Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Practical Activism Conference at UCSC

How do UCSC students (and you!) learn to change the world? Through the Practical Activism Conference on February 25, now in its 20th year. Organized, created, and presented by students, Practical Activism is a day-long conference featuring speakers, performance, interactive workshops, and a variety of hands-on creative activities and opportunities on a wide range of social justice issues.

Talk of the Bay host, Christine Barrington, goes behind the scenes with student planners Nicole Britton and Airielle Silva, along with Mark Gardner, Director of the UCSC Office of Academic and Co-curricular Programs, to discover how 20 years of practical activism has evolved its goal to provide information, tools, and opportunities to generate local and global change.

The goal of the Practical Activism Conference is to open spaces for dialogue and inclusion, for active discussion of serious issues, for questioning our privileges and assumptions, for constructive and critical engagement. As such, it is a space in which we welcome discussions of gender, sexuality, power, oppression, and the problems of heteronormativity. The student-designed and facilitated workshops at Practical Activism commonly address these and many other difficult issues that concern our community.

The 20th annual Practical Activism Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, 2023 from 10:30am-5pm at the College Nine and John R. Lewis College Multipurpose Room.  Community members are welcome at the conference.  

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