Workshop Descriptions

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TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, ORCHARD SUITE, 2ND FLOOR


Facilitators: Jerry Blake, Dr. Adrienne Thompson, Tommy Whitlow and Charles Cole
Learn from alumni who have earned their degrees and utilized their Sacramento State and other
experiences to transform lives for leadership, success, and service. This session will provide five
key strategies for thriving in college to capitalize on Dr. King’s dream for our future, including
approaches for continued personal development and self-care.

TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, FOOTHILL SUITE, 3RD FLOOR


Facilitator: Sam Starks, MLK365
Engage in a rich dialogue and formulate your own action plan for living out Dr. King’s dream on
an everyday basis, 365 days of the year. Learn about opportunities for leadership in the community
and ways to foster a continuing movement of justice, peace, and reform.

TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, HINDE AUDITORIUM, 1ST FLOOR


Facilitator: Andrea Moore, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies
In an era of a changing political ecology, join a stimulating discussion of the key social justice issues
of our time. How do we make sense of what is happening in the world while remaining hopeful,
action-oriented, and poised to act when called on at the community and global level?

TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, CAPITAL ROOM, 3RD FLOOR


Facilitators: Dana Kivel, Community Engagement Center & Aaminah Norris, CoEd
This session will explore ways students and community members can become involved in the
Sacramento area to impact change, better understand regional needs, engage in coalition-building,
and give back as a platform of empathy and engagement. Attendees will acquire tools to build grass
roots initiatives and to become involved in service learning.

TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, REDWOOD ROOM, 1ST FLOOR


Facilitators: Paula Austin, History, and Chris Towler, Polical Science
Is the topic of race hands-off? How do we cultivate unity, diversity, equity, and an inclusive
understanding of what it takes to promote community when the dialogue is tough, perhaps stifled,
or hard to engage in? Participate in a discussion about the roles of compassion for and knowledge
of others in creating more just and equitable communities. Identify structural impediments to
anti-oppression work, learn strategies for improving communication and self-awareness, and to
learn from the movements of the past to inform a brighter future.

TIME: 3:15–4:00 PM / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY UNION, FOREST SUITE, 2ND FLOOR


Facilitators: Manuel Barajas, Sociology and Director of Center for Race,
Immigration and Social Justice
Have we really moved forward? What has changed in our communities to make the dream come
alive? What can be done to further educational, financial, and career opportunities among our most
vulnerable populations? Gather strength to build the dreams of the community while examining the
potential for community reform, workforce development, business planning, and dream awakening.