The Program-November 21st, 2015 Symposium

We are excited for this tentative schedule to become more detailed in depth and scope as we move forward.

November 21st

8:30-9:00 Networking/Refreshments

9:00-9:30am Land Acknowledgement, Welcoming and Introductions. 

9:30-11:00am What is Transformative Social Change? 

This panel will set the context for the rest of the symposium by exploring the history of this emergent approach to social action. What is it? How has it emerged? Why is it important? How are you already involved?

11:15am-12:15pm Transformative Justice and Education

The purpose of this panel is to synthesize theories of transformative/restorative justice with its application in pedagogy and education. Specifically, how can we break down traditional systems of oppression through transformative approaches to education?

12:15-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Connecting Environmental Justice to Transformative Justice

This panel will focus on how environmental work connects with transformative justice, and will highlight the different strains of work being done both to resist environmental injustice and to build alternative communities/socio-ecological spaces.

2pm A performance by Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW)

2:30-3:30pm Criminalizing the oppressed: Transformative perspectives on citizenship, belonging, and the prison.  

This panel will explore the ways in which an expanding carceral state is being used to manage social and economic insecurity. How are people punished on the basis of their movement, race, status, gender conformity etc.

3:30-5:00pm  Open Space activity: This facilitated open space will be an opportunity to contribute to, or lead a dialogue that will begin to translate theory into action.

November 22nd

9:00-11/ noon: Follow-up collaboration on action plans.