Registration Still Open for Saturday’s Conference on Community Activism
For everyone who said “OK what’s next — how can I make a difference?” following the Women’s March or the March for Science, this conference is for you. The Diversity Coalition of Lincoln County is presenting PLACE (Preparing Local Activists for Community Engagement) at Oregon Coast Community College on May 20th from 9am to 4:30pm. If your schedule only allows you to come for part of the day, that’s fine too! Just let us know which part of the day you can attend when you register online.
The PLACE Conference will include presentations and workshops led by local activists working for social, political, and environmental justice. Kicking off the day will be a panel discussion representing vulnerable communities in Lincoln County: Native Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ, Transgender, Houselessness, Immigration, and Senior Citizens. Each panelist will talk about the emerging issues for their particular community, and offer suggestions for ways you can be a supportive ally. The panel will be moderated by Franki Trujillo-Dalbey, a second generation Latina, retired college professor, and diversity trainer. Trujillo-Dalbey is currently on the board of the Central Oregon Coast NOW, and is board president of KYAQ 91.7FM; she also plays electric bass in the blues band, The Dalbey Gang.
See the full schedule at: www.placeconference.org/schedule/ .
Registration is $25, or $10 for students, with full stipends available, and includes:
Full day conference (one large panel discussion, plus your choice of several workshops and panels on different topics (see the schedule for details)
An optional two hour intersectionality workshop led by Franki Trujillo-Dalbey
Live music by Barbara Lee Turrill during the lunch break
Coffee and snacks throughout the day
Information tables by a large variety of Lincoln County organizations that are working toward social justice so you can learn more about what’s going on in your community and how to help.
PLACE is sponsored by the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation, Oregon Central Coast PFLAG, Our Sisters Place, Centro de Ayuda, Yachats Presbyterian Church, KYAQ, Peace Village, Mo’s Chowder, Oregon’s Choice and Thompson Sanitary.