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WISeR PeaceMaker 10th Annual Conference 2018

October 4 - October 8 // Berkeley, CA
Date: 10.4.2018 - 10.8.2018 October 4 - October 8
Time: All Day
Cost:
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Venue: Western Institute for Social Research
Address: 2930 Shattuck Avenue
City: Berkeley, CA

The Future of Transformative Learning at WISR

Building Partnerships Locally and Beyond

THURSDAY:

Thursday evening, 5:30 pm—Meet, Greet, Refreshments, Light Dinner/Snacks

Thursday evening 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Environmental Education: Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff, WISR Advisor Board and Dr. Sudia Paloma McCaleb, Director of Center for Critical Environmental and Global Literacy and WISR Faculty Member

FRIDAY: 

Friday morning, 9:30 am—Meet, Greet, Refreshments, Snacks

Friday morning, 10 am to 11:15 am: Workshop—“Collaboration Means Family (Dynamics) Shows Up . . . Oh My!  Dr. Ronald Mah, LMFT, WISR Faculty Member

Friday 11:30 am to 12:30 Lunch Break (restaurants nearby or snacks at WISR)

 Friday afternoon 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Graduating Students Discuss Their Theses and Dissertations

Nasira Abdul-Aleem, Masters’ Thesis: FINDING FREEDOM IN THE FREE WORLD; A REDRESS OF REHAB FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISON RECIDIVISM

Danish Qasim, Masters’ Thesis: SPIRITUAL ABUSE

Michael Ratner, Doctoral Dissertation:  COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Amber Elizabeth Gray, Doctoral Dissertation:  THE ROLE OF SELF-COMPASSION IN ADDRESSING PERSONAL AND GLOBAL TRAUMA

Friday afternoon 3 pm to 5 pm:  Desire for Mutual Recognition. Dr. Peter Gabel, JD, WISR Faculty Member.

Friday evening 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Film: “And Then They Came for Us.”—documentary on the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.  Session Leader: Dr. Satsuki Ina, LMFT, Professor Emeritus, California State University Sacramento. SATURDAY:

Saturday Morning 9:30 to 10 am—Meet, Greet, Refreshment, Snacks

Saturday Morning 10 am to 11:30 am: Learning from the Experiences and Cultures of Others—Sajad Shakoor, WISR MS alum and current Doctoral Student, on Prison Culture, and Dr. Suneetha de Silva, Professor, Dawson Community College, Montana, on Changing attitudes in Indian and Sri Lanka Cultures.

Saturday 11:30 to 1 pm: Lunch Break

Saturday afternoon, 1 pm to 2:30 pm:  African American Activists in Higher Education—The National Scene, and Building on WISR’s History of African American Scholar-Activists.  Panel to be Determined.

[recent nationwide study: https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2018/09/06/study-suggests-admissions-officers-are-more-responsive-black ] . Panelists to be named, Panel Moderator, Vera Labat, MPH, WISR Chief Finance Officer and Board member.

 Saturday afternoon 3 pm to 5 pm

Building Partnerships Locally and Globally–WISR as a center and model for experimentation—Expanding collaborations with other groups committed to transformative learning and social change. Panelists:

  • John Bilorusky, WISR President and Co-Founder, overview of collaborations past and present, and future possibilities;
  • Karin Dremel, WISR Doctoral Student, on Developing a Network on Collective Trauma;
  • Folk Education Association of America.

Saturday 5 pm to 6:30 pm:  Dinner Break

Saturday Evening 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Saturday evening–Celebrate WISR’s past and present, and Plans for the Future.  To begin, WISR President, John Bilorusky, will lead us in sharing stories about, and the legacies of, people from WISR’s history who have passed away—Michael McAvoy, Robert Blackburn, Terry Lunsford, Fernando Alegria, Sandra Tomlin, and Lee Francis. We will conclude with a 7:15 pm showing of the film Viva Chile M to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Fernando Alegria, Chilean poet, novelist, scholar, activist and founding member of WISR’s Board.

SUNDAY:

Sunday Mid-Day: Two sessions from 11 am to 3 pm:

Sunday Mid-day, 11 am to 1 pm: PANEL OF ACTIVISTS THERAPISTS, ON BEING A THERAPIST AND AN ACTIVIST. Panel Leader, Rosa Reinikainen, LMFT, WISR Doctoral Student

Sunday early afternoon:  1:15 pm to 3 pm:  Closing Session, Online and Digital Learning at WISR—building on WISR’s past, taking action in the present and for the future, locally and globally.   Mark Wilson, WISR Learning Technology and Design Specialist.

Both sessions will be offered for MFT, LPCC and LCSW continuing education credits.

 Western Institute for Social Research
2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300
Berkeley, CA  94705
(510) 655-2830 
www.wisr.edu

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