New Educational Opportunities with William Penn House

This summer William Penn House will introduce two new opportunities for participating in our community. As an extension of our educational programming, we will be offering two seminars related to social justice and inequality. Keep reading to find out more about each seminar and how to register.

Women and Economic Justice 

This day-long educational seminar examines the way poverty and economic injustice affects women through restricted access to healthy food, medical care and safe housing. The seminar will be based at William Penn House and include several site visits to local partner organizations working in the DC community.

Tentative Schedule:

9:30 AM: Introduction at William Penn House

10:00 AM: Site visit with local women-led food justice organization

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Training on the role of a faith community in domestic violence prevention

2:30 PM: Site visit and discussion on access to healthcare for marginalized women

4:30 PM: Concluding reflections

This seminar was designed by Molly Bahr, one of our gap year interns. Molly was interested in looking at the way economic insecurity affected women specifically and what local organizations were doing to help.

This seminar is set to debut on Saturday, July 21, 2018 and it will be free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $25. If you are interested in registering for this program please contact us at (202) 543-5560, or email us at ​programs@williampennhouse.org.

Registration Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

Uniting DC Through Language and Activism

This day-long seminar focuses on inequality and social division in Washington DC, and the ways in which language can empower or oppress marginalized communities.  Participants will get in touch with and critically reflect on the different sides of the nation’s capital. Additionally, participants will learn a little bit about sociolinguistics and the relationship between language and activism.Throughout the day, participants will connect with different community-based organizations that address structural inequality in DC and the surrounding area.

Tentative Schedule:

9:30 AM: Welcome

9:45 AM: Introduction to inequality in DC

9:55 AM: Presentation on historical incidents of language and violence

10:15 AM: Exploring linguistics in media

11:00 AM: Round Table Discussion with local DC activists on accessibility to resources in different communities in DC

12:00 PM: Lunch

12:45 PM: Visit the Anacostia Community Museum tour their new exhibit “A Right to the City”

4:00 PM: Hear from a representative of a community media organization

5:00 PM: Reflection

This seminar was designed by Amelie Längle and Bradie Connor, two of our year long interns. Bradie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociolinguistics from Grinnell College in 2017 and is interested in the connection between language and social justice. Amelie is a volunteer with the German organization Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, and spending a year abroad in Washington, D.C.  During her time in the United States she  has been thinking about structural inequality, and how to address it.

This seminar is set to debut on Saturday, July 28 2018 and it will be free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $25. If you are interested in registering for this program please contact us at (202) 543-5560, or email us at ​programs@williampennhouse.org.

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2018

To register please contact us by email at ​programs@williampennhouse.org or by phone at
(202) 543-5560.

William Penn House’s internship program gives young adults a pathway to explore social justice causes they are passionate about through working with our program coordinator to design their own unique educational program. If you’re interested in seeing what our interns and staff are up to visit https://williampennhouse.org/about-us/staff/ .

 
 
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