We are no longer accepting proposals

 

Session 1: 10:45am - 11:45am

Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Santa Rosa Junior College and North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) invite proposals for workshops, presentations, panels, and performances for our 5th annual We the Future Social Justice Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday April 29, 2022, via Zoom.  

Exploring the intersections of community and organizing in the broadest sense, we welcome interactive sessions that incorporate themes of Sowing Justice, Cultivating Community and/ or Harvesting Power. We encourage addressing these themes from across disciplinary and theoretical frameworks. In these past years, many communities have been impacted in more ways than one. Communities at large have needed to survive the ongoing changes of a global pandemic in the workplace, academia, or in the community. While many strive for safety during a pandemic, others are facing additional factors in maintaining their safety. Some topics can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Police violence

  • Families are facing housing insecurities, immigration policies and family separation.  

  • Incarcerated people are left to fend for their own amid COVID outbreaks.  

  • Youth are dealing with mental health battles during a time of an unprecedented future. 

  • Reclaiming ancestral practices 

  • Getting involved on campus 

When planning a workshop, we recommend you think about how some topics above converge with the ideas of Sowing Justice, Cultivating Community, and/ or Harvesting Power. For example, a possible workshop can focus on the ways in which individuals can harvest power through community mobilizing to address inhumane immigration and detention conditions. 

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.  

For questions, contact Aaron Solorio at asolorio@santarosa.edu, or Emmanuel Lopez at elopezortiz@santarosa.edu.