In-Person Summit Experiences

In-Person Summit Experiences on Friday September 30 at the Monona Terrace that will require pre-registration are:

Morning Summit Institutes

Institutes will offer Summit attendees the opportunity to dedicate three hours to be in a community of practice with peers focused on a specific area of their racial justice practice. Summit attendees will be led by local, regional, and/or national guest practitioners to strengthen their personal and relational practice, as well as deepen their understanding of building community and power for racial justice and co-liberation. 

Some examples of Summit Institutes that are in development are:

  • Decolonizing Somatic Praxis | Offered in BIPOC race based community
  • Your Nervous System and Racial Justice: An Interactive exploration | Offered in white race based community
  • Finding Our Path to Generative Action | Open to all

Afternoon Generative Dialogues

These will be collective conversations with local and regional intergenerational guests that build on this year’s Summit invitation to deepen how racial justice practice is a thread in movements for restorative justice, gender justice, immigration justice, disability justice, climate justice, organizational change for equity and more. 

By connecting multigenerational and multiethnic individuals to share their stories, experiences, and insights, the generative dialogues provide attendees an opportunity to engage with a practice of examining the intertwined levels of their own stories, experiences, and insights. 

Generative Dialogues will be offered in one of the 90 minute afternoon time blocks.

Afternoon Sessions

In collaboration with local and regional practitioners, educators, artists, authors, and advocates, this year’s Summit will offer 90 minute afternoon sessions as an opportunity for attendees to be in community around a chosen area of their practice.

In collaboration with local and regional practitioners, educators, artists, authors, and advocates, this year’s Summit will offer 90 minute afternoon sessions as an opportunity for attendees to be in community around a chosen area of their practice.

Some examples of afternoon sessions that are in development are

  • Pause, Practice and Reconnect: A guided meditation to nurture your inner child and empower your future revolutionary
  • Food as Decolonial, Feminist Praxis
  • Crafting Your Compass: Reflective Practices for Sustaining Engagement in Racial Justice
  • Shalom! Intersectional Social Justice Affinity Space for Jews and Allies
  • How to Build a Multiracial Democracy

In addition to the above, this year’s Summit will also offer Pre and/or Post In-Person Experiences hosted by local collaborators around a shared interest and area of racial justice practice, such as the BIPOC Affinity Gathering hosted by Rooted at Troy Farm.

Summit attendees with a Hybrid Ticket (including Emerging and Young Adult Tickets) or an In-Person Summit Experience Ticket will receive  an email by late August/Early September with a form to pre-register for their choice of in-person experiences. 

Some in-person experiences will be offered in race-based community and indicate so in their description and access details.

In-Person Experiences on Friday September 30 at Monona Terrace Convention Center, that are Open to All Summit Attendees with no need to pre-register are:

12:30 – 4pm

  • Pop Up Market featuring BIPOC Creators and Justice Initiatives: All Summit attendees are welcome to visit featured booths from local and regional initiatives in Promenade Hall.
  • Featured Artist Exhibition: As it is becoming a tradition for our Summit, this year’s featured artist will offer an exhibition and the opportunity for attendees to learn more about their work.More details will be shared closer to the start of our the event.

4:30 – 8pm

  • Rooftop Party:  Bring your dancing shoes and join us in the joy of celebrating our ongoing journey of deep community, practice and transformative action!More details on guest performers will be shared closer to the start of the event.

COVID-19 and the In-Person Experience of the Summit

For all of our in-person experiences, we will be following the guidance of Public Health and ask that attendees wear face coverings while gathering indoors. COVID-19 vaccinations are highly encouraged for in-person Summit attendees. Hand sanitation will be readily available, and we have adjusted our capacities and space planning to allow for more space among participants while in sessions.

Important Note: While it is our intention to offer in-person experiences for hybrid ticket attendees on the 29th,  the health and safety of our attendees is our priority. Therefore, if the CDC or other Public Health officials recommend we pivot our plans for any reason, we will do so. This could mean further reducing the capacity of people per in-person session, or shifting these offerings to a virtual modality. If this alternative would not work for you, please contact Jill Pfeiffer to explore other options.