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 next week, Tuesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 11, 2023, is now open.
Last week, we announced the conference keynote speakers, who will 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.
This week, we are excited to release our first two-plus days of sessions!
Tuesday, March 7 – CFA Bargaining and Contract Development and Bargaining Strategies Team, “Bargaining Institute: Centering Anti-Racism and Social Justice in Bargaining and Organizing (1 to 4 p.m.)
The Bargaining Institute is a three-hour session at the 2023 CFA Equity Conference that is intended to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn and become active in the 2023 bargaining campaign in ways that center anti-racism and social justice. Presenters will provide background information on our 2023 reopener and facilitate attendees with interactive and engaging exercises focused on organizing and leadership. Our goal is to equip attendees with knowledge and skills to effectively win substantial gains for faculty using organizing and bargaining tools.
Wednesday, March 8 – Equity Conference Tri-Chairs, “Welcome to CFA’s Equity Conference 2023” (10 to 11 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 8 – Ariana Brown, “We Are Owed: Language and Liberation (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
In this artist talk, Ariana Brown considers how cis-heteropatriarchy and white supremacy inform the construction of cultural and national identities. Using poems and research from her new book, We Are Owed, Brown interrogates the accepted origin stories of Mexican and Mexican American identities, focusing on histories of Black relationality and resistance in Texas and Mexico. Combining storytelling, poems, and dialogue, this artist talk emphasizes Brown’s lived experiences growing up in Texas as a Black Mexican American and links them to the larger project of anti-Blackness within Texas and Mexico.
Wednesday, March 8 – Melissa Morgan, “Telling Your Anti-Racism Social Justice Story” (3 to 4 p.m.)
This energetic workshop will help CFA chapters and activists tell their anti-racism and social justice organizing stories.
Wednesday, March 8 – Marisa Salinas and Xuan Santos, “Public Sociology: Planting Preemptive Seeds Through Wraparound Educational Empowerment” (5 to 6 p.m.)
To help erase the margins in North San Diego County Latinx community, the presenters collaborated with San Marcos Middle School, an underperforming school in the region, to promote educational social change and empowerment by centering students, families (predominantly Latinx), and staff/faculty. Our public sociological project aims to deliver a wraparound empowerment strategy where all stakeholders are heard and reminded about systemic inequality while promoting hope in these contexts.
Thursday, March 9 – SQE Representatives: Angelmarie Taylor, Courtland Briggs, Anri De Jesus, Garret Dasigan, “Strategies for Co-liberation of Faculty and Students” (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
In this presentation by representatives of Students for Quality Education participants will connect the dots between faculty, students, and current issues such as Title IX and policing on CSU campuses.