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NJEA RISE Up in HOPE Conferences

July 13, 2022 - July 14, 2022

Join us for a day of Hope and Healing followed by a day of exploration that infuses the power of poetry, movement, music and community cultural wealth.

Event Description


On July 13, join us for a day of Hope and Healing sponsored by NJEA in partnership with Alisha De Lorenzo and KYDS Co-Founders, Rodney Salomon and Mychal Mills. This full day immersion will unite an embodied experience of movement, mindfulness, breath work, sound healing and transformational self-inquiry with an understanding of the inner work required to create healing-centered and just educational communities.

Through deep connection with self and others, these powerful self-care practices will awaken the healing within each of us that positions educators as the healers of our systems, schools and communities. Working at the intersection of healing, trauma and (social justice/anti-oppression), we will answer the call to cultivate cultures of wellness. Come as you are, leave with a renewed commitment to the possibilities of Hope and Healing in education.


On July 14, join us for a day of exploration that infuses the power of poetry, movement, music and community cultural wealth. NJEA’s Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) is back! From Dr. Bettina Love’s Abolitionist Teaching in 2020 to Dr. Cornel West’s message of radical love in 2021; from our powerful student keynotes to our virtual block party with DJ Omé; we have stretched the boundaries of critical dialogue and infused joy in justice throughout our union spaces.

Radical – affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching

Imagination – the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful

Summit – top; apex; the highest point; the topmost level attainable

Educators – K-12 public school teachers and education support professionals

In this space, we are invited to stretch our radical imagination around what is possible when we collectively envision and build together toward a more just, equitable and liberatory public education system in New Jersey.


Register for one or both conferences using either the registration form below for mail-in payment, or the Register button for online registration with a credit card.

Event Venue

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 NJ

Event Organizer

NJEA Professional Development Staff