My Brothers' Keeper: A Retreat for Men of Color in Education
Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2023
In person in Olney, MD!
Retreat lodging at Courtyard Marriott Silver Spring North
Breathe. Strategize. Thrive. Survivability Amid Pandemic(s)
My Brothers’ Keeper is a bold, intersectional space specifically curated and designed by self-identified men of color for self-identified men of color in all of our diversity. As educators in predominantly white institutions, we share common experiences where we are not the “norm.” Therefore, our opportunities to gather as the majority are rare, making this space valuable. This professional development will aid our success in independent school systems by expanding our peer network, understanding the necessity of self-care, and providing the skills to navigate our identities in our workplace. Our weekend together will explore how we can connect, reflect and learn with one another. Knowing how necessary and transformative our voices are in independent schools, let us band together as brothers to empower ourselves, our students and our communities.
The retreat begins with dinner at 7pm on Friday, followed by an opening session. Saturday's retreat activities will run from 9am-10pm, and Sunday's retreat activities will run from 9am-12pm.