Sponsored by ACPA and its Commission for Social Justice Educators
Campus Host: University of California - Berkeley
December 2-4, 2012
Learn or refine ways from experts to address the challenges of infusing social justice into your everyday activities and conversations. This group of insightful and experienced speakers will share their wisdom and expertise. You will learn about cutting edge and innovative campus programs and will be provided resources to help you implement or reshape programs back on your home campus.
More importantly, learn from one another. This institute gets to the heart of issues, and offers tools to assist leveraging social justice education on campuses. By educating ourselves - and our students - we can create a just global society where every person is valued.
This bi-annual institute hosted by ACPA and Commission for Social Justice Educators. Please join us for this exciting bi-annual Institute on Social Justice to put your commitment to social justice education into action.
Self-Reflection, Intersection, and Activism: Deconstructing the Myth of Single Issue Struggles
What is ‘social justice’? What does it mean to be a ‘social justice educator’? What does it take to be effective as a ‘social justice educator’? These questions are becoming increasingly important for us in this field to be able to answer, and yet the didactic answers feel too simplistic. As our understanding of social justice and issues of oppression become more complex, the essence of what is important rises to the surface.
Inspired by a quote by Audre Lorde, "There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives," we have chosen the theme for the Institute. Please join us as we challenge ourselves and each other to be reflective of our own identities and experience, to add complexity to the conversation by addressing intersections of identity, and to accept the responsibility of being able to act.
The primary purpose of this institute is to build our collective responsibility to facilitate a living and learning environment for which we all strive, and to develop understanding and respect for each other. Toward that end, the institute will bring together national experts, scholars, and student affairs educators at all career levels, institutional types and functional areas. Institute participants will:
It is open to all college student educators at all levels --student affairs professionals, faculty, administrators, undergraduate and graduate students--who are interested in and committed to building healthy, diverse communities throughout the world.
Dialogue Group Facilitators
Again this year, we have invited 10+ more experienced social justice educators to serve as coaches and small group facilitators. Each institute attendee will be assigned to a small group (Dialogue Group) that will meet a few times throughout the institute to discuss campus dilemmas and strategies/tools, as well as develop connections and networks to access after the conference!
The institute begins at 10:00am on Sunday, December 2nd and concludes at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 4th.
|Sunday, December 2, 2012|
|8:00am – Noon||Registration|
|9:00am – 9:45am||Dialogue Group Facilitator Meeting|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Welcome|
|10:30am –12:00pm||Dialogue Group #1:|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Break|
|3:00- 5:00pm||Title: Featured Speaker(s): Shakti Butler|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Dialogue Group #2: Reflections|
|6:30pm – 8:00pm||Sit-Down Dinner on Campus (Provided) Francie Kendall|
|Monday, December 3, 2012 - Intersectionality|
|8:00am -9:00am||Dialogue Group #3: Continental Breakfast|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:00am – 10:15am||Break|
|10:15am – 11:30am||Featured Speaker(s): Michael Benitez Jr|
|11:30am -12:50pm||Lunch & TED- like Talks|
|1:00-1:50||Dialogue GROUP #4:|
|2:00pm -3:00pm||Featured Speaker(s): (Brian A)|
|3:00 – 3:15pm||Break|
|3:15pm -4:15pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|4:15pm – 4:30pm||Break|
|4:30pm – 5:30pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|Berkeley Night -Out||Dinner on Your Own (Guided by Berkeley Host)|
|Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Activism|
|8:00am - 9:30 am||Dialogue Group #6: Full Breakfast|
|9:45am – 10:45am||Featured Speaker(s): Lori Patton Davis|
|11:00am –11:55am||Best Practices & Lessons Learned|
|11:55-12:05||Break to get back to Krutch|
|12:05pm - 12:45pm||TED-like Talk?|
|12:45- 1:00pm||Wrap-up and Adjourn|
|Early-bird registration - on or before November 9, 2012|
|ACPA Student Member (undergraduate and graduate)||$150|
|Student Non-Member (undergraduate and graduate)||$210|
|After November 9, 2012|
|ACPA Student Member (undergraduate and graduate)||$175|
|Student Non-Member (undergraduate and graduate)||$310|
The host hotel for the institute will be the Hotel Durant, 2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 [http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/sanfranciscoeastbay/durant]. A special institute rate of $154.00 (single and double) will be available for those who reserve their rooms before November 1, 2012. Call: 510-845-8981. Be sure to mention the “ACPA Institute on Social Justice” to receive the discounted rate. here.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) [http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp] and the Oakland International Airport [http://www.flyoakland.com//] both service the greater San Francisco bay area. Oakland would be closer to the host hotel and the University of California - Berkeley campus. However, BART has trains that take you from both airports to downtown Berkeley. Most major airlines serve these airports including Southwest, Delta, Air Tran, United, Midwest Airlines, US Airways, Frontier, and American Airlines.
Set on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a city of diverse districts and great discoveries, where visitors come for the culture, stay for the food, and depart with their imaginations, taste buds and memories fully engaged.
The view from grizzly peak
Berkeley begins a beeline east of the Golden Gate Bridge. With the SF skyline in the rear-view mirror, it travels along tree-lined boulevards and the park-like UC Berkeley campus before rising, with topographical drama, into a forested foothill range. Across its 18 square miles, Berkeley offers a cultural and culinary bounty: music and performing arts, great local shops, restaurants, and outdoor recreation.
Come for the culture
Berkeley's thriving cultural scene is home to hundreds of arts organizations, artists and performers. Creative spark infuses Berkeley with everyday wonders ranging from vibrant street art and public galleries, to major venues such as the Downtown Berkeley Arts District and Berkeley Art Museum. Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Cal Performances present world-class productions applauded by audiences and acclaimed by critics.
Stay for the food
The food scene in Berkeley is delicious and exciting. Close your eyes, place your finger on the city map, and chances are there's something fresh, local and organic to taste on the block. Berkeley is passionate about food, and it shows - on the menus of the city's innovative, influential restaurants, inside dozens of specialty food stores and stands, and at a trio of farmers' markets spread across the city each week.
A great place to wander and wonder
With so many cultural and culinary experiences to savor indoors, Berkeley balances it out with at least as many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Walking, hiking, and biking trails race along the bayfront and through the city's landmark regional parks. Visitors can enjoy championship golf and beautiful botanic gardens. Adventure-seekers will find opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking, skateboarding and sailing.
Berkeley is truly a great place to wander off the beaten path. The city's twists and turns of terrain give its neighborhoods room to establish independent personas, moods and mantras. From foodie North Shattuck and flashy Fourth Street, to hip-hop Telegraph Avenue, chic Solano Avenue and the vibrant Downtown Berkeley hub, each of Berkeley's "boroughs" has hyper-local authenticity.
Berkeley honors and celebrates its heritage with dozens of historic monuments and architectural treasures — many of which are found on and around the sylvan, park-like UC Berkeley campus. For sports fans, Berkeley is “Bear Territory,” home to the Cal Bears and within easy reach of a number of professional sports teams, including the Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.
Berkeley visitors have more places to stay and play than ever before, from "green" boutique hotels, charming independents, and B & Bs to well-known national lodging chain properties.
University of California - Berkeley
National rankings consistently place UC Berkeley's undergraduate and graduate programs among the world's best. Berkeley is home to top scholars in every discipline, accomplished writers and musicians, star athletes, and stellar scientists — all drawn to this public university by its rich opportunities for groundbreaking research, innovative thinking and creativity, and service to society. http://www.berkeley.edu/
The attire for the conference is business casual.
Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing at ACPA by November 15, 2012 less a $55 processing fee. After November 15th, there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of $20 for returned checks. A processing fee of $20 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined or to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.
Questions? Contact Tricia Fechter, Senior Director – Professional Development, Research & Scholarship, or call 1.202.835.2272.
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