Our Voices, Our Stories:
Building Community in Times of Crisis
March 12, 2016 from 10AM-5PM in the Soda Center at St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA.
Price: $40 for the full conference, $15 for the keynote address
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This year's theme 'Our Voices-Our Stories: Building Community in Times of Crisis' will provide space for participants to grapple with the aftermath of events leading to #BlackLivesMatter, a spike in incidents of Islamophobia, a feeling of vulnerability for immigrants and more.
Speaking at this event will be Dr. Marcia Chatelain, the creator of #FergusonSyllabus and a specialist on race, gender, and social movements in America.
Dr. Chatelain will talk about how #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and other recent calls for justice challenge us to consider how we can contribute to these struggles. Dr. Catelain will provide the audience with insights that can help us navgate such an overwhelming moment, as well as help the community better understand the range of responses to the critical questions that the fight against sexism, xenophobia, racism, and homophobia inspires. With honesty and an attention to all the emotions that arise when we have difficult dialogues, Dr. Chatelain's presentation will help all of us find our place in such an important moment.
Questions we plan to address:
How does gender play into these issues?
How can we find our voice when many people are feeling disempowered or silenced?
How can we impact positive change within our communities?
How can we be the change we wish to see?
How can we be allies to each other?