Agenda

We are grateful to our Spanish language support partners who are working with us to ensure a meaningful summit program and experience! Thank you to Vital Village Networks staff Camila Beiner and Hassan Lubega for providing website translations, and to the Community Language Cooperative for providing simultaneous interpretation services.

 Nos agradecen mucho nuestros compañeros de apoyo en el idioma español quienes trabajan con nosotros para asegurar un programa y una experiencia significativos. Gracias a los miembros del personal de Vital Village Networks, Camila Beiner y Hassan Lubega, por proveer traducciones para el sitio web y al Community Language Cooperative para proveer los servicios de la interpretación simultánea.

What does a society that values community leadership look like? 

 What resources does it need to transform its immediate and long-term futures?

Monday, October 26

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available for plenaries and selected breakout sessions (**).

La interpretación simultánea en español estará disponible para las conversaciones de apertura  y algunas otras sesiones.

11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

Pre-Conference

12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Opening Plenary

Welcome: Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett, Founding Director, Vital Village Networks

Spark Speaker: Danielle Hill, Founder of Heron-Hill LLC, Co-Owner of Wampanoag Trading Post and Gallery, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

  • Uplifting Indigenous Communities, Protecting Tribal Sovereignty

Opening Keynote: Loretta Ross, Advocate and Author, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction

  • Calling In as a Leadership Skill

1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement 

  • Poster Session: Office Hour 1 - View Poster Program >>

    • ​Data-Driven Trust-Based Philanthropy for COVID-19 Response

    • A Beautiful Mess: Pivoting Family Play Week to a Virtual Platform

    • Wellness in the Workplace – Going Virtual & Trauma-informed: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Leaders Share Their Skills on Managing and Mitigating Secondary Traumatic Stress During COVID

    • Parenting for Liberated Healthy Children

1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions Block A - View Sessions >>

  • Counter Stories from the Frontlines of Early Care and Education 

  • Communities Birthing Justice: Advancing Maternal and Child Equity

  • Using Data for Action: The Healthy Neighborhood Study **

  • Emergent Strategy in These Times (90min)*

  • Group Peer Support for Parents: Inviting Parents to Share Deeply About What's Most on Our Minds (120min)*

2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (I)

2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions Block B - View Sessions >>

  • Wake Up: How to Become an Advocate for Dismantling Racism within the Early Childhood System

  • Authentic Community Engagement for Health, Justice, and Racial Equity **

  • Feeding Our Babies for the Future (60mins)

  • Revolutionary Self-Care (60mins)

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (We)

  • Poster Session: Office Hour 2 - View Poster Program >>

    • Disparities in Food Insecurity Among Maryland Middle School and High School Students

    • The Intersection of Environmental Justice and the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Pilot Program in Southeastern Massachusetts

    • Mississippi CHAMPS Initiative: Integrating Communities to Reduce Breastfeeding Disparities

    • Modeling Health Data of Interest to Community-Based Organizations in New Bedford, MA

    • Picking up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post-COVID-19

4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT

​Concurrent Sessions Block C - View Sessions >>

  • Taking Education into Our Own Hands: Parental Leadership for Equity **

  • Centering the Dignity of Children: New Approaches to Child Welfare

  • It's Our Planet Too: Recentering the Fight for Environmental Justice (55 min)

  • Lessons from Social Justice Mediation: Navigating Power Dynamics*

  • Little Uprisings: Move for the Movement (30mins)

4:45pm - 5:00pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (US)

5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

Closing Keynote: Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children's Partnership

  • Reimagining Child Wellbeing Together: The Role of Race, Love and the Power of Partnership

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Tuesday, October 27

11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

Pre-Conference

12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT

Opening Plenary

Opening Keynote: Jennie Joseph, Advocate, Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc., National Perinatal Task Force

  • Building a Movement to Birth a More Just and Loving World

Acknowledging the Four Direction in Our Lives 

  • ​Colleen Roan, McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition, Navajo Nation

  • Emerson Toledo, Community Health Coordinator, New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute

1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

Virtual Networking/Engagement​​

  • Poster Session: Office Hour 3 - View Poster Program>>

    • Role Models! Exploring Organizational Positions in the Literacy Ecosystem

    • Literacy and Justice for All: Supporting Teachers and Families through COVID-19 and Beyond

    • Measuring Collaboration and Systems Alignment in the Treatment of Pregnant Mothers with an Opioid Use Disorder,

    • Responding to Immigrant Students Needs Through a Village Model

    • Exploring Heat Vulnerability and Cooling Resources in the City of Boston

1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT

​Concurrent Sessions Block A - View Sessions >>

  • Data for Equity During the Twin Pandemics and Beyond

  • Community Journey's to Self-Healing (60 min) **

  • Strengths-based Approaches to Equitable Civic Engagement

  • From Pandemic to Protests to Power

  • Stakes is High: Meeting the Urgency of this Moment (90min) *1:15pm START TIME

2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (I)

2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT

​Concurrent Sessions Block B​ - View Sessions >>

  • The Roadmap for Community Transformation (60 min) *2:30PM START TIME

  • Pivoting in the Pandemic: A Tool to Support Good Decision Making*

  • Beloved Community in Practice (60 min) *

  • Self-care: Self-love is not selfish* **

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (We)

4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT

​Concurrent Sessions Block C - View Sessions >>

  • Moving Beyond Organizational Goals: Promoting Internal, Sustainable Racial Equity and Policies in Early Education

  • Narrative Justice for Maternal Equity - Mamatoto Village

  • Language Justice: Advocating in the Language of Your Heart**

  • A New Kind of Leadership: Youth Civic Engagement and Advocacy

  • Little Uprisings: Move for the Movement (pre-record)

4:45pm - 5:15pm EDT

BREAK: Virtual Networking/Engagement

  • Performing Arts: OrigiNation (Us)

5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

Closing Keynote: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation and incoming President and CEO of Children’s Defense Fund

  • The Confluence: Racial Justice and Child Well-Being

We are grateful to our Spanish language support partners who are working with us to ensure a meaningful summit program and experience! Thank you to Vital Village Networks staff Camila Beiner and Hassan Lubega for providing website translations, and to the Community Language Cooperative for providing simultaneous interpretation services.

 Nos agradecen mucho nuestros compañeros de apoyo en el idioma español quienes trabajan con nosotros para asegurar un programa y una experiencia significativos. Gracias a los miembros del personal de Vital Village Networks, Camila Beiner y Hassan Lubega, por proveer traducciones para el sitio web y al Community Language Cooperative para proveer los servicios de la interpretación simultánea.

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