The Future of Transformative Learning at WISR
Building Partnerships Locally and Beyond
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 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:
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 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