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EmbraceRace Webinar: Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Published on 2019-03-21 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

a conversation with mentoring experts
Dudney Sylla and Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan

REGISTER TO JOIN this free, hour-long, online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening on Tuesday, March 26th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET. 

Why We Gather. Caregivers, educators, coaches, extended family members and other adults in young people’s lives have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with young people every day – conversations that can help young people process their emotions, understand their experiences and the world around them, receive validation and perspective, build a sense of identity, and connect with a sense of purpose. But how many of us really see ourselves as “mentors” to the young people in our lives? And how can mentoring relationships of all kinds directly address the impacts of race, class, gender, sexuality and other factors on young people’s identities and experiences? Join Andrew and Melissa, the cofounders of EmbraceRace, for a conversation with Dudney Sylla of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring, for an interactive discussion about the power of having a mentoring mindset in your interactions with the young people in your lives, and how young people and adults can cultivate a critical consciousness and take action against inequality in the context of these powerful relationships.

Don’t forget to register. Please take the extra step to TweetFaceBook, or Instagram about the event to your networks! Thank you!

Dudney Sylla is a Program Manager at MENTOR, The National Mentoring Partnership. He oversees and supports special projects including MENTOR’s work on informal mentoring, education, and their guide on the intersections of mentoring and masculinity. Previously Dudney worked as a Design Consultant for the Office of Human Capital – Diversity Programs at Boston Public Schools and as a Program Manager at Jobs for the Future. Dudney holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Education from the University of Washington.
Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of Critical Mentoring, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Mentoring Action Network. She is also a scholar and practitioner with over eleven years of teaching and youth programming experience. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University at the age of 30 and has dedicated her life and career to teaching and mentoring young people in her community. She does extensive work with community-based organizations in support of their youth advocacy efforts, specializing in training mentors to work with diverse youth populations; i.e. Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, First Generation College Students and Low-Income Youth. Torie currently serves on the LGBTQ National Advisory Council and as a researcher for the California Mentoring Partnership Research Committee. 

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