2020 Leaders of Color Institute

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November 7th and 14th




Saturday, November 7th  


10:30-11:30am (EST)

Mentor/Mentee Mixer

12-1pm (EST)

Welcome and Michael Bobbitt Keynote

1:30-2:45pm (EST)

Embracing New Perspectives on Research
(Presenters: Lenora Inez Brown and Sindy I. Castro)                                              

3:15-4:30 pm (EST)

 Session #1: Your Play, Your Voice
Presented by Alvaro Saar Rios

 Session #2: Capacity Building
Presented by Brisa Areli Muñoz

5-6:15 pm (EST)

Session #3: 
How to Be You In White Spaces
Presented by Chil Kong

 Session #4: 
Undoing Settler Colonialism
Presented by Annalisa Dias and Tara Moses
(of Groundwater Arts)

6:30-7:30pm (EST)

Happy Hour/Dine Around

Working as a BIPOC staff in predominantly 
white organizations or space.
Hosted by Kiyoko Sims

Saturday, November 14th


10:30-11:30am (EST)

Mentor/Mentee Mixer

12-1pm (EST)

Stephanie Ybarra Keynote

1-1:30pm (EST)

All Group Conversation/Activity
(Facilitated by Sindy I Castro and Carla Gomez Klein)

2-3:15pm (EST)

Session #5: Building a Pipeline
Presented by T. Oliver Reid

 Session #6:
Where My People At, or How to Win Friends and Influence Your World
Presented by Dawn M. Simmons

3:45-5pm (EST)

Session #7: 
Reframing Relationships through Story:
Building a Just Workplace

Presented by Michael John Garcés

Session #8:
A Conversation with Lady Shug: Intersections of Queerness, Performance, Culture, and Activism
Presented by Joel Jason Rodriquez and Lady Shug

5:30-6pm (EST)

Closing and Reflection
(Facilitated by Josh Streeter and Sindy I. Castro)