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AERO Conference - June 2022 - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Berg
10:12:19
Peter , he , his, NH , passionate about chocolate
Kimberly Wagner
10:12:23
Kimberly me oak lawn il
Stephanie Sewell
10:12:34
Stephanie Sewell (she/her), Chelsea Quebec, gardening
Roger Horton
10:12:36
Roger, he/him, Brooklyn, NY, passionate about nature
Monica Brase
10:12:52
Monica (she/they) passionate about working with teens who struggle and have difficulty in school
Robert Swanson
10:12:57
Passion is collaboration
Wendy Raver (She/Her)
10:13:12
Hi! Wendy, she, her, NYC, passionate about cats and studying history
Kelley Birch
10:13:14
My name is Kelley Birch. I am in Cypress, Texas.. My background includes K-12 education, correctional education, special education, and new teacher support. I have also been involved in the homeschool community for over 20 years. I am passionate about helping learners find their passion and get engaged in the learning process.
Kathyann
10:13:24
Kathyann, NJ
Jay B D (they/them)
10:13:34
jay! they/them , united state, utah, queer rights!
Richard Fransham
10:13:35
Hi, he/him - I live in Ottawa, Canada and I’m passionate about youth rights.
Learning Without Borders
10:13:42
Monica—she, her, Michigan, passionate about helping youth who learn differently become life long learners
Sylvie
10:18:44
Funny story, I trained as a master chocolatier, while I was on maternity leave with my first born. Love chocolate as well, Peter.
angelacross
10:18:57
Angela, human, SF,CA passion 4 anti authoritativeness
addielentzner
10:19:01
ooooh Sylvie, love that!
Kelley Birch
10:22:24
Excellent point! The adults should be modeling that point!
Kimberly Wagner
10:28:47
people should know what they are voting for tho
Samantha Kifer
10:29:21
ballotpedia is a great website to help get info on your local candidates
Jay B D (they/them)
10:29:35
definitely!! thats why my letter writing beofre was “morally questionable" haha
Richard Fransham
10:32:14
The attached file of slides is shared by YouthxYouth. It defines different types of activists.
Learning Without Borders
10:32:39
Maybe it is a both/and
Jay B D (they/them)
10:32:57
congrats to your daughter !
Jay B D (they/them)
10:33:09
agreed monica : )
Learning Without Borders
10:35:05
Thanks Richard
Sylvie
10:35:32
It's a great question, Stephanie. There's so much to unpack!
Roger Horton
10:36:10
I bet there were others there that see at least some of the same deficiencies in the “system" that you see so clearly. And could be willing to talk about change.
Jay B D (they/them)
10:36:24
my biggest advice is to write down all of your feelings! when theres something i want to talk about but its maybe not an appropriate time I write it all down and slowly share it, friends, family, social media, then if you have enough stuff and enough things to say, we’ll see you next year for your keynote about it!
aero 9
10:36:36
Agreed Roger sometines you don't know until you start a conversation
Sabrina (HoustonEd.org)
10:36:57
Jay...that's awesome!
Wendy Raver (She/Her)
10:37:00
Thank you for sharing, Stephanie. If she chose the school and felt happy, enjoy the moment with her -- but spreading awareness that there is another way may help those who were not happy at graduation.
Wendy Raver (She/Her)
10:37:27
and thank you so much for your guidance, AERO teens!
Peter Berg
10:38:58
Isaac
Jay B D (they/them)
10:40:32
i didnt even mention volunteering! volunteering is a great way to focus your activism as well : )
Stephanie Sewell
10:43:53
@wendy - yes , totally celebrating her! She chose school, and she felt wonderful today. And that makes sense to me:)And, in my work I spend a lot of time helping teens who are not happy in school find another way. So I definitely am pro-active in that way as well.It was just that today was an experience where I was immersed in how deeply the system impacts lives. I guess I'm not actually *in* those situations that often at the moment, so it was a lot... Just processing!
Richard Fransham
10:43:57
I agree Sylvie about so much to unpack with Stephanie’s question. It reminds me of a comment former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the father of the current Prime Minister, made when he was speaking at a holiday celebration. A protest group started heckling him and he encouraged them to enjoy the celebration, that “You can't fight the battles of the world everyday.”
Samantha Kifer
10:43:59
AMEN to that!!
Stephanie Sewell
10:44:15
Yes - Richard, so true!
Stephanie Sewell
10:45:16
I'm tucking away my reaction to tap into it for continued productive activism as time goes by:)
Samantha Kifer
10:45:33
There you go, Stephanie!
Samantha Kifer
10:46:16
I remember a quote that went something like "what makes you annoyed/angry is what you're meant to change"
Stephanie Sewell
10:46:18
It is so true that teens feel they have to step up because adults aren't.
Stephanie Sewell
10:46:29
@samantha. Yes, thanks!
Peter Berg
10:48:19
through experience
Stephanie Sewell
10:48:20
THanks, Jerry - "Trust the meeting to make a better decision than I would myself." I appreciate that statement.
Samantha Kifer
10:48:36
Me too
Samantha Kifer
10:48:59
And I agree with Peter, the more you see the meeting coming up with solutions you could have never fathomed, the more you trust it
angelacross
10:50:13
I have a question but not ability to raise my hand, can you put me on the cue?
Peter Berg
10:52:09
We should get back on track
Richard Fransham
10:53:07
I’ve been thinking about how we can help AERO. One thought is to share some of the recordings from this conference with people who aren't aware of AERO and encourage them to become members. There is so much good material.
Samantha Kifer
10:53:25
I agree Richard!!
Sylvie
10:53:43
Yes, I second that, Richard!
Peter Berg
10:57:04
We have youth resources 🙂
Peter Berg
10:58:34
Youth have changed my life
Jay B D (they/them)
10:59:05
thats so cool! ive never heard of anything like that!
Stephanie Sewell
10:59:53
wonderful to hear
Peter Berg
11:00:28
They have become political battlegrounds
Wendy Raver (She/Her)
11:01:46
For several years, one of the homeschooling groups here held a "Not Back to School Picnic" right around the time that public schools opened for the year. Seeing kids of all ages running through the park, tables with information, student led activities, and a bunch of amazing mayhem attracted many to the group, if only to take some information on homeschooling and other alternatives to school and know that there is a different way. Hearing from youth -- seeing how happy they were in leadership roles in public places — may help to shift the mindset
Samantha Kifer
11:02:21
Very cool, Wendy!
Jay B D (they/them)
11:02:48
jaybatesdomenech@gmail.com
Stephanie Sewell
11:02:48
where are you, Addie?
Roger Horton
11:02:52
Great point on the importance of school board elections. It can be the first stepping stone for involvement in politics. And as Peter said more important than ever to have voices heard and policies influenced.
addielentzner
11:03:04
amlentzner@gmail.com
addielentzner
11:03:09
the netherlands 🙂
Monica Kmetz Cochran
11:03:11
Thanks to both of you !!!
Wendy Raver (She/Her)
11:03:22
Thank you so much!!!!
Samantha Kifer
11:03:57
I appreciate you bringing that up Richard
Roger Horton
11:04:42
Well done!!
addielentzner
11:04:57
thank you all! its been so amazing to get to meet all of you at this conference. You all are amazing activists and I cant wait to continue working with you 🙂
Peter Berg
11:05:07
thank you !!! Addie
Stephanie Sewell
11:05:10
Good night, Addie - thank you!
Samantha Kifer
11:05:11
Thank you Addie!!
Learning Without Borders
11:05:46
marches etc. create awareness
Roger Horton
11:05:59
Also a way to build community
Samantha Kifer
11:06:00
Good point
Stephanie Sewell
11:06:04
They also help us to feel connected to others
Learning Without Borders
11:06:10
yes...community
Stephanie Sewell
11:06:13
and to feel more confident in what we are feeling