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As an Episcopal Church school, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes believes that we need to examine the way that “goodness”—key to the School’s mission—is manifested outside our campus. The Colloquium for the Common Good will be a day of learning and deep thinking around some of the most challenging and important social issues of our day. Students will have the opportunity to participate in several of 35 dynamic workshops led by community leaders and changemakers, as well as SSSAS faculty and alumni.

Colloquium Schedule

Monday, January 24, 2022

8:20 - 8:30 Advisory

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Session 

9:00 - 9:45 Workshop 1 (Plenary 1)

10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Address (Q&A)

11:00-12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 Workshop 2 (Plenary 2)

1:00 - 1:45 Workshop 3 (Plenary 3)

2:00 - 2:40 Advisory Reflection

2:45 - 3:00 Closing (Advisory or CPAC)

Keynote Address

Judith Heumann, internationally recognized disabilities activist and author

Colloquium Organizers

KiKi Davis     
Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Associate Director of Institutional Equity & Diversity

David Yee
Director of Service Learning and External Engagement

Colloquium Workshops

Community Engagement through Performing Arts
Presenters: Robyn and Vaughn Ambrose,
Founders, Yellow Door Concert Series
No Place Like Home: Experiencing the Refugee Journey
Presenters: Katherine Bryant, SSSAS Middle School History Teacher, and Candace Crawford, SSSAS Middle School English Teacher
Local Agriculture and Food Justice
Presenter: Tim Enright, ALIVE! 
A Border Between Us: Refugees and the Current Border Crisis
Presenters: Sebastian Gluzman, Upper School Spanish Teacher, and Gabriela Muñoz Cano, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Guide Dogs: Helping People with Vision Loss Experience All of Life’s Adventures
Presenter: Nancy Klein, Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB)
Climate Change and the Impact on Native American Communities
Presenter: Erin Lee, SSSAS Fourth Grade Teacher
The Fourth Estate: Journalism and American Democracy
Presenters: Bud Garikes, SSSAS Upper School History Teacher, and Jill McElroy, Upper School English Teacher
All Of It Matters: Bringing Identity to Writing and Journalism
Presenter: Nathan Pugh '17
Homelessness and Housing Justice in Alexandria
Presenter: Lawrence Smith, Carpenter's Shelter
Magic: A Window into Unconscious Bias
Presenter: Bob Weiman, SSSAS Associate Head of School
StrongerMEMORY: Understanding and Combating Cognitive Dementia
Presenter: Jackie Barbarito, Goodwin House
The Case for Good
Presenter: Anissa Chams-Eddine '14
Picture Books as Powerful Portals: Exploring Diversity & Building Empathy to Inspire Action
Presenter: Julie Esanu, SSSAS Lower School Librarian
The Reemergence of the Athlete Activist
Presenter: Bernard Joseph, SSSAS Lower School P.E. Teacher and DEIB Program Assistant
What Do I Know? Demystifying & Destigmatizing Mental Health
Presenters: Susan DeLaurentis, SSSAS Director of Counseling; Karen Kunz, SSSAS Middle School Counselor; and Susannah Harrison, Upper School Counselor
Too Little, Too Late? An Investigation of Endangered Species Recovery Programs
Presenters: Mike Mallett, SSSAS Upper School Director, and Julie Krane, SSSAS Upper School Science Teacher
Your Voice, Your Story: Advocating to Help Save the Bay
Presenters: Megan Fink and Rick Mittler, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
"Glocal" Activism: How peer-led learning globally can inform and empower our activism locally
Presenters: Valentina Raman and Zineb Mouhyi, Youth by Youth (YxY)
Cartooning with a Purpose
Presenter: Jim Toomey '79
TeenAgents for Change
Presenter: Michelle Bruch,
SSSAS Kindergarten Teacher
Monumental Change: Toward a More Inclusive Historical Landscape
Presenter: Amy Cohen, Hidden City Philadelphia
Curbs, Corners, and Canes! Oh My!
Presenter: Carly Flanigan, SSSAS Lower School Learning Specialist
Preserve Ancient Trees--Help the Climate Crisis!
Presenter: Brian Kane, Old-Growth Forest Network
The Girl's Guide to Leadership and Empowerment
Presenter: Tara Laughlin '15
Do You Hear What I See: Activism, Influence and the Deaf Culture Movement
Presenter: Melina McCrary, SSSAS Middle School Learning Specialist
A Salty Situation: Why Winter Waterways Need Your Protection
Presenter: Kurt Moser, Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation
Direct-Action Environmentalism: To Monkeywrench or Not To Monkeywrench?
Presenter: Andy Sidle, SSSAS Upper School English Teacher
Building it Piece by Peace
Presenters: Joey Wade, SSSAS Upper School Art Teacher, and Justin Pyles, SSSAS Lower School Art Teacher
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