6th annual Race, Poverty & Social Justice Conference Schedule                       
January 24 & 25, 2020
University of Lynchburg
Friday, January 24, 2020
TIMENAMESPEAKERTRACKROOMSESSION TYPE
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSocial Justice in Central Virginia Community Roundtable - Invitation Only EventMany Voices-One CommunityOrganizing and AdvocacyEast Room, Burton Dining Hall, Drysdale Student CenterPre-Conference Session
6:30 PM - 7:00 PMNetworking and Conversation Sponsored by the YWCA of Central Virginia Ballroom, Hall Campus CenterReception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPerspectives - Uprising: Organizing Justice on Campus and in the Community Organizing and AdvocacyBallroom, Hall Campus CenterPanel Discussion
Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PMRegistration and Continental Breakfast Schewel Hall Lobby
8:30 AM - 9:25 AMWelcome and OpeningLeslie King, Conference ChairSydnor Performance Hall
Honoring of Indeginous People & LandDan Harrison
Morning Speaker
Dr. Janice Underwood Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Closing
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMUsing the Media Tools at Your Fingertips for AdvocacyBill NoelOrganizing and Advocacy208, Schewel HallMorning Session I
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRedlining in LynchburgJohn Abell, PhDResearch and Policy214, Schewel HallMorning Session I
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMPower, Equity & PlaceJereann KingOrganizing and Advocacy 215, Schewel HallMorning Session I
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMThe New Mona Lisa: The Power of Representation in Public ArtMichelline HallArts, Culture & Media217, Schewel HallMorning Session I
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMEl Derecho de Vivir en Paz: Chile and the Rise of a Latin American Spring Vicente GonzalezOrganizing and Advocacy 231, Schewel HallMorning Session I
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMContested Masculinities in ContextJulio Rodriguez, PhDResearch and Policy231, Schewel HallMorning Session II
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMHelping White People Talk about RacismPaul BoothbyOrganizing and Advocacy217, Schewel HallMorning Session II
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMRedefining the Black Male Role Model in Education and MentorshipDerek Bell Research and Policy 208, Schewel HallMorning Session II
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMDismantling Racist Systems in Virginia: The First 25 Years of Virginia OrganizingJoe SzakosOrganizing and Advocacy215, Schewel HallMorning Session II
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMHip-Hop Pedagogy: The Inescapability of BlacknessJames WatkinsArts, Culture & Media214, Schewel Hall
12:00 PM - 1:15 PMKeynote LuncheonRuby Sales nationally-recognized human-rights activist, public theologian, and social criticBallroom, Hall Campus CenterKeynote Luncheon
1:15 PM - 1:30 PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSocial Justice in Lynchburg City Schools: How issues of Race, Migration, and Queerness are Bringing Communities TogetherVicente Gonzalez ,Tyler Milton, Reason Chandler
Organizing and Advocacy217, Schewel HallAfternoon Session I
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSocial Justice and Climate Resilience: What's the Connection?Laura Henry-Stone, PhD Karin Warren, PhDResearch and Policy208, Schewel HallAfternoon Session I
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSinging the Nation into Being: The ‘Black National Anthem’ and the Politics of PerformanceSonya Donaldson, PhDArts, Culture & Media214, Schewel HallAfternoon Session I
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMOptimizing Outcomes for Minority Students with DisabilitiesKim LemburgOrganizing and Advocacy215, Schewel HallAfternoon Session I
2:30 PM - 2:45 PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMOral History, Black Teachers, and the Meaning of ActivismDerrick Alridge, PhD, Alexis Johnson, Kristan McCullum, Hunter Holt & Danielle Wingfield-Smith, PhDResearch & Policy208, Schewel HallAfternoon Session II
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMSupporting Queer People of ColorQuan McLaurinOrganizing and Advocacy217, Schewel HallAfternoon Session II
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMLeveraging Your PrivilegeLiz Dobson, Nakesha MooreOrganizing and Advocacy215, Schewel HallAfternoon Session II
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMAn Empathy Framework for Social JusticeVance, TerraResearch & Policy231, Schewel HallAfternoon Session II
4:00 PM - 4:30 PMClosing Sydnor Performance HallClosing Session