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[3CSN] Northern California Regional Equity Event

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Oct 26, 2017
8:30am-2:00pm Description

Introduction to Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning 

Laney is excited to host the 3CSN Northern California Regional Equity Summit on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:30 am- 2 pm. Event includes continental breakfast and lunch.


Intro to Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning will give participants an opportunity to learn and engage in activities to support their efforts in reducing opportunity gaps and improving student success outcomes.  Facilitators, Arnita Porter and Paula Brown, will provide an overview of Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) pedagogy and share effective practices to improve equitable outcomes for students across disciplines and in the delivery of services.  Using Appreciative Inquiry, participants will engage in activities that foster

  1. Integration of equity and CRTL principles into their daily practice to improve students’ sense of belonging and increase engagement;
  2. Alignment with student equity and college success plans; and
  3. Building capacity for creating equity-minded institutions. 

From a strength-based perspective, this interactive workshop focuses on reimagining our campus communities into welcoming and supportive environments for our students.


Tentative Agenda: 

8:30 – 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast, Check-in

9:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome, Introductions, Icebreaker

9:15 – 11:00 am – Session A, Activities

11:00 – 11:15 am – Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Session B, Activities

12:30 – 1:00 – Reflections, Next Steps, Feedback

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch


Facilitator Arnita Porter is a Co-Coordinator for the Equity Project and one of three Los Angeles Regional Network Coordinators.  She is an adjunct faculty instructor in the Business Division at West Los Angeles College, where she serves on the Student Success Committee, and has also served as a faculty mentor to Project LEARN, a program designed to assist African American students with succeeding in college.  Her passion for social justice in education guides her work as a facilitator in equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) with the LACCD Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy (FTLA), and as the Online Student Equity Coordinator for the Online Education Initiative (OEI) Student Services Division, where she also chairs the Student Equity Work Group. Arnita is an attorney with a background in public policy and related training. As In-House Counsel and Legislative Analyst for the Police Foundation, a law enforcement think tank, Arnita lobbied Congress on important legislative measures, including the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons Ban, the Hate Crimes Bill, and other public safety-related issues.  She holds a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law.  Arnita is an artist, loves to travel, and is the mother of two amazing teenagers.


Click here to register for the event.


We look forward to seeing you on October 26, 2017, 8:30 am-2 pm

Laney College Field House

900 Fallon Street

Oakland, cA 94607


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