2018 Retreat: Black Women Mapping the Future

Seeking the wisdom of our ancestors. Learning from the experiences of our elders. Supporting our sisters.

Pressing forward on behalf or our children.

Saturday, June 23rd - Tuesday, June 26th

Philadelphia, PA

Principals, Teachers and School-based Personnel Strongly Encouraged to Register 

2018 SIEC Retreat Elders (Ancestors)

Dr. Lisa Delpit (Adelaide Sanford - Elder)

Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding (Rosemarie Freeney Harding)

Dr. Katurah Jenkins-Hall (Inez Prosser)

Dr. Joyce E. King (Mable Harrell King)

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings (Septima Poinsette Clark)

Enid Lee (Harriett Tubman)

Dr. Linda Mizell (Fanny Jackson Coppin)


The 2018 Sisters in Education Circle (SIEC) Retreat is a four-day, three-night gathering for Black women in K-12 education. During our time together, we will focus on rest, reflection, and renewal in a simple, peaceful and rustic environment with fellow sisters in education from across the U.S.. Participation is limited to 60. Throughout the retreat, we will 1) honor the deep and rich legacies of Black women educators who are now ancestors, 2) celebrate our contributions to this legacy, 3) learn from the experiences of our sister elders in education, 4) heal from wounds incurred in our pursuit of equal access to high quality education for Black children, and 5) create a framework for an educational idea that we have not had the opportunity to develop. We will participate in all of these activities with the goal of moving forward in our work with renewed clarity, strength and an enlarged circle of sisters in education.

A detailed retreat description can be found here.

Registration form can be found here.