Educator Professional Developments and Workshops

Our workshops and seminars for educators provide tools to implement compassion and tolerance into their classrooms and schools.  We strive to provide unique opportunities for self-reflection and growth by utilizing our own expertise as well as partnering with community leaders and organizations when developing programs.

Current Offerings

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RACE: Are We So Different?

FREE Exhibit Preview for Educators on September 26th, 2016. Currently booking for Fall 2016 (exhibit on display September 27th, 2016 – January 2nd, 2017.)

RACE: Are We So Different? is a powerful interactive exhibit that encourages audiences to explore the biology, history, and everyday impact of race. Combined with the unique experience of facilitated “Talking Circles,” RACE offers valuable tools for participants to explore racial preconceptions and attitudes in an involving, compassionate, and non-confrontational way.

  • Participants can explore issues of race and discrimination without being put on the defensive, through open dialogue.
  • Discovering real-world examples of how race has affected our history and shapes our lives today will allow your staff to build empathy and understanding racial for differences and variations.
  • Creating a common experience by exploring issues of race can create a more comfortable and non-threatening school environment.
  • Exploring issues of diversity and promoting inclusivity through deeper learning.
  • Talking Circles are facilitated by Restorative Justice Louisville, and are ideal for groups of 12. Maximum of 20 participants per program.
  • After-hours talking circle experiences available.
  • Click here for detailed information about Talking Circles
  • For more information and group pricing contact our Education Team @ (502) 992-5340.
  • Must book 3 weeks prior to ensure staffing and event space availability.
  • Additional facilitators, events space, and food/beverage available upon request for additional fee.
  • Looking to book a field trip?  Check out our RACE: Are We So Different? offerings for schools.

“This experience has transformed the way I look at my own institution and has given me many tools to begin changing many of the inequalities I have observed during my work. I will also bring this work to the institutions that I sit on boards of to help start a process of reflection on equity/access issues.” — Science Museum of Minnesota Program Participant