This year, at the 26th Annual Civil Rights Breakfast, there will be three workshops. The workshops will begin after the conclusion of the Breakfast and run from 10:00am - 11:00am. Each workshop will focus on a different area of Civil Rights. The different workshops are "Race Relations," "LGBTQ and Bullying in Schools," and "Next Steps in Civil Rights."
This years workshop on Race Relations will be a discussion with Tim Wise, one of the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. "Wise has spent the last 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally, in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions..." If you would like to read more about Wise and his work, you can do so by visiting his website: www.timwise.org
LGBTQ and Bullying in Schools
Jabari Lyles of FreeState Legal Project and the Baltimore Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network will be facilitating a discussion on LGBTQ and Bullying in Schools. Lyles coordinates all educational programming offered by GLSEN Baltimore including anti-bullying lessons for youth, safe space trainings for educators and gay-straight alliance support in Baltimore City middle and High Schools, and works as the Community Outreach Specialist for FreeState Legal Project. LGBTQ youth face a disproportionate amount of bullying in schools with over 80% of LGBTQ youth experiencing verbal harassment each year and over 60% feeling unsafe in their school environments. To read more about GLSEN's work you can visit their website: www.glsen.org; and to read more about FreeStateLegal Project, visit: www.freestatelegal.org
Next Steps in Civil Rights
Our Keynote Speaker, Ms. Barbara Arnwine, will be conducting a workshop on the Next Steps in Civil Rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 re-authorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. If you would like to read more about Ms. Arnwine, you can visit our page on our keynote speaker, or you can visit her Igniting Change website: www.barbaraarnwine.org