In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and widespread discussions about safety in schools, Roseville Area Schools (RAS) is presenting a series of restorative circle sessions to help our community heal.
The community conversations are being conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the City of Roseville to promote building, promoting and ensuring wellness and supportive schools.
Join us on July 15, July 22 and July 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for virtual discussions on Listening, Learning and Leading to help us understand how Roseville Area Schools can ensure wellness and supportive schools for all students and their families.
Members of the Roseville Area Schools community are encouraged to participate—students, family members, guardians, staff and others—to ensure that we focus on unique challenges and solutions for the Roseville Area School District.
These virtual events are free and open to the public. Although it is not required, participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions.
Each session will include welcoming remarks and then breakout sessions in smaller circles for discussions. Circle keepers will facilitate the discussions, and then report back to the larger group. At the July 29 session, attendees will be asked to identify ideas to counter cultural, systemic and individual racism. RAS and the City of Roseville will work with the Minnesota Humanities Center to take the recommendations and incorporate them into how the school district meets students’ needs.
Internet access is needed to participate in the conversations, and the Zoom platform will be used. Register at isd623-safeschools.eventbrite.com. A link to access each session will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours in advance of the session.