Conference Mission Statement
Our mission is to protect people of all ages, races, genders, financial situations, and immigration statuses, regardless of justice background, by providing the necessary knowledge and support to confront injustices and abuses of power; while changing the perspectives of decision-makers by sharing stories of real-life experiences and facilitating thought-provoking discussions.
August 1st, 2017
10 AM – 4 PM | Registration begins at 9:30 AM
Columbia University School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
10:00-10:30am | Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:30-11:15am | Fortune Young Leaders Performance Piece
11:15- 11:30am | Break
11:30- 12:45pm | Panel 1: Equal: Resources, Opportunity, and Enforcement of the Law
No matter your zip code, people should be treated fairly. This panel will discuss: stop and frisk, racial profiling, mistaken identity, and not being informed of our right; all important issues affecting communities of color at alarming rates.
12:45-2:00pm | Networking Lunch
2:00- 2:15pm | Spoken Word Performance
2:15- 3:30pm | Panel 2: Building Stronger, Safer Communities
This workshop will explore the ways community members can build safer communities through community organizing, while working to improve accountability and transparency with police thereby improving relationships, and bringing sufficient resources to the community.
3:30- 4:00pm | Closing Remarks