• Icehouse MPLS (map)
  • 2528 Nicollet Avenue
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55404
  • United States

EDTalks: Rethinking Discipline

$5 at the door

5:30pm doors/6pm program begins

Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door (based on availability, cash only.) Doors open at 5:30 PM, program starts at 6:00 PM. Light appetizers are included with your ticket and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Engaging Youth to Address Racial Disproportionality in School Suspensions
Maren Henderson is an Evaluation Specialist for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), where she coordinates the Youth Participatory Evaluation program for the district. Maren uses evaluation to empower underrepresented communities and inform equity-driven decision making. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a concentration in youth and education policy and program evaluation.

Maren will be joined by Mayra Rendon, a MPS student at Washburn High School who has participated in the Youth Participatory Evaluation program for three years. She is passionate about ensuring students have a voice in school policies that affect them. 

Restorative Practices and Peacemaking Circles in Schools: A Way of Being
Jamie Williams is a restorative practices consultant, trainer, teacher and peacemaking circle-keeper. She has worked as a Restorative Justice Coordinator in Wisconsin, supported Project Launch at the Red Cliff Reservation Early Childhood Center and the Amicus Radius Program (a Restorative Justice Program for juvenile girls) and served as a Minnesota Department of Corrections circle-keeper. Jamie is a graduate of Minneapolis Public Schools and earned her master's degree in restorative justice, restorative practices and peacemaking circles. 


EDTalks is presented by AchieveMpls and Citizens League in partnership with Indigo Education and Pollen. It is generously sponsored by grants fromThe Bush Foundation and the Verne C Johnson Family Foundation.