A Seat at the Table: A Community Conversation & Strategy Session
Event on 2018-10-27 09:00:00
Join us for an exciting one-day workshop that brings together community advocates, alongside South Dallas residents, to discuss issues on community expansion, racial justice, and education. Featuring a community fish fry and Keynote Speaker, rapper and activist, David Banner. Free for South Dallas Residents! Are you a non-profit professional serving people who live in South Dallas? Join us Saturday, October 27 as we 'flip the script' and spend the day listening to South Dallas residents, their needs, their wants, and how we can serve the community better. We know that the Dallas non-profit organizations are a tight-knit group of professionals dedicated to making sure that everyone who lives in Dallas, lives well. This is an opportunity for your organization to walk the walk and send up to two representatives from your staff or board to talk with South Dallas residents about the shifting housing landscape, policing and its impact, parents impacting education, and an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations to find out the direct impact of your work on individual community members, as well as the larger perception of your organization as a whole. Schedule for the Day: 9:00 Doors open – Registration 10:00 Program begins 10:30 David Banner, Keynote Address 11:00 Q&A w/ David Banner 12:00 Breakout Sessions w/ Fish Fry Lunch 12:10-1:15 Session 1 1:30-2:30 Session 2 2:30-3:00 Closing Session- Where Do We Grow From Here SESSIONS OFFERED: Urban Design, Designed with You In Mind: Session led by Dr. Terry Flowers, Perot Family Headmaster for St. Philip’s School and Community Center, and Julie Saqueton, Director of St. Philip’s Foundation, detailing the growth of South Dallas and St. Philip’s immediate neighborhood. The session will include ways for residents to get involved with the design, economic growth, and expansion of their neighborhood, as well as how residents can become ambassadors for the community. The Story We Share: An intimate setting with advocates and community members that details how community work is shaped through both the real time needs/experiences of residents and the inspiration of advocates. This session is designed for advocates to hear the first-hand account of residents' experiences and for those residents to understand the motivation and strategy of those who advocate on their behalf. Facilitators: Clyde Valentin (SMU) and Robbie Esteban (Young Leaders/Strong City) Policing and Our Communities: How to protect and serve our needs: This session is designed for residents to have an opportunity to voice their experiences and needs in a relaxed community setting with members of DPD. Our Community Health is Our Wealth: In this session, we will take a look at the greatest debilitating health factors plaguing the South Dallas community and what resources are available to residents. Facilitator: LaSheryl Walker, Community Center Coordinator, St. Philip’s School and Community Center Generation Next: What does education need to look like in order to truly prepare today's youth for their futures? How can we create more humane, wholistic learning environments? Generation Next asks the tough questions necessary to develop strategies that are student success centered.
at St. Philip’s School and Community Center
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Dallas, United States