SJTI 2: A Renewal Experience for Alumni

February 12-15, 2019
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL


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Learning Objectives




There will not be a selection process for this experience. It is open to all past SJTI participants.

In order to assist us in developing the curriculum for the weekend and to get a sense of the profile of the participants, we ask you to respond to the questions in the registration form linked below.

We met the minimum registrants necessary and SJTI is definitely happening. Final registration deadline is December 1, 2018.

Register here.


Renewal Tuition


Tuition for this 4-day experience is $575 per participant, due in full by December 15, 2018.

Because we are working very hard to keep our expenses low, we will not offer scholarships for the renewal experience. Meals and accommodations are not included. Participants must cover these expenses on their own.


SJTI accepts payment by check or through PayPal with an additional 5% service charge of $28.75, bringing the total cost of SJTI 2 to $603.75.

By Check

Send your check for $575.00 (payable to the Social Justice Training Institute) to:

becky martinez, ATTN SJTI
43430 E. Florida Ave. #F PMB 201
Hemet, CA 92544

Please include the name of the participant on the check or on enclosed correspondence.

Through PayPal

To use PayPal – go to and log into your own account (or set up an account if you don’t have one) and send $603.67 (the registration fee + a 5% service charge) to

Note: Many institution credit cards are not authorized to use PayPal.



You may need some or all of the following to process payment through your workplace organization:


Accomodations and Travel


We’ve secured a great rate at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The rate is $239.00 a night (singles and doubles).  Reserve your room now.

NOTE: The SJTI 2 is February 12-15, 2019. Dates before and after are available at the conference rate to accommodate your travel needs.

Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, January 10, 2019 to receive the SJTI 2 rate.


You are encouraged to utilize our list serves or Facebook pages to look for roommates for the experience. 

The Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport is served by all major airlines and is a very easy airport to navigate.

Ground transportation is available from the airport to the hotel via several shuttles. 
Self-parking is $32.00 per night and valet parking is $37.00 per night.  Day parking only is $15.00.



SJTI works to create a learning environment that supports the needs of all participants. As a tax-exempt organization we are not in the financial position to regularly provide some accommodations, including ASL interpreters. Feel free to contact Pamela Graglia if you would like to talk through accommodations and learning needs (


Schedule for the Week

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3:00-5:30 p.m.
  Hotel Registration
4:00-5:45 p.m.
  Optional dinner--meet others in hotel lobby
5:30-6:00 p.m.
  Renewal Registration
6:00-10:00 p.m.
  Opening Session

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8:30 a.m.-noon
  Session 1
Noon-3:00 p.m.
  Lunch on your own
3:00-5:30 p.m.
  Session 2

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8:30 a.m.-noon
  Session 3
Noon-1:30 p.m.
  Lunch on your own
1:30-6:00 p.m.
  Session 4
7:00 p.m.
  Group Dinner (optional attendance)

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:00-11:30 a.m.
  Closing session
12:00 p.m.
  Hotel check-out


Hope to see you in February!

Kathy Obear
Vernon A. Wall
Jamie Washington
Carmen Rivera
Sam Offer
becky martinez
Beth Yohe
Alejandro Covarrubias