potentially contentious election year could bring into the classroom? Join us to learn concrete skills to facilitate dialogue on potentially divisive and difficult topics in productive and meaningful ways.


Participants will learn the difference between dialogue and debate and how to promote conversation that seeks to build understanding and connection, rather than division and misunderstanding. Participants will learn how to encourage students to be collaborative, reflect on their positions, search for strength and value in other’s positions, and work together for common understanding.


Registration details: 

  • Registration typically closes the day before the event, so register early!
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  • If you do not have an AIMS account, please go to the homepage, click on "haven't registered yet?" in the sign in box on right side of the page and complete the account creation form
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  • The zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program.


Event pricing:


AIMS Members  - -  $30

Please choose "bill to school" as the preferred payment option. 


Non-AIMS Colleagues - -  $60






Jessy Molina is a nationally recognized trainer and facilitator on issues of diversity, equity, and social justice. Most recently, Jessy Molina served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice at Friends School of Baltimore. She has supported people to connect with one another and make social change through her work with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in San Francisco, the John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford, Quality Education as a Constitutional Right, and Welcoming America. 

Prior to working at Friends, Jessy served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Garrison Forest School. An experienced facilitator, Jessy has trained thousands of people at nonprofits, companies, law firms, schools, colleges and universities, and other institutions to recognize and dismantle bias, develop the language and courage to discuss race, create equitable policies and practices, explore the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, gender identity, religion, culture and more, and begin building a more just world. Jessy has also developed a model of facilitated dialogue that builds understanding and connection between people and communities who are divided by tension, conflict, and misunderstanding. She has facilitated meaningful dialogue in communities across the country on race and racism, immigration, the criminal justice system, public and private education, policing, ethics and values, and more. Jessy also trains others to facilitate courageous conversations and equity seminars in their communities and serves as a mentor for trainers and facilitators in the Baltimore/Washington D.C region. Jessy graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and lives in Baltimore with her husband, Michael, and two children.



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