Reimagine Resilience is an online professional development program designed for educators and educational staff in the U.S with the aim of building resilience to othering, disconnection, and narratives of hate. The mission of this program is to both recognize the importance of building resilient classrooms, schools, and communities as a measure of violence prevention, rather than intervention, with Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess' model of radicalization in educational spaces serving as the theoretical foundation for this program.
Vik Joshi, a Doctoral Student in the Philosophy and Education Program at Teachers College, serves as the Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships at Reimagine Resilience. He co-wrote the Grant Application resulting in the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) awarding Reimagine Resilience a 750,000 Innovation Grant. His dissertation, building on this interdisciplinary foundation, will develop a normative account of resilience drawing from Ancient Greek philosophers to contemporary theorists of non-violence such as B.R Ambedkar and Mohandas Gandhi.
For program members interested in learning more about Reimagine Resilience, or those who know of educators and school administrators that may benefit from enrolling in the Program, offered at no cost until July 2023, please visit the website or register for the Launch Webinar scheduled for October 19th at 4:00pm. President Tom Bailey will deliver opening remarks on Reimagine Resilience.