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    • 2020 CCG

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

Tuesday,  January 21, 2020

8:20-8:30 a.m.        Students in Advisory

8:30-9:00 a.m.        Opening Session

9:10-9:55 a.m.        Workshop Session 1

10:05-11:05 a.m.    Keynote Speaker

11:15-12:00 p.m.    Workshop Session 2

12:00-1:00 p.m.      Lunch (Dining Hall)

1:05-1:50 p.m.        Workshop Session 3

2:00-2:30 p.m.        Collective Reflection in Advisory

2:30-3:00 p.m.        Closing Session

Keynote Address

"Sustainabilty, for the rest of us."

Chris Newman, SSSAS Class of 2000

Chris Newman '00 is the founder of Sylvanaqua Farms, located in Montross, Va. Chris envisions a more democratic food system for the region and his farm is guided by principles of permaculture and restorative farming practices. 

Colloquium Organizers

KiKi Davis     
Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Director of Environmental Stewardship

Director of Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship

Colloquium Workshops

Where Ya'll At?
Presenter: Vaughn Ambrose, SSSAS Upper School Jazz Ensemble Director  
Taking Steps to Understand Privilege: A Privilege Walk Activity
Presenters: Karen Kunz, SSSAS Middle School Counselor and Ron Ginyard, Director of Middle School Admissions and Financial Aid
Magic: A Window into Implicit Bias
Presenter: Bob Weiman, SSSAS Associate Head of School
StrongerMEMORY: Understanding and Combating Cognitive Dementia
Presenters: Rob Liebreich, Jackie Barbarito, and Jessica Peters, Goodwin House
Direct Action Environmentalism: To Monkeywrench or Not to Monkeywrench
Presenter: Dr. Andy Sidle '78, SSSAS Upper School English Teacher
Come, Unity! "Community" As a Verb - We have to SHOW UP!
Presenter: Ali Fraenkel, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Building Inclusive Communities: Supporting Persons with Disabilities in Our Schools, Workplaces, and Society
Presenter: Evan Draim '13, Legal and Policy Specialist for ServiceSource
Sustainable Energy for All 
Presenter: Shannon Liburd, U.S. Department of State
Winter Snow and Water Quality at Four Mile Run
Presenter: Kurt Moser, Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation
Artist as Social Entrepreneur
Presenter: Amy K. Bormet, Washington Women in Jazz/Strange Woman Records
Speak Up: Disability Rights & Advocacy
Presenters: Eva-Elizabeth Chisolm and Bruce Weaver, Human Services Leaders, L'Arche
What do you know about Native Americans? Uncovering Stereotypes
Presenter: Erin Lee, SSSAS Fourth Grade Teacher and Renee Gokey, National Museum of the American Indian
The Ethics of Listening to Others
Presenter: Monte Bourjaily '85, Faculty Member, Thomas Jefferson High School
No Place Like Home: Experiencing the Refugee Journey
Presenters: Candance Crawford, SSSAS Middle School English Teacher, and Katherine Bryant, SSSAS Middle School History and Math Teacher
Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Teens: Exploring Solutions to this Epidemic
Presenter: Dr. Lauren Morea, Pediatrician and Member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Manifesting Hope: Mental Health in the DMV
Presenter: Lauren Jordan
Training Service Dogs to Assist Injured Veterans of War
Presenter: Jennifer Wilder, Canine Warrior Connection
The Reemergence of the Athlete Activist
Presenter: Bernard Joseph, SSSAS Lower School Physical Education and Head Football Coach
Understanding Privilege as Power
Presenter: Jason Biehl, Change the Narrative
Hell and High Water: Climate Justice on Our Doorsteps
Presenter: Jan-Michael Archer, PhD Student at University of Maryland School of Public Health
Turning Down the Heat: Tips for Navigating Contentious Conversations
Presenter: Kristen Farrington, SSSAS Upper School Assistant Chaplain
Living with the Gangs: Everyday Life in El Salvador
Presenters: Elizabeth Peckham, SSSAS Upper School History Teacher and Christine Gasper, SSSAS Upper School Modern Languages Teacher
Saints Create "Good" Art: Creativity that is created because a student wants to give art to others.
Presenter: Joey Wade, SSSAS Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
The Changemaker Journey
Presenter: Mentor Dida, Ashoka, Sustainability Leadership Kosova, #ForTheGood
The Healing Power of the Warrior Canine Connection
Presenter: Rick Yount, Warrior Canine Connection
Water for all? A Look at Water and Sanitation Issues in the US and Internationally
Presenter: Jessica Glenn, Environmental Protection Agency
CBF Student Leadership – Advancing Advocacy, Action, and Awareness
Presenter: Megan Fink and Rick Mittler, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cartooning with a Purpose
Presenter: Jim Toomey '79, Syndicated Cartoonist
Homelessness and Housing Justice in Alexandria
Presenter: Blair Copeland, Carpenter's Shelter
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