2016 Program

Thursday (11/10)

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm  
 
Atlanta: A Tale of Two Cities Bus Tour
Pre and Post-Conference Activity
TBD
TBD
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  
 
Opening Ceremony
Plenary
Grand Ballroom

Friday (11/11)

8:00 am to 9:00 am  
 
Breakfast
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
TBD
9:00 am to 10:30 am  
 
Multiracial Movements for Black Lives
Plenary
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
The ICK FACTOR: How 2 Isms and 2 Phobias Keep HIV Rates Rising
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
One Room, Many Voices: Planning for Cross-Language Participation
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
My Existence is Political: Black Feminist Freedom Dreams in the Incarceration Capital of the World
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
#OurNeighborhoods: Sharing Policies for Anti-Displacement & Equitable Development
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Lead Large Scale Campaigns to Harness Collective Power and Not Be Tokenized: The Inside/Outside Game
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Raising Funds for Racial Justice
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Building Anti-Racist Schools: Strategies to Talk About Race and Racism
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Racial Equity Plans: How to Develop Action Plans that Drive Systemic Change
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
In Pursuit of Educational Equity: Building Healthy Living and Learning Communities
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
United for Human Dignity: Fighting the Mass Criminalization of our People
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Our Hidden Brain: Keys to Interrupting the Impact of Implicit Bias
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
The role of art and culture in the class struggle
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
The Business of Racial Justice
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Ovarian Psycos
Race Flicks
311-312
TBD
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
The Performing Justice Project: Facing Race with Youth and Communities
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Find Your Light: Intergenerational QTPOC Arts Resistance
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Decolonizing Gender: Bringing Empire into the Conversation
Breakout Session
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
 
Choice Points in Speculative Fiction: Creative Storytelling for Systems Change
Breakout Session
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm  
 
Lunch
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
TBD
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
The War on Terror, 15 Years Later
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Building Solidarity for Food and Land Sovereignty
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Strategies to Fight Back Against Prison Profiteering
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Waging a Struggle for Immigrants’ Rights in Georgia
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Management with Anti-Oppression Values: Practical Tools for Project and People Management with a Racial Equity Lens
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
RJ SQUARED! Exploring the Connections Between Reproductive Justice and Racial Justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Solidarity with Standing Rock
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Increased Activist Philanthropy: What’s Working for Racial Justice Movement Building and What’s Challenging
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Breaking It Down: Using Systems Thinking to Address Structural Racism
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Putting Race at the Center of the Next Economy
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Digital Jim Crow: Hi-Tech Policing, Racism and Resistance in the 21st Century
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
OUR MPLS: A Community-Led City Report Card on Racial Equity
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Raza Que Raza: The state of Latinx Racial Justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Black Trans Everything!: Cultivating a Culture of Resilience
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
An effective, inclusive democracy? Launching a Racial Equity Initiative in Your City
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Achieving Racial Equity Initiative: Changing the Landscape in California
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
From Ears to Empathy to Activism: Audio for Activists
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Race Flicks
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Changing the Race Dance
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Visions From The Inside
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Breaking the Cycle of Racial Trauma
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Ink and Liberation: Superheroes, Comic Books and Racial Justice
Breakout Session
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm  
 
Roxane Gay Keynote
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  
 
America Divided: The Class Divide
Race Flicks
311-312
TBD
8:00 pm to 12:00 am  
 
After La Victoria Party
Social Event
Crystal Ballroom
TBD

Saturday (11/12)

8:15 am to 9:15 am  
 
Breakfast
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
TBD
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Using Organizing and Legal Tactics to Resist the Privatization of Public Schools
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Undocumented: The Art of Breaking Silence
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Activating White Solidarity and Accountability for Racial Justice: Models and Challenges
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Multiply and Mobilize: Narratives of Resisting Divide and Conquer Tactics in Multiracial Work
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
It Takes Roots To Weather the Storm: Race and Resilience on Forefront of the Climate Justice Movement
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Queer Muslim at the Intersections of Islamophobia and Homophobia
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Circle Up!
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Watching Back: Copwatching as a form of community protection and empowerment
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Mobilizing Black Women and Girls in the Movement for Black Lives
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Second Class Water: The business of water and the politics of water infrastructure in our communities
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Formations at the intersections of Black, Immigrant, Queer and Trans Intersections
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Changing the Big Story on Race
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Building Community and Civic Power for Equitable Development
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Systemic Solutions to a Segregated Economy in the 21st Century
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Policy, People, and Practice: Using data to move towards racial equity within organizations
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
SHORTS BLOCK
Race Flicks
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Arts at the Intersection: Artistic Praxis for Racial, Social and Environmental Justice
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Van Jones Hosts Tech Leaders' Panel on Diversity and Tech
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Mass Story Lab: stories as a tool for building a world beyond prisons
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
The Revolution Will Be Televised: How Social Justice Advocates Can Leverage The Promise of Pop Culture to Create Real Change
Breakout Session
9:15 am to 10:45 am  
 
Deconstructing Consent in the Intersectional Social Justice Classroom
Breakout Session
11:00 am to 12:30 pm  
 
Jose Antonio Vargas Keynote
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
12:40 pm to 1:30 pm  
 
Lunch
Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom
TBD
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Discovering Your Personal Theology of Resistance/Racial Justice Activism
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Reflective Democracy: A winning tactic for social justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Convictions: A Proxy for Race
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Facing Race in Asian America
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Police Brutality and the Social Contract: How official violence at the margins of society became a crisis at the heart of American democracy
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Succeeding WITH Race: Grassroots Parent Organizing for Systemic Change
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Listening for A Change: Praxis for Healing, Hope, and Justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Blueprint for Belonging: Developing a Strategic Narrative to Combat Structural Racism
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Building an Inside/Outside Strategy: How to Advance Racial Equity in Governance beyond the City and Community Divide
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Shifting the Focus for Racial Justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Anti-racism and Activist Media: Storytelling and Liberation
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Reporting on The State of the Black Woman
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Breathin': the Eddy Zheng Story
Race Flicks
311-312
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Reporting and Writing News Through a Racial Justice Lens
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Books Can Change the World!: Publishing for Social Justice 101
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
How to Use your TV: Using Small Screens to Move Racial Justice
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Inheritance: Generations of Trauma and Resilience
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Catching the Spirit: A Cypher on Black Resilience
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Facing Race with Teens in Atlanta
Breakout Session
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  
 
Liberatory Media Making in the South
Breakout Session
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm  
 
Where Do We Go From Here?
Plenary