Conversation on Justice

Tuesday's Schedule of Events - January 25th, 2022

Time Session
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Morning Meditation
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Linguistic Justice and Code-Meshing
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Intersectionality and HIV: How institutional racism has shaped the HIV epidemic in the U.S
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ending Gender-Based Violence: Men as Part of the Solution
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Immigration and the New Administration
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. All Inclusive Relationships
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Film Screening and Discussion: The Reason I Jump
Conversation on Justice

Tuesday's Schedule


Morning Meditation

Pamela Ocana 

As part of our opening program, we will be guided through a 15 minute Buddhist practice known as Metta Meditation, understood as Loving Kindness.
 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Linguistic Justice and Code-Meshing

Douglas Kern and Ella Raynor

Inspired by antiracist activist Asao Inoue’s reference of peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh’s concept that writing interconnects us all, this workshop explores the links between writing and identity and the concrete ways authentic code-meshing can peacefully confront and combat racist linguistic policy and practice, leading us all toward linguistic justice.
 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Intersectionality and HIV: How institutional racism has shaped the HIV epidemic in the U.S 

Andres Acosta

The HIV epidemic globally and in the United States disproportionately affects communities of color. Four decades after the start of the epidemic we can look back and see how racism, homophobia and classism have affected the spread of the virus and led to current crisis here in the South.
 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Ending Gender-Based Violence: Men as Part of the Solution

Juan Carlos Arean

This virtual session will present –using interactive exercises- the importance of engaging men to end gender-based violence. It will explore how traditional masculinity teaches men to hurt others and to hurt themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And it will propose different roles that men can play to help end violence. By the end of the session, participants will be better able to: 1.     Discuss the importance of engaging men in ending gender-based violence; 2.     Analyze traditional male socialization from a broad, holistic perspective; 3.     Describe the roles that they can personally play to end gender-based violence.
 Time: 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Immigration and the New Administration

Attorney Nayef Mubarak

This workshop will discuss the changes in immigration with the new administration and the challenges faced due to the COVID-19. The presentation will also raise a discussion about the new updates on DACA.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

All Inclusive Relationships

Kathryn Ross -Planned Parenthood 

Everyone is in a relationship, whether it’s with themselves, a partner, a friend, or family. Unfortunately, conversations around healthy relationships tend to focus on just one: Heterosexual Romantic Relationships. But what if we could  include all relationship types with the knowledge that each one has the capacity to be Healthy, Unhealthy or Abusive? Each one has the power to negatively or positively influence our lives. Join Sexual Health Educator, Kathryn Ross,  as she engages you in discussion on around All Inclusive Relationships. Expect to learn how consent and boundaries applies to YOUR life and YOUR relationships. Additionally develop tools to shift the “Healthy Relationships” dialogue with the young people in your lives. 
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Film Screening & Discussion

Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive film explores the experiences of non-speaking autistic people around the world. 
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual