So, What Now?!

The purpose of this workshop is to guide students and attendees through one process of many. Social justice work as outlined by Teaching Tolerance and other social justice networks involves multiple steps to reduce the negative impact of systemic oppression on individuals and communities. With the teachings of the Blackfoot Nationʼs perspective, attendees will learn and discuss self-actualization, community actualization and cultural perpetuity to uplift and affirm those who are marginalized.

ALICIA OGLESBY

After graduating from Howard University and since becoming a high school counselor, Alicia Oglesby has pursued continued education at Chestnut Hill College, the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech. In her role as a high school counselor in the DC, Maryland and Virginia metro area, Aliciaʼs counseling philosophy is created with the intention of cultivating cultural fluency, self-awareness and social justice action. She finds new and innovative ways to help create the kind of school culture where all studentsʼ identities are affirmed and learning can take place in the most supportive atmosphere possible. Additionally, traveling throughout the country to promote social justice makes her a very busy educator. Along with the Vice Principal of Academics, Alicia initiates courageous conversations about race, identity, and class at Bishop McNamara High School. As co-author of ʻInterrupting Racism: Equity and Social Justice in School Counselingʼ and one of two school counselors on the advisory board for Teaching Tolerance, Alicia plans to spend the rest of her career and life making schools what they ought to be for all children.

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FAQ
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The Regional Student Diversity Summit (RSDS) is an all day in-person diversity conference for Southern California high school students. This conference focuses on respectful dialogue, the relationship between current and systemic issues, and the potential youth have to catalyze change. Participating students engage with keynote speakers, lecturers, and workshop leaders from around the country on topics of social justice and inclusion at all levels, and build connections between themselves in affinity spaces. RSDS is a grassroots initiative, organized by students of San Diego, California's leading educational institutions. 

HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

On the menu bar, there is a sign up button at the middle of the screen. It will take you to the sign up form. Make sure to complete the Permission Slips!!

DO I NEED TO HAVE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF DEI ISSUES AND PRACTICES?

Being a part of the DEI community does not call for any previous experience. You do not need to have gone to previous conferences to attend this one. All we need is an open mind, a commitment to change, and a readiness for respectful dialogue.

RSDS ATTIRE?

School-appropriate casual wear!

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE?

We designed this conference with the purposes of educating – not only through stellar workshop leaders, but through conversations with each other. We truly hope you will leave this conference and have a wider world view, an aptness for understanding, and an aspiration to make change in yourself, your communities, and the greater world.

WHAT IS RSDS?

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