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Town Hall for Former Foster and Child Welfare System Impacted Youth Graduate Students

November 16 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Tilden Room and Patio, 5th floor MLK,
UC Berkeley Martin Luther King, Jr. Building

The Town Hall is a 2.5 hour event welcoming Former Foster, and Child Welfare System impacted Youth Graduate students to share their needs with the Graduate Division. Hosts include: Lisa García Bedolla (Dean of the Graduate Division), Denzil Streete (Assistant Dean of Graduate Diversity), Diversity & Community Fellows (Academic Development Huddle), and Charly King Beavers, MA (Hope Scholars Director). Food will be provided! Campus access badge required

This event is focused around student schedules that may need to arrive late or leave early to accommodate classes or commitments. Sign-in will include the option for students to provide their email address for further follow up and communication.

Definition
Foster Youth and Child Welfare System Impacted: Former foster youth, Guardianship, Probationship, Adoption, Orphaned before the age of 18

Outcomes
By holding this event and holding space for an open discussion, we aim to:

  • Connect with Former Foster and Child Welfare System Impacted Youth Graduate students and hold the space for them to be in community.
  • Listen to the needs of the community.
  • Develop tangible action items to better serve the community and gain targeted financial support from the Graduate Division to enable these students to graduate.

Mental Wellbeing 
We realize that this topic is an emotional one, and accordingly a mental health provider from the Tang Center will be on hand to provide immediate assistance, grounding techniques, and connection to further services should they be needed.

We are excited to welcome Treajané Brown, MA (she/they), a mental health provider from the Tang Center whose specialty areas include: Black + QT identity, self and community-care, and pleasure centered wellness strategies.

Learn more and register for the event here.

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Category:
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Website:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PKhd2F7ONRpUXJgfUybYa1GJeDrYsw27/view

Venue

Tilden Room and Patio, 5th floor MLK

Organizer

Office for Graduate Diversity
Website:
https://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services/office-graduate-diversity