Community Education

You can find a complete listing of Community Education offerings for current school year here.

For more information, contact Margie Schwartz.

Upcoming Community Education Events

Rosetta Lee, diversity speaker, trainer and educator
Wednesday, April 25
7:00-8:30pm (MP1)

This event will be recorded

How do we learn about our various group identities like female, African-American, Buddhist, homosexual, middle class, etc.? From whom do we learn the meaning of these terms?

What messages have we internalized about ourselves and others? What are the differences that result in one person having a healthy self identity and another person experiencing own-group shame and hatred?

Learn how we can instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others' identities. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all.

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom.

Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 90 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

Free PM childcare is available; email afterschool@mcds.org to reserve a space for your child.

Laura Kastner, author, speaker and psychologist

Wednesday, April 25 at 9:00am
Katherine Delmar Burke School (SF)
Sponsored by SPEAKSF.org

The last five decades have produced solid research about what kinds of parenting predict high achievement, social and emotional competence and a strong character. Pulling it off is quite another matter.

Amidst good intentions, parents end up fighting with their kids about school achievement, disrespect, noncompliance, lazy work habits and all manner of household hassles. With touch screens as a constant source of entertainment and distraction, families have a tougher time than ever figuring out how to raise healthy children.

This presentation will focus on how parents can be effective and skillful in handling typical parenting challenges, with the understanding that we all share the all important goal of maintaining a loving, reliable and affectionate bond with our children even when it feels like kids are pushing limits almost all the time.

Laura Kastner, Ph.D. is a clinical professor at the University of Washington. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker and has appeared on The Today Show and many TV news programs, as well as written for parenting magazines and has authored five parenting books. Learn more about Dr. Kastner at www.laurakastnerphd.com.

To RSVP for this event, please visit https://laurakastner.eventbrite.com.