Adult/Chaperone Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
8:45 - 9:00am Welcome
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote Address: Rocky Rivera Feminism & Hip-hop

Rocky Rivera will interweave personal narrative with music from her past projects with Beatrock Music and DJ Roza. Originally from San Francisco and currently living and working as a youth development coordinator in Oakland, Rocky believes that it is more important to listen to young girls who rarely have an opportunity to share their stories with an audience. A seasoned music journalist who has written for The Source and Rolling Stone, Rocky shares anecdotes from within the industry that highlight the need for fearless girls to change the game and love themselves and one another along the way.

10:15am - 11:30am Workshop: Melba Ayco Understanding the “TRUE” meaning of Mentorship and Village:
  • Understanding and Embracing Diversity
  • Supporting Youth today for a Legacy Tomorrow
  • Sowing the SEEDS of Self-Definition and Respect
  • Applying the Life Skills of Choices, Options and Consequences
11:40am - 12:45pm Student Panel

Highline College students will engage in a conversation around the services and programs that have been an assistance to them as young women of color on a college campus. The transition can be tough for many of our young women of color so we asked the students to share their experience as a college student and personal enrichments and nuggets they have received as young women of color since leaving high school. In addition; talk to what they wished they would have gained in high school before entering college. This session will be applicable to engaging with our young women of color.

12:45pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 1:30pm Self-Care: Debrena Jackson-Gandy
1:30 - 2:20pm Call to Action Discussion

The Purpose of the "Call to Action" discussion is to create space for you to engage with others around the programs and services each high school or community service may or may not have in place that serve our young women of color. Programs or services that serve a specific population come with a stigma and they are often difficult to create in dominate white institutions. This will be a time to address the concerns, population uniqueness, and questions others may have encountered and highlight engagement strategies that have been successful in working with our young women of color. Your active participation is required.

2:30 - 3:30pm Share out/Debrief and Closing