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Making as Healing Workshop

June 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am3:30 pm


“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

Oakland educators, are you looking for ways to revive, restore, and reset as you move into summer? We invite you to join us for a day-long retreat exploring the healing possibilities of maker-centered learning.

As educators, we have faced some of the most difficult teaching circumstances in recent memory. We are helping young people move through a challenging and transformative time all while living through it ourselves. Many of us are finding that our old tools are no longer supporting this new environment.

Join Maker Ed and Agency by Design Oakland in this day-long workshop where we will create a space for educators to come together, practice individual and collective healing practices through making, and center community, care, and connection. We will explore how maker-centered learning can be a tool for healing in our learning spaces, to create a culture of care for our learners, and to cultivate the conditions for empathy, vulnerability, joy, and rest.

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell

Join us!

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Food: Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided
Location: Maker Ed Community Studio, 1808 5th St, Berkeley CA 94710

Due to limited space and COVID-19 protocol,* we have a maximum capacity of 45 people for this event. We ask that all attendees only register if they are sure they can attend. Oakland educators have priority for this event & if space becomes available, others are welcome as well.

*A note about our COVID-19 protocols: For all events, our basic policy is that masks should be worn inside and we require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Masks can be removed when outside and eating. Please do not attend if you are symptomatic. The intention of this policy is that it is designed to ensure that folks in our community who are the most vulnerable (immunocompromised, young children, folks who are caretakers of elderly, etc.) can participate safely.

Register now by May 27th!


June 4, 2022
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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Agency by Design Oakland
Maker Ed


Maker Ed’s Community Studio
1808 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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