The Equity Conference 2023, “Co-conspiring for an Equitable Future: Building the Social Justice Bridge,” will focus on anti-Blackness and anti-indigeneity in the CSU. Registration for this online conference to be held Tuesday, March 7 – Saturday, March 11, 2023, is now open – make sure to register and invite your colleagues!
We are excited to announce the conference keynote speakers, who will speak to this and help us in our development as co-conspirators, organizers, and mobilizers, working towards scholar activist and radical praxis, engaging activist resistance, and mounting counternarratives from the perspectives of marginalized communities. We hope you and your colleagues will attend the following keynote sessions:
Wednesday, March 8 – Andrea Ritchie, “No More Policing”
Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant survivor who has been documenting, organizing, advocating, litigating, and agitating around policing and criminalization of Black women, girls, trans, and gender noncomforming people for the past three decades. She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, and No More Police: A Case for Abolition.
Thursday, March 9 – Monishia “Moe” Miller, “Finding Our Way to Community Justice Strategies”
Monishia “Moe” Miller, CFA member leader and Cal State Fullerton faculty member in Politics, Administration, and Justice, will present on how attendees and CFA can work towards employing community justice strategies in their work. Community justice, in contrast to traditional criminal justice approaches, centers affected community members and has as a primary goal to enhance the community’s quality of life.
Saturday, March 11 – Yvonne Wheeler, “Unions Are for Everyone”
Yvonne Wheeler is the recently elected President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the second largest central labor federation in the nation. Ms. Wheeler will speak to her leadership experiences in a wide range of labor unions as well as the importance of building multiracial solidarity in the labor movement.