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The People’s Gathering Conference: Event Schedule

Text: "The People's Gathering A Revolution of Consciousness!"; Image: illustration of large group of people of many skin colors and genders

April 2, 2019

Regular Admission: $225
Groups of 5+: $202.50 (per person)
Students (outside of PLU): $125
PLU Students (undergraduate and graduate): $50

*For discount codes, contact Continuing Education (ce@plu.edu, 253-535-7722) prior to registering for the conference.

The final schedule for the conference will be released in the coming weeks, but here is an idea of what you can expect:

Conference Objectives

The conference is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to:

  • Assess their current level of cultural competence (what knowledge, skills, and resources can you build on? Where are the gaps?)
  • Increase their awareness and understanding of the depth and breadth of institutional racism and its effect on organizational diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
  • Engage in effective community, school and workplace social justice dialogues.
  • Improve interpersonal savvy.
  • Build networks across culture, community and industry.

Conference Topics

  • Institutional racism
  • Implicit bias – unconscious bias
  • Cultural awareness, literacy, & competency
  • Microaggressions
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Power, privilege, and oppression
  • Institutional racism
  • Race dialogues and knowledge communities

2019 Community Sponsors

Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor for 2019? View the sponsorship packet online or contact ce@plu.edu for more information!

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration Check-In

Light breakfast will be available (included in registration)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.General Session I
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Race Dialogue Groups
(Breaks as designated by facilitators)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch (included in registration)
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.General Session II: Keynote by Dr. Maria Chávez
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Collective Dialogue Groups
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.General Session III: Closing