Program

We are organizing an array of panels and workshops about critical grassroots campaigns for the coming year — from campaigns rooted in protecting the rights of women, immigrants, Muslims and people of color to campaigns geared towards demanding democracy, economic justice and a healthy environment.  Don’t miss the Solidarity Sing-in in the evening!

Space is limited in the sessions listed below. Sign up here to reserve a spot. Please note: you can only sign up for one session per time slot.

The teach-in will take place at three venues — All Souls Church, The Table Church and the Columbia Heights Education Campus — all within a few blocks from each other. The specific location of each session is indicated below.

DETAILED PROGRAM

TimeProgram
1-1:30pmDoors open — Registration, Tea, Coffee & Snacks
All Souls Church, Entrance, 1500 Harvard St. NW
1:30-2:10Kickoff – Building Movements & Protecting vulnerable communities
All Souls Church, Sanctuary, 1500 Harvard St. NW
2:10-2:20Break
2:20-4:20Building Social Movements Across Race & Class (Training)
All Souls Church, Classroom 2 (Basement), 1500 Harvard St. NW
2:20-3:15Session A
Protecting Women’s Rights: What You Need to Know After the Women’s March (Panel)
All Souls Church, Sanctuary, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Pushing the Envelope: Local Campaigns in D.C. (Panel)
All Souls Church, Dining Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
The Fight to Protect Our Families’ Health Care (Panel)
The Table Church, Fellowship Hall, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Protecting the Right to Migrate During the Trump Presidency (Panel)
The Table Church, Sanctuary, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Trumped Up Trade (Panel)
All Souls Church, Eaton Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Election Integrity: Securing the Vote in the Age of Hacking (Panel)
The Table Church, Classroom B (Side Entrance, Upstairs), 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
End Homelessness! Take Action on Affordable Housing Policy (Panel)
All Souls Church, Tupper Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
What’s Race Got to Do With It? (Training)
All Souls Church, Gym (Basement), 1500 Harvard St. NW
Tools You Can Use: Tactics to Support, Defend & Expand Local Democracy (Training)
All Souls Church, Pearce Hall, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Personal Electronic Security (Training)
All Souls Church, Classroom 1 (Basement), 1500 Harvard St. NW
Mini Unconference Space
The Table Church, Classroom A (Side Entrance, Downstairs), 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
3:00-7:00Food Trucks
All Souls Church, Outside, 1500 Harvard St. NW
3:15-3:25Break
3:25-4:20Session B
Standing Green & Strong (Panel)
The Table Church, Sanctuary, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Resist, Restore & Reimagine: The Fight for Democracy in 2017 (Panel)
All Souls Church, Sanctuary, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Muslim Women Fight Back (Panel)
All Souls Church, Dining Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Racial Equity in 2017 (Panel)
All Souls Church, Pearce Hall, 1500 Harvard St. NW
New Vision, New Alliances, New Power: The Global Movement in the Trump Era (Panel)
The Table Church, Classroom B (Side Entrance, Upstairs), 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Trump’s Corporate Cabinet Nominees: Reigning the Swamp (Panel)
The Table Church, Fellowship Hall, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Standing Indivisible: Practical Steps For Resisting the Trump Agenda (Panel)
Columbia Heights Education Campus, Cafeteria, 3101 16th Street NW
Sanctuary: Keeping Targeted Groups in Our Communities Safe Under Trump (Panel)
All Souls Church, Eaton Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Transforming Our Country From the Inside Out (Wellness Panel)
All Souls Church, Tupper Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Organizing on Safety Pins & Needles (Training)
Columbia Heights Education Campus, Classroom 2, 3101 16th Street NW
Youth Advocacy & Organizing (Training for Youth)
All Souls Church, Longfellow Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Let Her Learn: Stopping the Push-out of Girls of Color from our Schools (Training)
All Souls Church, Classroom 1 (Basement), 1500 Harvard St. NW
Nonviolent Direct Action (Training)
Columbia Heights Education Campus, Classroom 1, 3101 16th Street NW
Mini Unconference Space
The Table Church, Classroom A (Side Entrance, Downstairs), 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
4:20-4:30Break
4:30-5:30Large Unity Panel: Our Intersectional Fight for Democracy
All Souls Church, Sanctuary, 1500 Harvard St. NW
5:30-5:40Break
5:40-6:35State Caucuses (Connect & plan engagement in state & local campaigns)
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI – All Souls Church, Gym, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Mid-Atlantic: DE, NJ, PA, WV – All Souls Church, Dining Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
NY – All Souls Church, Eaton Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Northeast: CT, ME, NH, RI, VT – All Souls Church, Tupper Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
NC, SC – All Souls Church, Longfellow Room, 1500 Harvard St. NW
MA – All Souls Church, Classroom 1, 1500 Harvard St. NW
Southeast 1: FL, GA – All Souls Church, Classroom 2, 1500 Harvard St. NW
MD – The Table Church, Sanctuary, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
VA – The Table Church, Fellowship Hall, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
West Coast: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA – The Table Church, Classroom B, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW
Southwest: AZ, CO, NM, NV, TX, UT – Columbia Heights Education Campus, Auditorium, 3101 16th Street NW
DC – Columbia Heights Education Campus, Cafeteria, 3101 16th Street NW
Central: AR, KS, MO, NE, OK – Columbia Heights Education Campus, Classroom A, 3101 16th Street NW
North Central/Mountain: ID, MT, ND, SD, WY – Columbia Heights Education Campus, Classroom B, 3101 16th Street NW
Southeast 2: AL, KY, LA, MS, TN – Columbia Heights Education Campus, Classroom C, 3101 16th Street NW
6:35-6:45Break (head over to solidarity sing-in)
6:45-8:30Solidarity Sing-in & Closing by Nina Turner
All Souls Church, Sanctuary, 1500 Harvard St. NW


DETAILED PROGRAM

1:30-2:10
Kickoff: Sign Up Here
Tara Houska @zhaabowekwe
Director, Honor the Earth; Native American Advisor to Bernie Sanders; #NoDAPL Water Protector
Rev. Lennox Yearwood @RevYearwood
President, Hip Hop Caucus
Ralph Nader @RalphNader
Consumer Advocate, Lawyer, Author

2:20-3:15
Session A: Pick One and Sign Up Here

Panel: Protecting Women’s Rights: What You Need to Know
This session will highlight the interconnecting threats to women’s rights and what you need to know to engage following the Women’s March. More details here.

Rachel Lyons @espressodog
Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Partnership for Women & Families
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas @jgonzalez_rojas
Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Fatima Goss Graves @FGossGraves
Senior Vice President for Program, National Women’s Law Center
Jacqueline Ayers @JacqAyers (Invited)
Washington, DC Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

Panel: Pushing the Envelope: Local Campaigns in D.C.
While the District has a strong progressive track record, many long time residents and working families feel left behind, and that the city’s priorities are out of balance. This panel will discuss the struggle for statehood, our housing affordability crisis, DC’s role as a sanctuary city and several ongoing campaigns to increase the power of everyday District residents.

Jeremiah Lowery @JeremiahLowery1
Ombudsman, DC for Democracy
Dyana Forester @DaOrganizer
Community & Political Lead Representative, UFCW Local 400
Claudia Barragan @DCbarragan
Many Languages, One Voice
Diana Ramirez @rocunited
Director, ROC United DC

Panel: The Fight to Protect Our Families’ Health Care
The first item on President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ agenda for 2017 is to take health care away from 22 million people, devastate state budgets by block granting Medicaid and turning Medicare over to Wall Street. Come learn about the dire need to mobilize millions of angry Americans against the Republican plan for health care, which would devastate families, health care providers and state budgets for years to come.

Margarida Jorge @Women_EqualityC
Coordinator, Healthcare for America NOW!, National Director, Women’s Equality Center
Dwayne Royster @PICOnetwork
Political Director, PICO National Network
Manan Trivedi, MD @MananTrivedi
President, National Physicians’ Alliance

Panel: Protecting the Right to Migrate During the Trump Presidency
Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to deport, place religious litmus tests, and terrorize immigrants and refugees. Those who care about justice must be prepared to defend the rights of immigrants and refugees to ensure that families remain together and refugees are continued to be allowed to enter the country. We will discuss immigrant rights and strategies to protect those rights. We will hear from refugees and learn how we can ensure that refugee resettlement work continues.

Jen Smyers @CWS_global
Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy, Church World Service
Thomas J. Mills @NJFON
Attorney. Justice for Our Neighbors
Isaias Guerrero @communitychange
Immigration Regional Organizer, Center for Community Change
United We Dream speaker (to be announced)

Panel: Trumped Up Trade
Can we rely on a man who is a walking, talking, tweeting multinational corporation himself to deliver on a campaign promise to fix trade policy in support of U.S. workers? At this panel, we’ll talk NAFTA renegotiation, the specific points that must be in a replacement deal, and how we’re going to organize to win the deal we need.

Melinda St. Louis @PCGTW
International Campaigns Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
Rose Espinola @PCGTW
National Field Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

Panel: Election Integrity: Securing the Vote in the Age of Hacking
The 2016 election cycle was marred by confirmed hacks on voter registration databases and campaign committee emails. Following the election, the Green Party litigated for recounts in 3 states to try to confirm that the outcome was correct and had not been altered by hacking. This panel will review what we learned from the recount process, the vulnerabilities and strengths of the voting systems deployed around the country, how election officials at the state and county level can deploy low tech procedures for detection and prevention of hacking, and what activists can do to help make it happen.

Allegra Chapman @ChapmanAllegra
Director of Voting and Elections, Common Cause
Jeremy Epstein @VerifiedVoting
Virginia Verified Voting
Wendy Fields @WendyFieldsDI
Executive Director, Democracy Initiative
Aquene Freechild @Aquene1
Co-Director, Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign
Christy Setzer @christyNHC
President & Founder, New Heights Communications

Panel: End Homelessness! Take Action on Affordable Housing Policy
Homelessness is the result of policy decisions, and it persists because of declining federal investment in safe, decent, and affordable housing programs proven to reduce homelessness. Presenters will discuss ongoing campaigns to end the shortage of affordable housing nationally and spotlight effective local organizing on this crucial issue.

Joey Lindstrom @JosephLindstrom
Senior Organizer for Housing Advocacy, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Awesta Sarkash @cnhed
Director of Advocacy, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Training: What’s Race Got to Do With It?
This training by and for white people will help us examine and explore, in an interactive way, the intersection of race with the various issues that have inspired us to take to the streets in protest of Trump and what he stands for, and plan for how to take this new learning into our future activism.

Facilitated by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

Training: Tools You Can Use, Tactics to Support, Defend & Expand Democracy in Your Communities
This training will provide first-hand accounts on how to organize effectively in your community to support democracy efforts. From creating small donor driven elections to protecting and expanding the right to vote, this workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and insight they’ll need to get started with advancing reforms in their own town or city.

Rio Tazewell @RioTazewell (Moderator)
Government By the People Campaign Manager, People For the American Way
Daniel Newman @DanielGNewman
President and Cofounder, Maplight
Joanne Antoine @joanne_antoine
State Outreach and Engagement Manager, Common Cause
Lindsey Berger @lindseyberger
Co-founder, Executive Director, UnKoch My Campus
Sakina Bennett @bennett516
VVAP Organizer, New Virginia Majority

Training: Personal Electronic Security
Come learn about easy steps you can take to make your electronic devices more private and secure.

Jabari Zakiya @jzakiya
Cofounder, 3rdeye Technology

Mini Unconference Space
Have an idea, a skill set or story you want to tell in 10 min or less? Sign up for a mini- unconference slot the day of the Teach-In and share what you know! Topics as well as open slots will be posted at Registration.

2:20-4:20
Training: Building Social Movements Across Race and Class
(Application Required, Space is Limited)
We must learn how to build stronger multi-racial and cross-class alliances to ensure long-term success that benefits collective communities, not just those with privilege. This interactive popular education workshop will begin to explore how our own race and class backgrounds affect our work for social change. More details here.

Anne Phillips @ClassismExposed
Executive Director, Class Action
Shane Lloyd
Assistant Director, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale University
Lizzy Jean
Co-Director and Founder, Deep Abiding Love Project

3:25-4:20
Session B: Pick One and Sign Up Here

Environmental Panel: Standing Green & Strong
Come get answers to the question of “what can I do?” by learning how you can be part of the movement defending our planet and democracy. This diverse panel of leaders actively fighting for Native and environmental justice defense, fossil fuel resistance, climate policy defense and restoring our common democracy will highlight intersectional strategies to fight and win on climate in 2017.

Lydia D. Avila @lydiavila
Executive Director, Power Shift Network
Wendy Fields @WendyFieldsDI
Executive Director, Democracy Initiative
Jon Fox @JonKitsune
Senior Democracy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth – United States
Shayda Edwards Naficy @sojournshay
Director, International Water Campaign, Corporate Accountability International

Democracy Panel: Resist, Restore & Reimagine: The Fight for Democracy in 2017
This panel will cover core threats to our democracy such as big money in politics and voter suppression. We will explore how these systemic challenges affect the integrity of our political institutions and discuss various efforts to protect and expand the right to vote and create a system that works for all people, not just the wealthy and privileged. More details here.

Lisa Gilbert (Moderator) @Lisa_PubCitizen
Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch
Nicole Austin-Hillery @BrennanCenter
Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Law and Justice
Marge Baker @margebaker
Executive Vice President, People For the American Way
Jasmine Gomez @jasminegomez528
Attorney & Democracy Honors Fellow, Free Speech For People
Susan Mottet @EveryVoice
State Legislative Director, Every Voice

Panel: Muslim Women Fight Back
Muslim women are uniquely targeted by structural Islamophobia because we occupy multiple identities. This panel and discussion will offer a snapshot into ways Muslim women are organizing to fight back locally in our communities. We will also share some concrete ways people can stand in solidarity with Muslim communities and support Muslim women in their resistance.

Darakshan Raja @DarakshanRaja @WashPeaceCtr
Co-Director, Washington Peace Center
Dr. Sahar Shafqat @Sahar_Shafqat @WashPeaceCtr
Board Member, Washington Peace Center
Dr. Debbie Almontaser @DebbiAlmontaser @aadctweets
Board Member, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Asha Mohamood Noor
Civic Engagement and Advocacy Specialist, TAKE ON HATE

Panel: Racial Equity in 2017
Hear from experts on criminal justice and police reform, environmental justice and racial profiling in national and local policy. This panel will identify issue areas with active legislation and policies, and provide education resources and advocacy tools to directly engage in grassroots mobilizing for positive change.

Arjun Sethi, Esq. @arjunsethi81
Writer and Consultant, Adjunct Professor of Law
Ngozi Ndulue @NAACP
Senior Director of Criminal Justice Programs, NAACP
Parisa Norouzi @EmpowerDC
Executive Director, Empower DC
Raul Garcia @Earthjustice
Legislative Counsel, EarthJustice

Panel: New Vision, New Alliances, New Power: The Global Movement in the Trump Era
This panel reflects work over the last few years to break down barriers between “international” and “domestic” issues, reflecting the way all issues are becoming globalized — as the Trump election, Brexit and rise of the European and Japanese nationalist right-wing movements, and of militarist nationalism the world over, demonstrate. It will feature panelists from two important movements, against nuclear weapons and for workers’ rights, under the aegis of a new connective group, the Global Progressive Hub.

Michelle Dixon @globalprogress
Co-director, Global Progressive Hub
Alison Aguilar @CISPES
Board, CISPES – Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; AFL-CIO representative, Trade Union Conference of the Americas
Mary Kaszynski @PLOUGH_SHARES
Deputy Director of Policy, Ploughshares Fund

Panel: Trump’s Corporate Cabinet Nominees: Reigning the Swamp
On the campaign trail, Trump pledged to “Drain the Swamp” and provide a voice for the average person in Washington. From corporate CEOs to mega-donors, from climate change deniers to a nominee so bigoted that Republicans denied him a position as federal judge, from a Treasury Secretary nominee known as the “Foreclosure King” to a Secretary of Labor pick known for fighting against workers’ rights and a Secretary of Education known for her efforts to privatize schools, Trump’s nominees are the very special interests he promised to send packing. Come learn more about Trump’s nominees, what we can do to prevent them from being approved by the Senate and how we can expose his #RiggedCabinet so Trump voters understand who their President-Elect really is: a plutocrat, not a populist.

Hilary Shelton @HilaryOShelton @NAACP
Director, Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, NAACP
Emily Martin @nwlc
General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice, National Women’s Law Center
Liz Kennedy @LizKennedy_
Director, Democracy and Government Reform, Center for American Progress
Ben Wickler @benwikler
Washington Director, MoveOn.org
Janet Redman @JanetRedman_DC
U.S. Policy Director, Oil Change International

Panel: Standing Indivisible: Practical Steps For Resisting the Trump Agenda
To stop Trump from reshaping America in his own image and undoing the progress we have made in the last eight years, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Former Congressional staffers and local organizers will offer practical steps for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. Together, we have the power to resist — and we have the power to win.

Angel Padilla @AngelRafPadilla
Co-founder, Indivisible Guide; Policy Analyst, National Immigration Law Center; Former Legislative Assistant, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

Panel: Sanctuary: Keeping Targeted Groups in Our Communities Safe Under Trump
Participants will learn how to connect with the sanctuary movement and how to implement sanctuary within their own communities and congregations. Sanctuary will likely be a necessary strategy during the presidency of a candidate who ran on a platform of mass deportation. It has never been more critical to understand how sanctuary works, how your congregation or community can participate or support in building a sanctuary community and how to ensure your efforts are more helpful than they are hurtful.

Thais Marques @Thais_tweets @CosechaMovement
Volunteer Organizer, Movimiento Cosecha
Kristin Kumpf @kriskumpf
Director of Organizing, The United Methodist Church
Katheryn Johnson
Organizer, Sanctuary DMV

Workshop: Transforming Our Country From the Inside Out
Join CTZNWELL for a community practice that bridges personal transformation and social change.
Join us as we explore the practices that enable us to show up for the work that needs be done, while creating the space to heal and care for one another so we can thrive along the way. Through meditation, movement, contemplation and conversation, we will examine the role of wellbeing in our activism, community building and political engagement. Together we will cultivate the capacity and courage to engage boldly in the issues that impact the wellbeing of people and planet.

Kerri Kelly @kkellyyoga
Founder and President, CTZNWELL

Training: Organizing on Safety Pins & Needles
This training will focus on community organizing in the service of marginalized communities without recreating systems of oppression. Topics will include intersectional advocacy, privilege and productive silence, effectiveness of white-led anti- racism work, uplifting without contributing to erasure, and why Donald Trump shouldn’t change everything in terms of how we organize.

Didi Delgado @theDiDiDelgado
Black Lives Matter (BLM) Cambridge/Unitarian Universalist Association
Mari G
Black Lives Matter (BLM) Cambridge
Leslie Mac
Black Lives Unitarian Universalist Organizers Collective (BLUU)

Training: Youth Advocacy & Organizing (For Youth)
Together we will identify social justice advocacy and community organizing strategies that are safest and most effective for youth organizers in this political climate. We will also identify resources we need to cultivate in order to support and sustain our work in improving #thefuturedc and beyond.

Aiyi’nah Ford @aiyinah
Executive Director, The Future Foundation
Eleadah Clack @based_clacky
Community Programs Manager, The Future Foundation
Zena Whitworth @Cool_educator
Educator, Prince George’s County Public Schools

Training: Let Her Learn: Stopping the Push-out of Girls of Color from our Schools
Schools are unfairly pushing girls out. They suspend girls for minor stuff—like going against strict dress codes or “talking back.” In general, schools suspend Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaskan Native girls at higher rates than white girls. Join the National Women’s Law Center for a workshop on how to identify problem policies at the school level and implement a code of conduct that works for all students. All participants will be provided a toolkit in both English and Spanish. This training and toolkit will help you find out if your school’s discipline policy treats girls of color fairly. The training will also provide information on what rights girls have in school and what you can do to change your school policy.

Adaku Onyeka-Crawford @nwlc
Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
Nia Evans @niatonitone
Engagement and Mobilization Associate, National Women’s Law Center

Training: Nonviolent Direct Action
We will look at nonviolent direct action within the broader frame of civil resistance, exploring why nonviolent struggle is a strategic form of political action and how we can maintain nonviolent discipline to reap those strategic benefits.

Curt Ries @Curt_Ries @demspring
Deputy Mission Director, Democracy Spring

Mini Unconference Space
Have an idea, a skill set or story you want to tell in 10 min or less? Sign up for a mini- unconference slot the day of the Teach-In and share what you know! Topics as well as open slots will be posted at Registration.

4:30-5:30
Large Unity Panel: Our Intersectional Fight For Democracy
Sign Up Here

Cornell William Brooks @CornellWBrooks
President & CEO, NAACP
Lily Eskelsen Garcia @Lily_NEA
President, National Education Association
Robert Weissman @Public_Citizen
President, Public Citizen
Ilyse Hogue @ilyseh
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Congressman Jamie Raskin @jamie_raskin @RepRaskin
U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland’s 8th District
Tefere Gebre @Tefere_Gebre
Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO

5:40-6:35
State Caucus Breakouts: Sign Up Here

J21 State Breakout Sessions are an opportunity for everyone to meet in groupings by state, to make connections, learn about ongoing or upcoming campaigns and actions, and build and expand state and local organizing networks. We encourage all of you currently active and engaged at the state and local level to use this time to reach out to people coming to DC for the March who may not be plugged in, and to build solidarity across existing groups and issues.

We encourage each set of state breakout group participants to walk away with, at a minimum, a contact list, a way to stay in touch, a calendar of upcoming actions or events and a plan to reconvene in your state after the march. We will provide a sample agenda and some basic tools for note taking and timekeeping, the rest is up to you!

Please bring your ideas, actions and campaigns and/or help facilitate. Sign up here if you can help.

If you haven’t eaten before this session, pick up food at food trucks outside All Souls Church before going to your state breakout. Locations for each state can be found above.

6:45-8:30
Solidarity Sing & Closing by Nina Turner: Sign Up Here

A unique singing event that reflects our commitment to sanctuary and solidarity. We will learn and sing Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” by candlelight in the All Souls Sanctuary. It will be recorded and made into a shareable video. Open to everyone — families are especially welcome! A joint event between All Souls and the J21 Teach-In.

Nina Turner @ninaturner
Board Member, Our Revolution; Former National Surrogate to Bernie Sanders

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