In just two weeks, CFA’s Equity Conference returns. Like last year’s Equity Conference, CFA leaders will continue the theme of connecting for co-liberation; however, this year’s conference moves virtual as our meetings remain online.
Good news? The event has been expanded to Equity Week! Join CFA activists for panels and workshops March 10 through 13.
“As CFA continues to work hard for ‘rights, respect and justice’ for all our professors, lecturers, counselors, librarians, and coaches, we are maintaining our commitment to center Anti-Racism and Social Justice in all that we do,” said Sharon Elise, CFA associate vice president, Racial and Social Justice – South. “After police lynched George Floyd, we swore to double down on our work and we have.
“Extending our commitment to offer CFA members and staff development in Anti-Racism and Social Justice, we are now offering the Equity Conference every year.”
Just like last year, we expect important, yet difficult discussions as we all continue to learn and grow with our anti-racism and social justice transformation. This year, we continue our theme of “Connecting for Co-Liberation” with a series of webinars throughout what we are calling “Equity Week.” Please join us or tune in later to the recorded webinars that will be posted to our website.
Online sessions at this year’s Equity Conference currently include:
- Connecting for Co-Liberation: Podcast Leaders Talking Equity (Work and CFA Demands), hosted by CFA Leaders – March 10 at 10 a.m.
- Community Cultural Wealth, hosted by Dr. Tara Yosso, a professor and researcher who applies critical race theory to education access and opportunity – March 10 at 1:30 p.m.
- Urban Natives: In/hypervisibility, hosted by Tommy Orange, acclaimed author of There There – March 10 at 6 p.m.
- Calling in the Call Out Culture, hosted by Loretta Ross, an activist and public intellectual – March 11 at 10 a.m.
- Race and Restorative Justice, hosted by Dr. Fania Davis, a national leader on restorative justice – March 11 at 1:30 p.m.
- Equity Interrupted in the University, hosted by Dr. Shaun Harper, an American scholar on racial equity – March 11 at 6 p.m.
- Comedy Social Hour, hosted by comedian Jenny Yang – March 12 at 5 p.m.
- Transformative Change and Discomfort, hosted by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams – March 13 at 10:30 a.m.