Ensuring All Ohio Children Can Thrive Through Transformative SEL: Real Talk on Racial Equity and Social Justice

Start: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

It is our duty as those who work with and on behalf of children to ensure we create equitable learning environments in which each and every child can thrive. But what does that look like in practice? And what are our roles as educators, leaders, caregivers, and community or nonprofit partners? How do we move from discussing equity and justice to doing something about it?

Join us for some real talk about Transformative SEL and how we can support students to become "justice-oriented" citizens, leveraging "culture, identity, agency, belonging, and engagement" to implement an SEL approach that serves all our children (CASEL, 2020). Be guided through practical, clear steps by national expert, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, on the ways SEL can be harnessed to advance racial equity and social justice in our schools and homes. And, learn from Cincinnati-based Mayerson Academy’s Thriving Learning Communities™ consultants about how a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion can take hold in Ohio education. Leave with concrete takeaways and resources for creating positive change in your learning and growing environment.


  • Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, National SEL and Equity Expert
  • Lisa Dillon, School Facilitator, Thriving Learning Communities, Mayerson Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Marissa Rowley, Director, Thriving Learning Communities, Mayerson Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Co-hosted by Jennifer Smith Miller and Pamela McVeagh-Lally, SEL for Ohio co-founders