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On Monday, October 7, 2019, we are convening a diverse set of professionals to explore opportunities, actions and strategies that can be utilized to Uplift Women and Girls of Color in California. Speakers include public health and mental health practitioners, film-makers, non-profit organizations, health departments, policy-makers, funders, artists, community advocates, law enforcement and probation, researchers, school personnel, local elected officials and youth. We expect a crowd of up to 200+ participants representing dozens of organizations convening to learn more about tools and concepts that can be used to uplift women/girls of color in California.

Conference Theme

Uplifting Women and Girls of Color in California: Addressing Trauma and Promoting Mental Health Resiliency and Community Wellbeing with Native Sacred Indigenous Music and African Drumming Performance

What is the purpose of the overall purpose of the 2019 Uplifting People of Color in California conference?

Like last year, the purpose of the 2019 Uplifting People of Color in California conference is to: (1) uplift people of color; (2) convene a group of established and emerging leaders of color from California’s non-profit and government sectors; (3) provide a professional networking opportunity for early-career and mid-career professionals of color from the non-profit and governmental sectors; (4) offer high-quality continuing education focused on uplifting communities of color; (5) elevate emerging leaders of color; (6) provide a forum where people of color can speak freely about issues impacting people of color; (7) develop and track countywide and statewide policies to uplift people of color; (8) promote equity; and, (9) batter down and smash racism, injustice and inequity.

What are the 2019 conference objectives?

At the end of this conference, attendees will be able to (a) strengthen their professional networks; (b) identify and connect with potential professional mentors; (c) describe key issues faced by women and girls of color in California; (d) assess the impact of key health issues on people of color; ( e) understand the importance of intersectionality and multisectoral approaches in addressing issues faced by women and girls of color; (f) discuss the intersection of Trauma x Resiliency, Mental Health and Community Wellbeing; and, (g) identify policies, programs and actions that can uplift people of color.

Speakers/Panelists:

  • Manal Aboelata, Managing Director, Prevention Institute;

  • Sonya Young Aadam, CEO, California Black Women's Health Project

  • Dr. Stacy Ault, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work

  • Orameh Bagheri, Founder, Root Yoga

  • Assemblymember Wendy Carillo - District 51 East LA - Chair Select Committee on Uplifting Women and Girls of Color - Invited

  • Christopher Garcia - Musician

  • Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer, Community Intelligence

  • Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove - District 54 - Los Angeles - Member Select Committee on Uplifting Women and Girls of Color - Invited

  • Brian Malte, Executive Director, Hope and Heal Fund

  • Kindra Montgomery-Block, Senior Program Officer, Sierra Health Foundation

  • Josh Sugarmann, Executive Director, Violence Policy Center

  • Margaret Lynn Yonekura, Director, Community Benefit, Dignity Health

  • Miyume McKinley

  • Marc Philpart, Managing Director, PolicyLink

  • Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH, Director of Outpatient Services, LosAngeles Child Guidance Clinic

  • Kandee Lewis, Founder/Executive Director, The Positive Results Corporation

  • Mayra Jimenez, Advocacy Manager, Alcohol Justice

  • Assemblymember Shirley Weber - District 79 - San Diego area - Member Select Committee on Uplifting Women and Girls of Color - Invited

  • Rhythm Arts Alliance Drummers and Dancers

  • Dr. Acooba Scott, Founder, Acooba's Kitchen

  • Marina Scott, Founder, NuEden

  • Mikaela Randolph, Founder, Randolph Consulting

  • MORE SPEAKERS ARE BEING CONFIRMED AND WILL BE ADDED...

EVENT AGENDA:

8:30 am Check-in/Registration, Breakfast + Networking

8:50 am to 9:10 am Qi Gong Exercises for Social Justice Warriors

9:15 am to 9:25 am Welcome Statement and Conference Opening

9:30 am to 9:50 am Sacred Indigenous Musical Opening

  • Musician: Chris Garcia - Christopher Garcia Music

10:00 am to 10:30 am Opening Address: Addressing The Impact of Trauma on Communities of Color and the Importance of Building Mental Health Resiliency and Wellbeing

10:35 am to 11:05 am Keynote Address

  • Awaiting Speaker Confirmation

11:15 am to 12 Noon African Drumming and Dance

12:05 pm to 12:35 pm Lunch

12:40 pm to 1:40 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Understanding the Impact of Homicide Victimization on Latina Women and Girls - Violence Policy Center and the Hope and Heal Fund + Discussants

  • Mending Racialized Trauma - Orameh Bagheri, Founder, OraRoot Yoga

  • Building Healing and Hope - Miyume McKinley

  • Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles and Alternative Economics - Dr. Acooba Scott, Founder of Acooba's Kitchen and Vegan Chef; and, Marina Scott, Vegan Entrepreneur

  • Critical Post-Traumatic Growth - Dr. Stacey Ault, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work, Sacramento State University

1:50 pm to 2:50 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Strenghtening Mental Health Resilience among Women and Girls of Color in Urban Los Angeles - Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH, Director of Outpatient Services, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

  • The Secrets of our Success: Reducing African American Child Deaths inSacramento County - Kindra Montgomery-Block, Senior Program Officer, Sierra Health Foundation

  • Increasing Healthy Teen Relationships: Reducing Bullying and Relationship-based Sexual Violence - Kandee Lewis, Executive Director, The Positive Results Corporation

  • Fighting the Impaxct of Big Alcohol on Women, Gorls and Communities of Color - Mayra Jimenez, Advocacy Manager, Alcohol Justice

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Closing Plenary Panel Session

4:10 pm Adjourn

Event Location

The California Endowment Los Angeles Conference Center 1000 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date

Monday October 7, 2019.

Who Should Attend

People and organizations (everyone) who support and/or are working to uplift Women and Girls of Color in California are welcome to attend the 2019 Uplifting Women/Girls of Color in California Conference. Students and youth of color are strongly encouraged to attend, welcome to participate in discussions and partake in all conference events. Also, adults who work with, or whose work impacts/is intended to impact, WGOC are also strongly encouraged to attend including: Advocates, Coalition members, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, Educators, Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force participants, Mental Health professionals, My Brother's Keeper (MBK) projects, Public Health professionals, Researchers, School District personnel, Students, Teachers, Trauma Prevention, Violence Prevention experts, Youth Development,

Amenities

Continental breakfast, vegetarian/vegan lunch, snacks, tea and coffee will be available to registered attendees.

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  • Sonya Young Aadam

    Sonya Young Aadam

    CEO California Black Women's Health Project
  • Manal Aboelata

    Manal Aboelata

    Prevention Institute Deputy Director
  • Dr. Stacy Ault

    Dr. Stacy Ault

    Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work Sacramento State University
  • Orameh Bagheri

    Orameh Bagheri

    Root Yoga Founder
  • Randal Henry

    Randal Henry

    Community Intelligence Founder
  • Brian Malte

    Brian Malte

    Hope and Heal Fund Executive Director
  • Kindra Montgomery-Block

    Kindra Montgomery-Block

    Sierra Health Foundation Senior Program Officer
  • Josh Sugarmann

    Josh Sugarmann

    Violence Policy Center Executive Director



  • Sonya Young Aadam

    Sonya Young Aadam

    CEO California Black Women's Health Project
  • Manal Aboelata

    Manal Aboelata

    Prevention Institute Deputy Director
  • Dr. Stacy Ault

    Dr. Stacy Ault

    Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work Sacramento State University
  • Orameh Bagheri

    Orameh Bagheri

    Root Yoga Founder
  • African Drummers and Dancers

    African Drummers and Dancers

    Rhythm Arts Alliance
  • Chris Garcia

    Chris Garcia

    Christopher Garcia Music Musician
  • Randal Henry

    Randal Henry

    Community Intelligence Founder
  • Jahanna Blunt - Invited

    Jahanna Blunt - Invited

    Rhythm Arts Alliance Dancer/Program Coordinator
  • Shirley Weber - Invited

    Shirley Weber - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 79 Assembly Member, Member Select Committee on Uplifting Women and Girls of Color
  • Sydney Kamlager-Dove - Invited

    Sydney Kamlager-Dove - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 54 Assembly Member, Member Select Committee on Uplifting Women and Girls of Color
  • Wendy Carillo - Invited

    Wendy Carillo - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 51 Assembly Member, Chair - Select Committee on Women and Girls of Color
  • Mayra Jimenez

    Mayra Jimenez

    Alcohol Justice Advocacy Manager
  • Lesli Mitchell, LCSW

    Lesli Mitchell, LCSW

    Empowered Culture - https://www.empoweredculture.com/ Founder
  • Kandee Lewis

    Kandee Lewis

    The Positive Results Corporation Executive Director
  • Brian Malte

    Brian Malte

    Hope and Heal Fund Executive Director
  • MM Miyume McKinley

    Miyume McKinley

  • Kindra Montgomery-Block

    Kindra Montgomery-Block

    Sierra Health Foundation Senior Program Officer
  • Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH

    Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH

    Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic Director of Outpatient Services
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Acooba's Kitchen
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    Event Partner

    Hope and Heal Fund
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    Event Partner

    Violence Policy Center
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    Event Partner

    Prevention Institute
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    Event Partner

    Sierra Health Foundation
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    Event Partner

    California Black Women's Health Project
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    Event Partner

    Alcohol Justice
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    Event Partner

    Empowered Culture https://www.empoweredculture.com/
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    Event Partner

    The Positive Results Corporation http://www.prc123.org/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    RISE Design Lab http://www.risedesignlab.com/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Wellnest formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic http://www.lacgc.org/
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    Event Partner

    The California Endowment https://www.calendow.org/
  • MR Mikaela Randolph

    Mikaela Randolph

    Randolph Consulting Founder
  • Dr. Acooba Scott

    Dr. Acooba Scott

    Acooba's Kitchen Entrepreneur, Vegan Chef, Educator
  • Khari Scott

    Khari Scott

    RISE Design Lab Founder
  • Marina Scott

    Marina Scott

    NuEden Co-Founder/Creative Director
  • Josh Sugarmann

    Josh Sugarmann

    Violence Policy Center Executive Director
  • Peter Walden

    Peter Walden

    Rhythm Arts Alliance Executive Director
  • Breathe: Qi Gong Practice for Self-Healing and Wellbeing

    Breathe: Qi Gong Practice for Self-Healing and Wellbeing

    Dharma Health Institute Event Partner
  • Margaret Lynn Yonekura

    Margaret Lynn Yonekura

    Dignity Health Director, Community Benefit

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