Overcoming Racism: Vigilance Now! is
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 and
9 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Saint Paul Campus. The event includes two days of presentations, discussion panels, workshops, keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
The conference explores vigilance and what is required in order to resist and transform the system of racial hierarchy. Participants will have the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on vigilance and racism, learn about different approaches and tools for vigilance and connect with others working to transform organizations, institutions and the community.
Registration and prices are available online. There are reduced prices for students, and indigenous people are not required to pay registration fees. Registration is open until Oct. 30. View and share the event flyer here.
In conjunction with the conference there will be a film, dinner and discussion event 5–8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in Founders Hall auditorium. Pizza will be served at 5 p.m. followed by a screening of We Rock Long Distance, the story of three Twin Cities hip-hop artists as they journey home to Ghana, Puerto Rico and Thailand. Discussion with Tou Saiko and Maria Isa, two of the film’s subjects, is 7–8 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone.