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Anti-Racist School Counseling - Foundations for Collaboration, Leadership, Advocacy and Systemic Change (1 CE)
Presented by the Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling in collaboration with the Illinois School Counselor Association
Virtual Training - Wednesday, December 9th, 6-7pm
In this intensive discussion, participants will explore the dimensions of anti-racist practice and the unique ways school counselors are positioned to lead in this work. A framework for anti-racist school counseling will be introduced and practices highlighted to drive school counseling forward for equity and opportunity for all students.
Brian Coleman: Jones College Prep High School Counseling Department Chair
Mr. Brian Coleman was the 2019 National School Counselor of the Year and the first African-American winner of this prestigious honor . He was also a 2019 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Upstander Award recipient for his commitment to LGBTQA+ youth advocacy. Coleman has spent the last year traveling the country as the cartwheeling "Unicorn Counselor " speaking on issues ranging from comprehensive sexual health education and counseling program design to counselor identity and engagement strategies within the school community. He is in his sixth year with Jones College Prep where he has served as Counseling Department Chair for three years. At Jones, Mr. Coleman has overseen counseling programming for seniors and freshmen, sophomore sexual health education, JCP’s student mentorship program, and the school’s LGBTQA+ student organization JonesPride. In the last year, he has also participated in DePaul University’s “Here We Do ” and McDonald’s “Black and Positively Golden ” promotional campaigns. He has also contributed to pieces for CNBC , Forbes , Teen Vogue , and NPR among others. Coleman is a proud graduate of Northwestern University as well as DePaul University where he was named the College of Education’s 2019 Alumni of the Year (and, recently, became an Adjunct Professor!) He enjoys all things unicorn, most things theatrical, and a good amount of professional wrestling!
John O. Nwosu: Cobb County School District Professional School Counselor
John Nwosu is a human developer with Think DIF, LLC who believes in helping individuals, families, and communities rise in ways that don't cause others to fall. He grew up in Austell, GA, a city near Atlanta. He is a product of a Nigerian and African-American family with high levels of love, support, and expectations. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bunch of debt and a degree in Chemistry but went on to become a middle school counselor. John currently works in one of the largest school districts in the nation where he shows scholars how to show up, grow up, glow up, and so
Stephen Sharp: K-12 School Counselor, Author of bestseller 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors
Stephen Sharp is co-author of Amazon Best-Selling Book and 2019 Hot New Release - 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors. Steve is a school counselor and Apple Certified Educator. He has worked to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be healthy and successful in the 21st century. Stephen has served on the governing boards of both his local and state school counseling associations. Stephen completed his M.Ed at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and BA from Lycoming College. Stephen Sharp is a co-founder of the Leadership Summit, a community-based social justice network to provide students the language and tools to understand and combat the many forms of oppression. Stephen is a Nationally Certified School Suicide Prevention Specialist, and continues to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pilot an electronic behavioral health screening for schools. He works tirelessly across the state to provide education and training on mental health, substance abuse, inequality, and a world changed by technology. Stephen frequently presents and writes on school counseling practice, leadership, technology, emerging career skills, mental health and race in education. Stephen was named the 2017 Pennsylvania Middle School Counselor of the Year.
*Anyone may attend this event!*
ICA Member - $25
Student - $20
IAMC or ISCA Division Member - $15
Non-Member - $35