Everyone of us is wondrously unique. We are unique in who we are, how we identify and are identified by the world around us. There are many ways to identify ourselves...by our actions, our professions, by our passions and the causes we are most moved by, our mental and physical health, by our religion or spiritual practice or the lack of one, by the communities we live in, the nations we were born into, by heritage, history, economic status, political affiliation and the position of our parents and ancestors, by class and caste, by the color of our skin, by our nationality, our race and ethnicity, by our sex, our sexuality and our gender or lack of conforming to one. All of these aspects of ourselves make identity a richly complex and vividly layered phenomenon. Through sincere, vulnerable dialogue and courageously shared poetic expression we will explore the various aspects that make up our identities, how we are viewed/how we view ourselves and how we navigate the richly complex world we share.
These BHS students will be teaching an African originated dance with a mix of hip hop culture. They are passionate about dancing and love dancing together. Come and dance with them!
This student lead workshop, will discuss how different types of racism occur in less than obvious ways. There will be activities to demonstrate racisms invisible reach and time for reflection.
In this workshop you will learn about a power that you were born with: The power to create your experience of life. Misunderstanding how this power works leads to increased tension, stress and struggle. Understanding how this power works leads to greater peace of mind, well being and resiliency.
This presentation touches on the history of global trade and how it has historically come at the expense of marginalizing native nations. The Fair Trade Movement came about as an alternative trading system to ensure that producers in the Global South are given access to the global market, but also provided with basic human rights.
Spend a session talking about gender and sexual identity--what's real, what's a myth, and what it means for all of us! Facilitated by Amanda from Outright Vermont, this will be an interactive, informative workshop open to anyone curious about LGBTQ experiences.
ReSOURCE will be speaking to students about the process of finding and applying for their job, as well as steps they can take to advance their career. Students will learn about resources to determine local job openings and will be provided with templates and examples of resumes/cover letters. We will define the term “professionalism,” subsequently discussing how someone’s attitude, appearance, and how they communicate in an interview and in the workplace can indicate their level of professionalism. We will close by discussing the importance of leaving a positon on good terms and talk about opportunities for advancement and self-advocacy.
This writing workshop will provide teens with a chance to explore and discuss some of life's big questions. Using a mix of writing prompts and conversation, we will dive into topics of your choosing. Through the process of examining an issue and writing about your experiences you are able shape your own narrative, and take control over how your story is told, and the effect that story has on you and your future. Writing is a creative and a reflective process, and can help you connect with yourself and your thoughts in new and interesting ways. Take the time to ask and answer challenging questions, you may even surprise yourself with what you know and what you think!
It's easy to freeze up in a tense or dangerous situation. Rana made this workshop because it has happened to her. As a first degree black belt, Rana wants to share her skills with you because verbal harassment and physical hate crime against visible minorities, religious minorities, women, and LGBTQ people spiked dramatically following the US presidential election. Hate crimes are not only common—they also commonly go unreported. She wants you to feel safe, secure, and equipped. Your body and your voice are super powerful tools! You do have the ability to use them, and you deserve to have these skills in your everyday toolkit.
This program will look at how racism is perpetuated against people of color in America and ask ourselves what those in who hold the racial power in this country should be doing to end these systems. In exploring this, we will also look at internalized racism and how it helps to uphold and support racist systems.
We will learn the basics of long form improv comedy and look at how these techniques can help us be stronger leaders and team members. No improv or acting experience necessary, in fact, no experience is encouraged! It will be an encouraging environment where everyone will be trying something new.
Not all learning happens in the classroom – that’s for sure! Come connect with a group of college students who have lived, worked, volunteered (and studied) in many areas of the world. Learn about the impact these experiences have had on them; what opportunities could be available for you; and maybe share your own experiences as well.
In this session, students will learn to engage with news media from a more critical perspective. We will develop skills for recognizing media bias and stereotypes, and we’ll talk about how our own media consumption habits might keep us in a “bubble.” We will focus in particular on news coverage of immigration, but these strategies can be applied to coverage of other issues as well.
Have you ever tried to tell a story through a painting, a drawing, a dance, or a theater piece? In this workshop, we welcome everyone who is (or wishes to!) be interested in telling stories in a different medium other than just words. We will guide you and give suggestions on ways to express yourself and experience your own stories in a different way than you had before. No experience is needed, so let your curiosity bring you to this workshop and let’s see what we can create together.