Advancing America Toward Justice
 
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We seek to inspire and activate attendees to unite in resisting and replacing the unjust policies disproportionately targeting vulnerable communities under this administration. From immigrant rights to family separation to asylum-seekers to the Muslim Travel Ban, our communities are facing enormous challenges. Yet we have prevailed, and shown that we can overcome injustice when we come together and don’t give up. We will hear from recently detained fathers, community leaders, and dedicated activists as they share their experiences and strategies in working toward social justice - for ourselves and for each other.

 

PANEL 1 | 3:30PM

Effective Advocacy

  EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY  |   Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engagement and Resistance

EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY | Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engagement and Resistance

Creating lasting change requires both engagement and resistance to effectively replace policies and reform institutions that have marginalized groups of people. This panel of local community leaders and young professionals will share their experiences and theories of change to help us see each others’ perspectives and model how we can come together to advance justice in America.

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PANEL 2 | 5:15PM

Detention to Freedom

  FROM DETENTION TO FREEDOM  |   Lessons on Advocacy from Two Detained Fathers

FROM DETENTION TO FREEDOM | Lessons on Advocacy from Two Detained Fathers

Family separation and unjust detention have increased exponentially, affecting people from different ethnic and religious communities. Through the experiences of our courageous panelists, we’ll learn how we can support and advocate for families enduring detention, separation and isolation while we work toward a just immigration system.

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BANQUET | 6:30PM

Year of the woman

  Join us as we celebrate the ‘Year of the Woman’

Join us as we celebrate the ‘Year of the Woman’

We are proud of our all-women line-up. A record number of women (over 100) were just elected into Congress; a first in U.S. history. On the heels of the midterm elections, our speakers will give their analysis of where our nation is headed on immigration, the wall, travel ban, civil rights, and a free press. Get ready for a healthy dose of energy and inspiration.

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Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!

Rapper / Poet

Associate Rabbi, Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills

 
 

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