Care Culture and Safe Spaces for (In)visible Youth

By Whitney Hollins & Vivett Dukes

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led and hosted by teacher, writer, and advocate Vivett Dukes on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET. In a forum that encourages honest dialogue and connection, we come together to learn, grow, and co-construct solutions to pressing problems for students.

Co-hosted by Vivett Dukes and Whitney Hollins, this special episode of #SafeSpaceConvos preceded their campfire session on the same topic at SXSW EDU on March 5, 2019. Vivett and Whitney are both educators and advocates for children who have a parent involved in the justice system.


Chat Highlights

Q1: When you hear the phrase “marginalized groups of students,” who comes to mind? Are members of these groups represented in your class or school?


Q2: How can educators and students collaborate to create safe classroom spaces?


Q3: If you learned of a student having an incarcerated parent, what would you do? Be honest. This is a safe space.


Q4: What implicit biases do you have that may impede your ability to create a safe space for a child from a marginalized group, such as those with an incarcerated parent?


Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:30pm ET. You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.