Looking Back to Move Forward: Leading for Racial Healing in Schools, Families, and Communities
Hosted by: North Eastern Leadership Academy, North Carolina State University
Location: Franklinton Center at Bricks, Whitakers, NC
The first step toward creating change within your community is looking back to understand the past. Then, armed with that knowledge and understanding, you are able to work with others to move forward and build a brighter future.
This theme guided this Community Learning Exchange - “Looking Back to Move Forward": Leading for School, Family and Community Healing. Teams from around the country - from California and Texas to Florida and North Carolina - gathered at the Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, North Carolina. The Franklinton Center has deep historical significance in this part of the United States, and this location was the foundation for conversations about what the theme “Looking Back to Move Forward” truly means.
Each team that participated in the CLE was a mix of different leaders, each of whom brought valuable experiences and perspectives to the weekend:
- School leader (principal, assistant principal, teacher, superintendent)
- Youth (middle or high schooler, or recent high school graduate)
- Community leader/activist
- Additional school/family/community member