Workshops & Spaces

Facilitate a workshop and/or caucus space at Facing Race 2012!

Workshops and caucus spaces are at the heart of a conference: it engages, educates, and impacts in such a way that can impart students with a demand to reflect, empower, and act. In order for the conference to be a successful and valuable experience, we encourage all to apply. Our hope is that each workshop demonstrates the theme and creates a space of diversity, inclusion, and community.

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING WORKSHOPS!

PLEASE SUBMIT NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH, 2012 BY 11:59 PM.


SESSION 1

Examining Our Roots and Exploring Our Identity
The purpose of this workshop session is to examine and explore the history of different people’s of color and how our uniquely distinct backgrounds and cultures have shaped our identity as a community as well as an individual. Furthermore, this workshop session will demonstrate the boundless ways that which an individual may identify, including issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, religion, and race-ethnicity.

 

SESSION 2

Investigating Our Imprisonment: Dismantling Institutionalized Oppression
The purpose of this workshop session is to survey the impact of institutionalized oppression experienced by marginalized communities of color. From immigration rights, to environmental racism, to labor rights and sex work, to criminalization and poverty, to the gentrification of families in Isla Vista, this session will strive to deconstruct the complexities of institutionalized oppression and reveal how such oppression inflict on the liberties and rights of people of color.

 

SESSION 3         

Reclaiming Our Education and Challenging the UC Crises
The purpose of this workshop session is to educate participants about the state of higher public education and the myriad consequences of this phenomenon. In particular, this session will address how the different facets intimately tied to the crisis of higher public education—including student retention, recent student movements at UC Davis and UC Irvine, and student services—have been impacted while communities like university faculty and staff as well as underserved and underrepresented communities face troubling consequences.

 

SESSION 4

Expressing Our Experiences in Art and Activism
The purpose of this workshop session is to address various arenas of action and activism, including using art as an avenue of resistance and empowerment. To this end, participants will engage both in the application of art as well as an analysis of art, including the media and pop culture as well as spoken word and music. In addition, participants will explore activism and become equipped with the tools and knowledge of how to partake in action including grassroots organizing, lobbying, backwards planning, and civil rights’ movements.