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Our Beloved Community: Supporting Children's Compassion, Kinship and Activism

CATEGORY: Engaging Exchange
ITEM #: 8723010
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“I’m not only a teacher, I’m a learner, and often the children are showing us the possibilities of the beloved community,” notes Rukia Rogers, founder of The Highlander School in Atlanta, Georgia. Drawing on influences from Reggio Emilia to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and bell hooks, Rukia has created a program that honors children’s relationships - their kinship - with the earth, land, and community. Join Rukia and Exchange Press to discuss the meaning of Beloved Community, and explore how we can foster it in our own lives (and work.)

When: Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern

Includes: Two Exchange magazine articles by Rukia, "A Story of Reimagining: Creating A Beloved Community" and "Growing Our Sense of Place: and Kinship with the Land."

Hosted by Sara Gilliam and Cecilia Scott-Croff, Ed.D.

Sara Gilliam
Editor-in-Chief of
Exchange magazine

Cecilia Scott-Croff, Ed.D
Reimagining Our Work (ROW)
Leadership Team

Registration Process:
  • Once you complete your order, you will receive an invoice confirmation by email.
  • On Monday, January 30th, 2022 you will receive an email with a link to the article and the Zoom link for the webinar.
  • If you register Monday, January 30 or later, you will receive this information in time for the webinar on January 31st.

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At this time, Exchange Press does not offer certificates.

"I would like to comment on the fantastic structure and facilitation of the moderators… [their approach] felt rich, thoughtfully placed, an extender of the conversation, inclusive of the participants, and a wonderful springboard of many conversations to come."

About Rukia:

Rukia Monique Rogers has worked with young children and their families for over 25 years, including work as a preschool and toddler teacher, a studio teacher, and a curriculum coordinator. In 2013, she founded The Highlander School in Atlanta’s greater community, with a rich history to draw on. She is inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, by Bettina Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others who see education as a fundamental right, as well as a catalyst for social change. Rogers is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator committed to cultivating a community full of love.