Come Back to School with Regeneración!

How do you explain structural racism to kids?

What do we do to keep kids safe while respecting their inner value and autonomy?

Regeneración Childcare invites you to learn about on engaging with kids through non-violent communication, and talking to kids about race and racism. We are proud to partner with Jaime-Jin Lewis, Racial Justice Trainer and Educator, and Pippi Kessler of Rowe Young People’s Camp to offer this valuable skills-building opportunity!

Back to School: Training for Transformation
When: Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Where: ALP Office - 147 W 24th St, 3rd Floor, NY NY 10011

Here is a little bit more detail about the topics that will be covered in this training:

Active Listening with Kids
As we commit to making systemic and community level change, it can still be challenging to incorporate our principles into our everyday lives. Listening is one of the most powerful strategies available to adults to communicate to young people that they are both visible and valuable to us. In this workshop, you’ll learn to put listening techniques to work, both to improve your effectiveness with young people and to bring about behavioral change. In addition to teaching active listening strategies that communicate respect, we will also talk specifically about how systemic power can be coded into casual speech and interaction.

Engaging with Kids About Race & Racism
As adults, we are challenged to explain structural concepts to children in ways that feel relevant and comprehensible. This workshop provides tools and language to talk about race and equity with children, using interactive theater and adult learning techniques to collectively explore the role of race in our lives, share personal experiences of critical moments with children, and develop strategies for confidently and effectively interrupting patterns of racial inequity in our community.

Attendance at this workshop is open to caregivers, parents, and anyone who wants to gain these important skills for working with children. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as a part of this day-long training. 

There is a $15-35 sliding scale fee to attend - no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The per person cost of the workshop is $25; we encourage you to give at the level that feels best for you to enable your own and others’ participation.

Please note that space is limited, and registration is required!
The registration deadline is Sunday, October 26. 

Complete the registration form here. We look forward to having you join us!

A GIGANTIC Thanks!!!

Thank you, from all of us at Regeneración, to everyone who helped make our Community Dinner and Fundraiser a wonderful success! Having so many friends, family, and other loved ones in a single space is a beautiful and rare occasion in NYC. We’re so happy to be in community with you all and your support is truly appreciated.

Through our collective efforts, we were able to raise over $800 on Saturday night! These resources will go towards supporting the wonderful work Regeneracion does at home here in the city throughout the year. In addition, these funds will help send 5 spectacular collective members to the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, where they will help provide dynamic children's programming the entire weekend. We honestly couldn’t get there without you. 

And that delicious food had to come from somewhere, so we also want to give a special thanks to the many generous folks that gave delicious food and drink donations to make our fundraiser possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Atlantic Cellars, Brooklyn Grange, Central Valley Farm, Coffeed, Hot Bread Kitchen, John D Madura Farms, Migliorelli Farm, Norwich Meadow Farm, Olivino WinesQueens County Farm Museum, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, Sahadi's and Wilklow Farms. Thank you also to the Brooklyn Commons for use of their space.

And-a thanking, you and-a thanking you, and-a thanking you…to the people we had right by our side, helping us in the hours before, during, and after the fundraiser. They are:

Alejandro Varela                    Alex Carpenter                   Clara Woloff
Dan Vea                                  Darryl Wilkinson                Jane Carpenter                   
Jason Fishchman                     Jayanth Eranki                    Joe Samalin                       
Kim Anderson                        Laura Waldman                  Matias Pelenur                 
Nayantara Sen                        Nithya Krishnan                 RJ Maccani                        

As a tenant of our work, we believe that creating space around love, family, and support is what will guide us to do amazing and resilient things. Our fundraiser helped us enact that belief a little more, and so we thank you all for being there with us.

With love and gratitude,
Regeneración NYC

ps. Our Indiegogo Campaign is in its last few days before expiring! If able, please consider donating to help support our organizational development and long-term strategic planning, and please spread the word!

Help Regeneración Indiego-GROW Our Work!

Regeneración NYC - our amazing collective of volunteer childcare providers - is launching an online fundraising campaign to support our work of building movements with kids and families! 

Our work runs on home-cooked meals and love, but we need your help with making our visions a reality! 
Between buying face paint and games, creating children’s programming, hiring skilled trainers to help us build our vision and create long term organizational plans, we have some real costs. As a collective volunteer network (and 
not a non-profit), we are asking our communities for 
help with raising funds! 

You can learn more about us and the goals we have in the coming year by visiting our page on Indiegogo. 

We hope you'll make a modest (or generous) contribution for our journey, and in return, get some really cool perks available nowhere else. Please spread the word to your friends, family, and networks! 

PS - if you're in NYC: please join our community dinner and fundraiser on June 1st at the Brooklyn Commons. Hope to see you there - and thanks for all your support! 

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