THE HUMAN ROOT is a professional development, training and consulting company serving schools, non-profit agencies, universities and corporations.
We are dedicated to bridging cultural gaps between people as a means to create, improve and maintain relationships and institutions that honor our individual and collective humanity. We work to move people from empathy to action in order to expand consciousness, accountability and vision. Our goal is to develop communities that thrive on equity (“everyone gets what they need”)
We use social and emotional learning as a framework to contextualize and dismantle systems that divide people while highlighting the similarities that connect all people in their humanity.
Through facilitated workshops, intensive training and retreats we help communities expand their consciousness, accountability and vision towards a more sustainable community. Participants learn to move from empathy to action in order to build relationships that thrive on equity and love.
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The Human Root would like to thank the Brooklyn Arts Exchange Education and Programs team for collaborating with us to provide this experience to the public. Join us and build community in the BAX Venue November 11th!
A Seat at the Table: Youth Interrupt Discrimination through Performance
Youth of EPIC Theatre Ensemble and Brooklyn New School (BNS) perform their plays to inspire transformative community action through forum theatre. In collaboration with THE HUMAN ROOT and Brooklyn Arts Exchange participants have the opportunity to experience an intentional, humorous and provocative take on “Interrupting Bigotry” and what “Separate but Equal” means today. Performances are followed by a cast and audience talk back and engaged discussion on what it will take to create more integrated schools and anti-bias communities.
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BUILDING EQUITY & COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
SAVE THE DATE! - APRIL 4th 2017 6:00pm
The nation's social and political climate changes are having a profound impact on school culture. Stakeholders must ask themselves: What does it mean to develop spaces where consciousness accountability and vision can thrive in a multicultural community?
In this community workshop parents, neighbors, school staff and teachers will deepen their connection to the evolving work adults must do to create safe space for children. Participants explore history, tools and resources to define systemic oppression and explore identity.
COMMUNICATION DISCIPLINE & BONDING
SAVE THE DATE! - March 25th 2017 9:00am
HOSTED BY: United Federation of Teachers 2nd Annual Symposium
THE HUMAN ROOT has been invited to present at the United Federation of Teachers 2nd Annual Symposium themed “MEN IN EDUCATION...ANSWERING THE CALL”. Workshops will include: Mentoring, Fatherhood and Empowerment.
Communication, Discipline and boding is a workshop designed to provide an empowerment model for creating deeper relationships with young people. THE HUMAN ROOT uses social emotional learning (SEL) as a framework to explore the ways systemic patriarchy impacts relationships with young people. Through the use of an equity lens, participants will learn how male privilege and socialization is embodied is internalized in masculine identity. Tools are offered as a means to counter these outcomes and empower men to nurture themselves and positively transform detrimental social norms.
Register at: www.uft.org/men-in-education
SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES STUDENTS WIN AWARD FROM BROOKLYN LIBRARY
Anyanwu Glanville and Ben Howort were working at the Brooklyn Free School and tackling issues of how to talk about race, human rights and social justice with other teachers when they saw an opportunity to do more. Soon after, the pair came up with the idea for The Human Root. Eager to launch their business, the pair enrolled in a workshop in CAMBA's Small Business Services program. After working tirelessly to write their business plan with Isaac, Charmaine, Christopher and Lyse (the CAMBA Small Business Services team), they were delighted to find out they'd been awarded the first prize, along with an award of $15,000. ...
Isaac said that the hard work and drive of the two made a big impression on him and the Small Business Services team. "Helping a young pair like Anyanwu and Ben, who benefited from several of our services, and even produced an award-winning business plan, is exactly what we strive to do here," Isaac added.
BROOKLYN LIBRARY COMPETITION AWARDS 19 WINNERS
Founders of Human Root, Kimberly Glanville, left, and Ben Howort, took the $15,000 1st prize at the Brooklyn Public Library's PowerUP! Business Plan Competition. With over 350 aspiring entrepreneurs entering and 63 business plans submitted it was slimmed down by evaluating submissions. The Human Root was one of 12 finalists to present to 10 judges.
The 13th PowerUP! Business Plan Competition awarded three competitors with top prizes for their business plans at Brooklyn Central Library on Dec. 6. Some 19 entrepreneurs submitted twelve business plans to judges for the final round of the annual competition. The prizes included the top award and first place winning prize of $15,000, and two second-place prizes of $5,000 each, and $1,000 awarded to the remaining runners-up.
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