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Friday, December 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Democracy in Action: Dilemmas of Student Government by the Students, for the Students

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In this student-facilitated workshop, students, and the adults who support them, are invited to bring their own dilemmas of student government for discussion and advice. Working in critical friends-style groups, we will explore dilemmas brought by schools whose student governments are facing a challenge or whose schools do not yet have functioning student government structures. Our hope is that students will have the chance to connect with other students in an opportunity to further the reach of their voice within their schools. Participants are encouraged to come as a team of student government participants and the adults who support them. Participants are encouraged to think about a dilemma or school issue they are facing in advance of the workshop.

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Laura Smith

Arts and Humanities Teacher, Francis W. Parker Charter School
I am a teacher and teacher-leader at the F.W. Parker Charter Essential School. I work mainly with students in 9th and 10th grades in their Arts and Humanities class, but also teach "7th Seminar,"a study skills and introduction to Parker class for 7th graders. | | I work with our school's legislative branch of the student government, the Community Congress ("CC"). It is this role that brings me and my students to Fall Forum this year - we... Read More →


Chris Tamilio-Awed

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School

Collin Pember

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School
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Emily Wanzer

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School
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Evan Osofsky

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School
Hi! I am a senior at Parker and one of the leaders of the Justice Committee, a student-run body that seeks to resolve conflicts within our school community through mediated discussions with an emphasis on restorative justice. I attended Fall Forum last year and am excited to return this year as a presenter and I hope that I can learn something new from everyone.
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Laura Warner

Wellness Teacher, F.W. Parker Charter Essential School
I have been teaching and advising at Parker since 2003. I mainly teach Wellness classes (a combined health and physical activity class) for students in grades 7-10. I'd love to talk to you about positive risk-taking, health topics, restorative justice and issues of equity and race in our schools. I've lived in San Francisco, driven across the country twice and have a teenager, a preschooler and a baby due in late January!

Sophie Kramer

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School

Sophie Wanzer

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School
A leader of the Justice Committee (student government) at F.W. Parker Charter School!
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Taylor Ehwa

Student, Francis W. Parker Essential School
Hi! My name is Taylor and I am a Senior at Parker. I am one of the three moderators in the Community Congress at my school. The Community Congress is part of the student government that looks over and passes new policies or revisions of policies. We strive to improve our school using this student run, democratic voting system. This is my first year attending Fall Forum and I am excited to hear questions, concerns, and comments about student... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Washington Room

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