PREPARE TO BE AMAZED

The schedule.

DAY 1

Friday, Sept 23, 2022

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM, CST

Opening Remarks with Yolanda Williams

6:45 PM - 7:30 PM, CST

Marley Richards: What Parents Need to Know

A fireside chat with a Gen Z teen who's been unschooled and raised by conscious parents about how parents can support their kids as they become more independent and free-thinking.

7:35 PM - 8:45PM, CST

Leslie Priscilla

Reparenting Ourselves as Liberation Work

Learn how to reparent your inner-child as a form of intergenerational and ancestral healing from a decolonized perspective

Count me in!

DAY 2

Saturday September 24, 2022

LIVE INTERVIEWS

2PM - 2:10 PM, CST

Opening Remarks- Yolanda Williams

2:10-2:15 PM, CST

Desiree B. Stephens

Heart-Opening Meditation

2:15 - 3:00 PM, CST

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Raquel Martin

And How are the Children? Understanding Black Youth Suicide and Steps Towards Prevention: Learn how we can become the village Black children need to counter the disproportionate rates of Black youth suicide

3:00 - 3:45 PM, CST

Nat Vikitsreth-Come Back to Care

3 Ways to Practice Social Justice Through Parenting: Learn ways to practice accountability, solidarity, and power-with in your parenting in ways that build your child's brain development and social-emotional development.

3:50 - 4:45 PM, CST - Panel Discussion

Ignacio Rivera, Janelle Scales, & Desiree B. Stephens

How We Get Free: The Mindset Shifts Necessary for Liberated Parenting: Learn the mindset shifts necessary to parent from a place of power, instead of fear to raise liberated kids.

4:45 - 5:30 PM, CST

Desiree B. Stephens- Make Shi(f)t Happen

Dismantling Supremacy Culture Traits in Your Parenting : Unpacking how the 15 supremacy culture traits show up in your parenting and ways we can start to dismantle them as an act of social justice

5:30 - 6:15 PM, CST

Nikolai Pizarro- Raising Readers

Centering Humanity, Connection & Learning by Decentering Schooling: Unpacking how the schoolish mindset impacts kid's humanity and learning outcomes and giving parents the tools to decenter academia in their homes.

6:15- 6:30 PM, CST

Closing Remarks/Meditation

WORKSHOPS

2:15 - 3:00 PM, CST

Dr. Benita Jackson- Rest to Rise

Resting to Rise for Parents of the Global Majority:

Systemic oppression is a source of exhaustion for parents globally. In this experiential workshop, participants will be guided through a yoga nidra meditation using the Daring to Rest Method to connect and reclaim social healing practices.

3:00 - 3:45 PM, CST

DeAntwann Johnson- DJ Inspires

Decolonizing Our Relationship with Teens

A workshop for parents of teens who need guidance on how to form deeper connections with their teen by decolonizing the ways in which we've been socialized to relate to them.

3:50 - 4:45 PM, CST

Melissa "HR MOM" Griffin

 Turning your Family into a Team

(Parenting with ADHD: How Our Family Makes it Work)

If you're a parent with ADD/ADHD and/or have children who have been diagnosed, this workshop will help you learn techniques for setting appropriate expectations and setting everyone up for success.

DAY 3

Sunday September 25, 2022

LIVE INTERVIEWS

2PM

Opening Remarks

2:05-2:15 PM, CST

Opening Meditation

2:15 - 3:00 PM, CST

Keynote Speaker:

Tony Nabors

How to Raise Socially-Conscious Kids

A discussion on how to center equity and harm reduction in your parenting to raise antiracist, socially-conscious kids

3:00 - 3:45 PM, CST

Natasha Nelson

Brain Games: Sensory Play for a More Connected Home

Helping families learn the importance of sensory play in brain development and creative ways to foster your ND child's sensory needs, even on a tight budget!

3:50 - 4:45 PM, CST - Panel Discussion

Liz Dempsey, Crystal Menzies, Jayson Smith & Karema Akilah

Post-Pandemic Education: Teaching to Transgress

A discussion on how to navigate the dismantling of our education system and ways to teach to transgress in order to empower children to think critically about the world around them.

4:45 - 5:30 PM, CST

Sarah Rosensweet

Effective Communication to Create a Peaceful Family Culture

Unpacking how our communication impacts our children's development and ways to create a more peaceful family structure through conscious communication

5:30 - 6:15 PM, CST

Krissy Gabrielle

Lessons Learned through the Fire: Life Lessons, Reflections, and Takeaways from the Pandemic

Exploring the ways the pandemic has changed how we interact with our kids and the world around us and how to reframe some of the hard lessons in order to grow and thrive.

6:15- 6:30 PM, CST

Closing Remarks

WORKSHOPS

2:15 - 3:00 PM, CST

Heather Clarke

Culturally Responsive Navigation of the IEP Process

Learn how the IEP process works, the key components of an IEP and how to best advocate for your child from a culturally responsive lens to ensure they're thriving in their educational setting.

3:00 - 3:45 PM, CST

Akilah Richards

Pre-Recorded Bonus Session

Dismantling Schoolishness in Our Parenting

Learn how to tell if your parenting is centering fear and perfection instead of liberation and why it's important we deschool our minds to see learning everywhere.

3:50 - 4:45 PM, CST

Domari Dickinson

From Control to Collaboration: How to Transition to Conscious Parenting from Punitive Parenting

A workshop to help parents transitioning from traditional parenting to conscious parenting learn the mindset shifts necessary to be a more collaborative, Intentional parent.

4:45-5:30, CST

Conscious Lee-Bonus Pre-Recorded Keynote Interview

Embodying Sankofa: The Journey to Decolonizing Parenting

A bonus recorded session to help parents learn how the past affects the present and how we can decolonize our parenting to usher in a more liberated future.

Let's do this.