The first two days of the Racial Justice Summit, September 28 and 29, will offer virtual spaces for community building, reflection, and processing between attendees. We hope these spaces will support people in making meaning of the knowledge, invitations, and practices extended by our Virtual Keynote Speakers. Read more about our Keynote Speakers here.
Virtual Community Spaces will be offered in three ways:
Race Based Communities
People who have been racialized as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) will have opportunities to gather with others who have been racialized similarly with the intention to support healing, community, and power building with each other.
People who have been racialized as white will have opportunities to gather with others to engage in honest and vulnerable reflections on the ways that white dominance is present in their lives, and how they can be accountable for ongoing racial justice practice and action.
Race-Based Affinity Spaces are always an invitation and are not mandatory. Each person can choose what is a healthy growth edge in their journey.
**Please note that if you do not provide your race at registration you will only have access to community spaces that are open to everyone.
Communities with Others in Similar Areas of Practice
Racial justice movement building is linked and interwoven with many other dimensions of movements for justice.
Summit attendees will have the opportunity to make connections between their ongoing racial justice practice and communities working for restorative justice, gender justice, immigration justice, disability justice, climate justice, and more.
Embodied and Creative Reflection Processes
In response to the fact that people learn, unlearn, and process in different ways, we will offer spaces which will include movement, mindfulness/presence practices, and reflection through creative processes.
Creative reflective process could include poetry, visual arts, reflective writing, or other forms of creative expression.
No previous experience with any of these practices is required for these spaces.
Summit attendees will not need to pre-register for virtual community spaces. However, they will need to have completed the general Summit Registration Form with information about their identities, field of work, and areas of practice. This information will support us in making our best effort in planning for Summit experiences that are as responsive and meaningful as possible.
Attendees will receive information about how to access these spaces in their Summit booklet, as well as directly at the Hopin platform during the two virtual days of our Summit.
Important Note: Virtual Community Spaces will NOT be available for attendees with a Virtual Keynotes Only Ticket or an In-Person Only Ticket.