Congratulations! Your child has been nominated to attend the inaugural Tidewater Prejudice Awareness Summit, scheduled for October 28, 2020.
Thanks to support from Buckingham Strategic Wealth, there is no cost for your student to attend! PAS, which was founded by Jewish Women International, is conducted by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Coalition partners for the 2020 PAS are Communities In Schools of Hampton Roads; Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast; Jewish Community Relations Council, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater; Old Dominion University Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity; and YWCA South Hampton Roads.
VCIC has conducted this program for middle school students in Virginia for nearly 20 years. It is designed to bring approximately 100 students from across a geographic area to discuss ways to combat prejudice in their schools. You can find a report from last year’s programs held in Richmond and Lynchburg here.
While at the Prejudice Awareness summit, your child will be led through a series of activities designed to take participants through a process of awareness-to-action. Their educator will send a video for students to watch on the morning of the session, and then your child will engage in virtual, live conversations from 10 AM to 2 PM along with their peers about ways to recognize prejudice and respect others. (A scheduled 30- minute lunch break and stretch breaks are built in to this time frame.) Trained facilitators will guide the students through small group learning activities that explore personal experiences with discrimination and develop conflict resolution skills.
Please complete the registration form to ensure your child’s registration by October 14. Once your child is registered, you will receive an email from your school point of contact with the attendance link.
If you have any questions, please contact VCIC’s Hampton Roads Program Manager Paula L. Bazemore by phone at (757) 390-0720 or by email at pbazemore@inclusiveVA.org.
We look forward to the chance to work with your child on October 28!