Program

We Are the Changemakers: A Conference for Women and Their Allies

The conference’s target audience is inter-generational, diverse, motivated women and their allies, including women of color, queer and trans women, non-binary people, male allies, people who have been involved in social movements for years and those more recently galvanized by current events – all driven by a desire to inspire positive changes and stronger leadership at the local and national level. By focusing on tools rather than issues, participants will learn how to identify and turn thought into concrete action on the issues about which they are personally passionate.

 

conference schedule

 

8:00-8:40 am:  Registration & Breakfast

8:40-8:50 am:  Jubilate!  The Women's Choir of Corvallis Performance of "Quiet"

8:50-9:00 am:  Welcome

9:00-10:00 am:  Keynote Speaker:  Walidah Imarisha

10:00-10:15 am:  Break & Relocate to Panel

10:15-11:45 am:  Breakout Panel #1

12:00-12:55 pm:  Lunch & Book Signing: Walidah Imarisha

12:45-12:50 pm:  Veteran Photo Project

12:50-1:00 pm:  Facilitated "Laughter Yoga"

1:00-1:15 pm:  Break & Relocate to Panel

1:15-2:45 pm:  Breakout Panel #2

2:45-3:15 pm:  Break & Relocate to Panel

3:15-4:45 pm:  Breakout Panel #3

4:45-5:15 pm:  Closing Remarks

5:15-6:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception-No Host Bar

*schedule is tentative & subject to change

 

Breakout Panel Topics

  • Unleash Your Inner Changemaker Through Intentional Relationship Building
  • Personal Resilience: In it for the Long Haul
  • Vulnerable Storytelling for Revolution
  • Protest & Civil Disobedience
  • Lobbying That Actually Works
  • Getting Leaders Into Power That You Agree With
  • Social Media & Digital Mobilization

 

PANELISTs & Topics

 

1. Unleash Your Inner Changemaker Through Intentional Relationship Building

Panelists: Susana Rivera-Mills, Deborah Parker, Jazmin Roque

2. Personal Resilience: In it for the Long Haul

Panelists:  Rhonda Simpson, Lisa Wells, Stacey Rice

3. Vulnerable Storytelling for Revolution

Panelists:  Trystan Reese, Mary Zelinka, Alejandra Campoverdi

4. Protest & Civil Disobedience

Panelists:  Renee Roman Nose, Harsha Walia, Lisa Gonzales

5.  Lobbying That Actually Works

Panelists:  Nan Aron, Jessamyn Sabbag, Georgie Denman

6. Getting Leaders Into Power That You Agree With

Panelists:  CM Hall, Senator Gelser, Seferiana Day

7. Social Media & Digital Mobilization

Panelists:  Amy DuFault, Kimberly McCullough, Nuala Cabral