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Panel Disussion: Social Justice in Schools

February 28, 2017
9:00 - 11:30 AM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006

Presented by Abigail Smith 

This panel discussion will be led by a dynamic group of Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals, who are passionate about the work that they do in schools, and how that work promotes social justice for students and their families. After each panelist shares how they have integrated specific practices related to social justice into school, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and/or share their own experiences, with the ultimate goal being continued collaboration and professional development.

Panel Members:

  • Meeta Gandhi – LCSW; Regional Supervisor, KIPP NYC
  • Marina Badillo –  LCSW; Middle School Social Worker, Harlem Village Academies
  • Carlos Alvarez – LCSW; Elementary School Social Worker, KIPP Infinity
  • Misha Thomas – Mental Health Professional; Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer

By attending this session, attendees will leave with:

  • Examples of school-based programming and/or structures that promote social justice
  • Specifics related to how programming and/or structures can be implemented
  • Professional contacts who are available for continued collaboration

Suggested Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Deans/Coaches, School Leaders, Operations Leads, Related Service Providers


Suggested Grade Level:
Elementary, Middle, High School 

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