SIEC 2022 Southern Regional Retreat

July 22 – 24, 2022

Black women impacting Pre-K to college education across the South: We invite you to join us in Charleston, SC (or virtually) for rest, relaxation, regeneration, recentering, and renewal at the feet of Sisters Elders in Education, in community with fellow Sisters in Education, and in the legacy of Sister Ancestors in Education. Limited full and partial scholarships available as well as payment plans and deferred payment options. Contact: sistersineducationcircle@gmail.com.

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Our time together will include a combination of downtime, fun, cultural, and intellectually enriching activities throughout this historic city interspersed with healing and strengthening retreat sessions exploring the theme “Reclaiming Sisterhood Among Black Women Educators: What does it mean to feed and be fed by each other?” Sister Elders in Education include Dr. Lisa Delpit, Dr. Geneva Gay, J. Toni Oliver, MSW, Dr. Itihari Y. Toure. Special Guests include Shesheena Bray, M.S.Ed., Chef Benjamin “BJ” Dennis, Dr. Clara Whaley Perkins, Mrs. Henrietta Snype. Registration fees: $750 in person* (limited to 15 sisters), $600 online (limited to 35 sisters). *Recommended lodging: Hyatt Place North Charleston, $112/night avg.

Friday, July 22

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Welcome and Registration @ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Lounge @ Blue Note Bistro

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Option A – Trauma-Focused Healing Circle for Black Women Educators (Session 1)

Option B – Sister Book Circle “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching” by Jarvis Givens (Session 1)

Saturday, July 23

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Beachside Ritual

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakfast, Lunch, Shopping (on own)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Gullah Geechee Tour with Godrey

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Option A – Trauma-Focused Healing Circle for Black Women Educators (Session 2)

Option B – Sister Book Circle “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching” by Jarvis Givens (Session 2)

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Circle

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Movie and Discussion

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Closing

Sunday, July 24

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Option A – Trauma-Focused Healing Circle for Black Women Educators (Session 3)

Option B – Sister Book Circle “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching” by Jarvis Givens (Session 3)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Final Circle

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Ritual

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