On Friday, Nov. 6, NJEA Higher Education will conduct two virtual workshops for its higher education members.

Each workshop is FREE to NJEA members

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Is it Safe?

Nilka Julio, National Education Association (NEA), Center for Organizing

How to co-create safeR spaces for Black, Brown, and White people. In this session, the goal is to share and learn together, with the guidance of the community norms, as we acknowledge the past and strive for a better future. Physical and virtual spaces can be a place where people can come, as they are, to discover, assert, and empower their voices and to encounter and listen deeply to the voices of others. Spaces are safeR when we take responsibility for what we say, feel, and think to the extent that we can and if we cannot – we can admit that. SafeR spaces require ongoing work and, in an instant, a seemingly safe space can turn unsafe. How we handle those moments is what really determines the safety of the space. Are you ready to listen as if you might be wrong? I am!

12:30-1:30 p.m. – COVID-19: Creating & Maintaining A Safe College Campus

Marcia Kleinz & Maury Koffman, UniServ Field Reps, NJEA Region 29-Higher Education

This session will present best practices in addition to federal and state standards. Participants will engage in a discussion on community college successes and ongoing challenges implemented in response to COVID-19.

Enrollment in the higher education workshops at Convention is required and must be done in advance. Seating is limited. Registration information will be available soon. For more information, please contact NJEA’s Region 29-Higher Education office at 609-689-9580 or Jean DiQuinzio at jdiquinzio@njea.org.