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2-day virtual conference

Join us for a 2-day virtual conference as we continue the work of the Summer Learning Institute – Justice-Centered Theory, Practice, and Praxis! In addition to talks on radically humanizing and antiracist pedagogy, we will highlight educational equity programs that are causing disruption for good. This year's SLI will also feature two exclusive book talks: The White Educators’ Guide to Equity: Teaching for justice in community colleges (Peter Lang Publishers, 2022) and Until They’re All Free: Humanizing pedagogy for justice-impacted students (edited by Sims and Hotep, Forthcoming). 

Last year...

Our esteemed group of presenters and facilitators brought cutting-edge conversation in theory and practice, regarding:

·      The new ethnic studies requirement;

·      Developing a multicultural and DREAM center; 

·      Equitizing Dual Enrollment; 

·      How to employ authentic care; 

·      An equity pilot program across Washington state community colleges; 

·      Best practices in using the IMPACT Equity Toolkit, and more.

This year...

We will work to replicate the cycle of praxis—i.e., theory + practice + reflection (Freire, 1987).  We will discuss the "why" and the "how" of committing to paradigm-shifting work on your campus. Learn about actual programs for community college practitioners and students that employ radically humanizing pedagogical practices, and their impressive outcomes! At the end of Day 2, registrants will receive a simple equity scorecard tool and training on how to use it on their own campus.

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General Admission

(who are not also working professionals)


(Team registration discount - $99 per person for teams of 4 or more)


“This conversation is a tough one to have and requires patience as well as humility. You were able to effectively relay information all the while keeping an engaging and inclusive atmosphere.”

 "Dr. Sims’ training gave me the courage to be vulnerable."
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About the Summer Learning Institute

The SLI was founded to pioneer the way for critical dialogue FOR community college folks, BY community college folks. Education convenings are a dime a dozen, and while they often include sections for those of us in the community college space, we rarely find convenings focused on the critical work we do. Upwards of 70% of Black, Indigenous and other students of color start their college journey with us, in community colleges. We have an obligation to get this right. We are also confident that the principals and experience shared in the SLI can be effective in K12 and universities.

At Rooted in Love, we will continue to create safe spaces for critical conversations on justice-centered pedagogy, programming and policy making. We create opportunities for equity-minded community college practitioners to participate in and contribute to exigent conversations around reimagining institutional policies, procedures and pedagogies so that they are commensurate with justice. We all have a part to play! This is your invitation: Join us!  

 "I appreciate so much the time we got to spend with you and enjoyed every moment. I now feel I have a better foundation on which I can move through the world, as both an individual and member of the ___ Council, being actively anti-racist. The work you do is so powerful and I am inspired to further it within my ability. Thank you"


Editors of the Educational Equity in Community Colleges Book Series with Peter Lang

Dr. Jeremiah J. Sims

Author & Principal Equity Consultant, Rooted in Love, LLC

Jeramy Wallace, M.A.

English Professor, 
College of San Mateo

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Lasana O. Hotep,  M.A.

Director of Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion & Belonging, UC Berkeley

The following presenters:

Dr. Tabitha Conway

History Professor,
College of San Mateo

Diva Ward, M.A.

Director of Grant Initiatives, San Mateo Community College Distric

 Rachel Sims, M.A.

Co-founder at Rooted in Love,
Director of Advancement Strategy & Operations at Golden Gate University

IDEAL Fellows

Washington Community Colleges

Dr. O'kenZoe Brian Selassie-Okpe

Executive Director, Equity Institute at Skyline College

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Click here for a detailed agenda.

Day One | June 29th 

Welcome | Dr. Jeremiah J. Sims

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Audience Activity | IDEAL Fellows

10:40 AM

Session 1: White Educator's Guide to Equity (book talk) + Breakouts

Lunch Break

12:15 PM

1:00 PM

Session 2: A Bay Area Equity Pilot Program for Community College Leadership + Breakouts

2:40  PM

IMPACT Toolkit Intro

3:15  PM

Community Reflection

Day Two | June 30th

9:00  AM

Session 1: Until They're All Free (book talk) + Breakouts

Session 2: A Powerful Equity Program for Community College Students

1:00  PM

Keynote Address | Lasana Hotep, M.A.

2:00  PM

IMPACT Practicum

3:15  PM

Special Teams Session*
(for groups that registered with 4 or more)

11:00 AM

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

Opening | RIL Team

9:20 AM



Contact: sli@rootedinlove.education


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