Join us for a student-driven conversation on the HERE to HERE Language Guide

About this Event

At HERE to HERE, we believe that the words we use to speak about individuals, communities, and institutions matter: words have the capacity to correct biases and transform understanding, but they also have the potential to perpetuate harmful ideas that lead to increased inequity.

To explore this idea further, our staff set out to create The HERE to HERE Language Guide: A Resource for Using Asset-Based Language with Young People in spring 2020. This guide–informed by students; available to those who work with and for students—investigates the language surrounding young people in The Bronx and NYC, and how this language impacts not only their feelings about their environments, but also their sense of self, connection to their community, and connection to work and learning.

In October 2020, we wanted to know how our partners and friends were using the guide as a resource. We hope you were able to join us for a panel conversation about The HERE to HERE Language Guide, its practical uses, and its potential to shape work or learning environments into more conscious, inclusive spaces.

During the event, a panel of student advocates shared the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced when working to advance asset-based language. Panelists, in conversation with the audience, also discussed how language has helped them deepen co-creation with young people, and how their practices have helped them to become active agents for culture shift in their schools, workspaces, and communities. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with panelists in asset-based language exercises.

Event Details:

Date: October 29th, 2020

Time: 5-6pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Note: Event registration is by invitation only

Words Matter: An Asset-Based Conversation

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