Healing Through Words, LLC
Self-Publishing and Social Justice
Sidney will explore his self-publishing journey and share tips with participants. The workshop will examine the intersection of gender and race in graphic novels. Graphic novels offer well-written and exciting stories, new points of view and stimulating artwork. They appeal to a wide audience of readers and are great platforms to address social issues that confront children today.
Insecurities of Special Education
"Insecurities of Special Education” takes listeners on an adventure that documents Ronnie Sidney II’s academic experiences. While enrolled in Essex County Public Schools, Ronnie spent seven years in special education and experienced low teacher expectations, carried around stigmatizing labels and developed low self-esteem. During the presentation Ronnie shares how resilience and self-efficacy, along with some very special people helped him overcome his insecurities.