We are Here: Parents & Caregivers Meet-Up

Date: Monday, December 7
Time: 1:00-2:30pm ET
Location: Zoom Location

As Parents and Caregivers we are here for our children, families, jobs, and our communities. We are also here for each other. You are not alone. Parents and Caregivers have taken on additional responsibilities caring for children and other family members while balancing work lives and/or the stresses of furlough or salary cut. Join us for this 90-minute session. It’s a safe space to share tips and tricks for getting through the day and discussing the successes, triumphs, and challenges big and small. We are here!

Check out this song We are here by Alicia Keys for some inspiration!

This event is free and open to all, but advance registration is required.

 

 

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Facilitator

Wéma wears an afro hairstyle with a pink flower in her hair, arms folded in white and grey shirt

Wéma Ragophala has worked at the intersection of arts and community for almost 20 years. She is a mother, arts administrator, performing artist, director, and educator. She provides professional development training for teaching artists to support learners of all abilities in the schools and cultural institutions. Wéma wrote, performed, and toured her theatrical solo performance work, Roots, Rhythm and Revolution, nationally and internationally. She directed young people in the first teen production of The Homecoming Queen, in Brooklyn NY. Audiences are inspired not only by the performance work, but also her arts and activism workshops, which empowers people of all ages and abilities to use the arts to create change. She is also on the steering committee for the Arts for All Abilities Consortium.  Mrs. Ragophala founded Bridges: A Pan-Afrikan Arts Movement. She has developed an international virtual event for Young people called AMPLIFY: Youth Arts in Action. She has co-facilitated workshops in libraries, schools, and other community venues in NY and  South Africa. She has presented for conferences such as: Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD conference), Jahajee Sisters Leadership Summit, and an Art Beyond Sight’s event presented by the Mayor’s office for People with disabilities.

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