Virtual social justice bootcamp 2021
This FREE 3 day long Virtual Bootcamp will immerse students in social justice issues and specifically encourage them to use their voice to self advocate. We want to provide students with an opportunity to learn in a safe encouraging environment that centers their specific experiences. Through informative and interactive workshops, culminating in a group project, students will improve their critical thinking and communication skills, and learn to work together as they study the social justice movement to reform the educational system for Black students. In addition, students will have an opportunity throughout the week to discuss other societal conditions that affect their educational experience in their respective communities and the broader Black community in California and the nation.
Major Program Goals
Learn how to effectively use their voice (ability to speak) to communicate their concerns
Achieved by understanding why it’s important to use their voice (what’s at stake if they don’t)
Understand the Three Ps – Players, Process, and the Policies
Have confidence using their voice
Achieved by knowing the law, policies on the books
Understanding their rights (as students, as parents) & being empowered to act
Establish relationships with people who can inspire them, help them get where they want to go.
Get parents on the same page
Reinforce the support networks so they can access people who care.
Skills to Build/Enhance
Why is this Bootcamp Important?
The Public Education System is failing Black Students in California and Nationwide
School to Prison Pipeline
In order to address these issues and change outcomes, it’s important to understand who makes the decisions, how the decisions are made, and when they’re made. It’s also important because you need to know who to hold accountable for how Black children are educated and treated by the educational system.
Student Eligibility Requirements
• Must commit to attending scheduled sessions for ALL THREE days.
• Open enrollment (Nationwide)
*Program is specific to Black students but all are welcomed
Day 1: july 27, 2021
Wellness & Healing: The 4 R's
Exposure is Key:
Official Opening Session
Fundamentals of Photography
Speak it. Believe it. Receive it.
Decolonizing Education: Thinking Outside of the Educational Box
Day 2: July 28, 2021
Why Mental Health Matters for the Black Community
Finding Your Voice Through Writing
Food for the Culture: What is Food Justice?
So You Want to be an Activist?
Day 3: July 29, 2021
Strong Body. Strong Mind.
Being Black in Corporate America.
Business in the E-commerce World
The Role Racism Plays in the Education of Our Children.