** Past Event **

Mentoring Workshop for Mid-Career Scholars of Color

8-10 March 2019
Oakland, CA

SUMMARY: Designed and facilitated by Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, this 3-day workshop will cover a range of topics on what it means to flourish in higher education as people of color who are engaged in social justice activism as scholars/educators/leaders, particularly as faculty and leaders in colleges/schools of education, and who identify as "mid-career" (however you wish to define that, which can include scholars who have been in their field and position for several years and who are looking to continue to evolve and expand their impact). Participants will learn conceptual frameworks and concrete strategies on such topics as: academic work as movement building; re-framing academic career trajectories; the politics of race, intersectionality, and colonialism in colleges of education; and caring for self and community.  Please note that this workshop is intended for people of color, and we ask our allies to respect this closed space.


Friday, March 8
3:00      Welcome Reception
3:30      Opening Session: Orientations
4:30      Session on Naming the Moment: Race, Intersectionality, and Colonialism in Education
7:00      Dinner (provided) and Activity

Saturday, March 9
8:15      Optional: Guided Meditation
9:00      Session on Five Lenses for Re-Framing Academic Work: Anti-Oppressive Education and Movement Building
12:00   Lunch (provided) and Walk & Talk
2:00      Session on Your Intervention: Challenges and Strategies
4:30      Activity

Sunday, March 10
7:15      Optional: Guided Meditation
8:00      Session on Creating Your Path: Workshopping Action Plans
10:30   Closing Session
11:00   End

VENUE LOCATION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND PARKING: To make this workshop intimate and affordable, we are convening in a spacious and charming meeting room in a residential neighborhood just north of Oakland. Wifi is available; no stairs are required. The venue is 14 miles from the Oakland Airport, and 23 miles from the San Francisco Airport, and can be reached easily by public transportation (BART and then a free bus that drops you off a block away). If you drive, ample free garage parking is available, as is free street parking. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the venue.

WHAT TO BRING: The workshop will be as “green” as possible, so no handouts should be expected. Participants should bring a laptop or writing supplies to take notes during the sessions. Valuables should be left at home, and the organizer and property owner are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. 

LODGING: Participants will need to arrange their own lodging. Several nice hotels are within a mile (10-20 minute walk) from the workshop venue, and are currently listed on travel websites at less than $150/night (search for hotels in Emeryville, and choose from the group of hotels near the intersection of Powell and Shellmound).

REGISTRATION AND MEALS: Registration includes access to all sessions, as well as 1 dinner, 1 lunch, and light snacks. Below are two options for registration on a sliding scale. The Discounted Registration rate entails the same workshop experience but at a lower cost, and may be selected by anyone with limited financial resources. Please note that the registration form includes a space to indicate dietary restrictions.

PAYMENTS: All payments must be submitted at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. Participants may arrive late or leave early, which does not change the registration fees.

LEGAL AGREEMENTS: By registering, you are agreeing to hold Kevin Kumashiro Consulting harmless regarding liability, and also to affirm the indemnity of Kevin Kumashiro Consulting regarding intellectual property.