Faculty Continues to Support The Growth of Teachers of Minoritized Students in Central San Joaquin Valley

Having led the Ensenamos en el Valle Central project for four successful years, Dr. Patricia D. Lopez is expanding impact in the Valley with Fall Institutes for Intersectional Justice and Wellbeing. The Fall Institutes include speakers, tailored workshops, and affinity group sessions that are grounded in the day-to-day expectations that future and current community-responsive educators, counselors, and emerging leaders navigate as they aspire and commit to serving the in- and out-of-school needs of students and families. Participants receive resources and tools for strengthening culturally and linguistically sustaining, and healing- and ability-informed curriculum and pedagogies to facilitate greater college and career access and completion.  The Fall Institutes also provide tools for community-responsive engagement and advocacy to sustain healthy campus climates and student- and family-centered well-being—particularly among historically-minoritized youth and families across the Central San Joaquín Valley.  

Each Institute unpacks a thematic topic through various perspectives and each gathering will be held at a different location to help bring exposure to community-based identities, relevant organizations, resources, and support systems further expanding participant capacities to build upon the diverse assets of communities across the region.

Upcoming dates and sites include:

November 4, 2022 

Time: 8:00 to 4:00pm

Location: Reedley Community Center

100 N. East Avenue, Reedley, CA 

December 2, 2022

Time: 8:00 to 4:00pm

Location: Madera Unified School District

Kremen looks forward to working closely with our partners and community members in effort to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers. 

Institute: Fresno State Ensenamos en el Valle Central 2022 Fall Institute For Intersectional Justice and Wellbeing

For more information contact,
Dr Patricia D. López, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and  Director, Enseñamos en el Valle Central

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