Monday, October 15, 2018
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103
10 am - 4 pm
The state of race and education and their impact on our young people is a growing state of concern. Families around the globe are seeking solutions that foster empowerment, agency and awareness beyond the classroom. Educational institutions must re-evaluate their existing policies, curriculum's and teacher training in order to address the urgent need for commitment to creating an inclusive and safe space for all families.
The Creating Racial Equity in Homeschooling Conference taking place on Monday, October 15, 2018 will be the first event of its kind held in Philadelphia. Educators, social justice activists, home educators, college students, and anyone interested in a new paradigm of learning will find something of value from this menu of workshops, lectures and discussions in partnership with ArtWell an organization that supports young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, thrive while facing complex challenges, and awaken their dreams.
Running simultaneously, young people are invited to enjoy the museum’s popular Explorers Day Camp, a full day of fun, engaging and educational programming, open to all young people ages 3-16. Held in Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences, this Conference and Camp has something to offer homeschooling families of all ages and backgrounds, and will address a number of critical issues facing parents and educators today, in a fun and friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and lifelong learning.
The 2nd Annual Homeschool Conference & Explorers Day Camp is open all - to home education families, to parents and others who are curious about homeschooling or concerned about education, to educators, to those seeking education alternatives and to those who wish to serve and extend programs to the home-education community
Eclectic Learning Network (ELN) is a secular, Black and Brown centered home education network dedicated to supporting unschooling families through community, connection and awarenesses that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of our young people.
At ELN we focus on:
•Providing opportunities for homeschool youth and parents to connect with others in the home education community
•Offering support for prospective and current families in their home education journey
•Advocating for home education families
•Promoting homeschooling awareness to the wider community
ELN was founded by Maleka Diggs, a first-generation Vincentian, married mother of two home-educated daughters. A natural learner and networker, Ms. Diggs saw a need to bring more learning and connecting opportunities to the forefront in Philadelphia - and the Eclectic Learning Network was born.
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