October 11, 2018 from 6-8pm
UB backbone staff present:
Number of FAB members present: 19/25
Accomodations: Dinner and childcare provided
FAB members saw the following two conversations as crucial prep work to editing our Theory of Change and establishing measurable goals for UB’s work to be evaluated against:
- FAB members discussed their experiences with education and systemic racism in light of a graduation speech from Harvard School of Education that came in the form of a spoken word poem, “Lift Off”
- FAB Members discussed their aspirations for their children and changes that needed to happen in order for 0-3 year olds in Brownsville to “Lift Off”
- Introduce the Theory of Change to the group and its role in participatory planning and an evaluation process.
- Have FAB members reflect about the ways they and others in Brownsville experience systemic racism, particularly in educational and social service contexts.
- Build off reflections of FAB members to identify what needs to change for young children in Brownsville to “lift off”, or be prepared for educational, career, and life success.
- Handouts including the text of “Lift Off” and the mindfulness activity, notes on Discover Together Brownsville projects, and the Theory of Change draft are available here.
- Icebreaker :
- Share with us one thing you’ve stopped or started doing to support you being a better you.
- News/ Updates
- Completing the Reality Check survey online makes it easier to collect and display results
- Recap of PAT meeting–discussion about systemic racism that Brownsville experiences and the PAT’s desire to disrupt systemic racism and inequity through its work with UB.
Review of FAB Agreements