Tuesday, October 17
ACCESS Lounge, Dean Hall, Room 5/6, Ground Level
Learn about special programs and opportunities for students through the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution.
For more information, click here to see the flyer
Microdemocracy: A New Vision for Strengthening our Communities and our Democracy
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dean Hall, Room 5
Luz Santana, Co-Director of the Right Question Institute and co-author of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions(ASCD: 2016) and Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press: 2011).
In the late 1980s, as a parent of children in the Lawrence, MA public school system, Santana began to work with other parents as part of a drop-out prevention program. At the time, she was also traveling a path that led from her own personal experiences coming from Puerto Rico and navigating the welfare and other public systems to earning an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s, and a master’s degree from Springfield College School of Human Services. One of the founders of RQI, she is now a nationally recognized educational innovator, facilitator, and keynote speaker in English and Spanish who has designed a wide range of participatory learning curricula in many fields, including parent involvement, adult education, social services, health care, immigrant advocacy, neighborhood organizing, and voter engagement.
—Professor Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, in The Justine Wise Polier Memorial Lecture: In the Meantime: The Gap Between Promises and Realities for Kids, February 2001
“As a result of this workshop I plan to: whatever it takes to get the information I need.”
—Parent in a workshop at a homeless shelter in Louisville, Kentucky