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Proposal Submission Closed!

Community Power and Collaboration: Building Alliances for Land Justice


Santa Rosa Junior College and North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) invite proposals for workshops, presentations, panels, and performances for our 7th annual We the Future Social Justice Conference, which will be held in person on Friday May 3, 2024, at the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College.  

The Key Note Speaker is Dr. César Cruz Education Activist, Author, School Designer & Co-Founder of Homies Empowerment.

This year’s theme, “Community Power and Collaboration: Building Alliances for Land Justice,” focuses on land theft as a product of settler colonial, white supremacy impacting the trajectory of generations of Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, globally. However, rather than a narrative of displacement and oppression, our conference will explore the unbroken resistance to colonialism. Sessions will focus on various ways indigenous people have survived in the face of oppression and attempted genocide and what that resistance can teach other allied movements against dehumanization and theft. Conference sessions will cover topics such as using ancestral knowledge for sustaining a relationship with the land, languages, and traditions as well as discussions of equitable access to healthcare and education. Together, we will analyze current movements, proposals, and land use policies with a critical lens towards land justice. There will be opportunities to learn about current calls for land justice, and land back coalition building, as well as efforts to steward the land and support environmental education. 

We welcome the many perspectives and approaches present in our community, and we especially appreciate submissions that are interactive, student-centered, and activity/action-oriented in their approach.