Paving the Way 2019:
We invite you to the fifth iteration of our Paving The Way conference, to be held at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 06, 2019. This year’s theme of Healing Equity: From Practice to Power, will expand our lens beyond our historical focus on community and individual healing by and for young men of color, and will focus on healing strategies deployed by members of the LGBTQ/GNC community, undocumented communities, people with disabilities, and women and men of color who survive violence.
Thank you to all of you who joined us at the 4th Annual Paving the Way convening, Channeling Resilience: Community and Individual Healing by and for Young Men of Color. This inspiring gathering was held on April 20th at Medgar Evers College. To learn more about the day, read our recap blog post and see the agenda here.
“Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing”
Thank you to all who joined us for the third annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing” gathering on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This year’s convening focused on innovative –dare we say revolutionary healing practices for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.
We aim for this exploration of promising practices to lift up the experiences not only of some of the larger nonprofits working in this area, but equally, the voices of grassroots organizations, experienced practitioners, and crucially, the young men themselves. While we undoubtedly acknowledge the enormous and grave extent of the violence young men face, this year we focused our attention on promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence so that we can continue to take part in revolutionary healing.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday, April 25, 2016 for our second annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Conversations with Young Men of Color Who Survive Violence” convening focusing on what works for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.
We brought people together who do, can do, want to do, and should do this work into a robust dialogue and learning space. While we acknowledge the enormous and grave extent of this violence, we wanted to focus our attention on promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence so that those in attendance left with concrete tools and deeper hope.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 conference! The full-day event focused on exploring promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence, enabling attendees to leave with concrete tools and deeper hope. The conference was hosted by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Common Justice, and Achievement First Brooklyn High School. We look forward to hosting another conference next year!
- The agenda for the day is posted here.
- Presenter bios can be viewed here.
- Twitter feed for #whatworks can be viewed here.
- Conference photos can be viewed here.
- Mediation Center recap blog
- Newark United Against Violence recap blog
- Vera Institute recap blog
- Paving the Way extension dialogue with BK Live (video)