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9:00 AM: Registration – Coffee – Light Breakfast
10:00 AM: Welcome – Kinship Assembly Opening
10:30 AM: Diaspora Cafe – Interactive Session: Getting to Know Our Kinship
11:00 AM: African Diaspora Dialogues – led by Priority Africa Network and BAJI . African Diaspora Dialogues: A guide to building and strengthening ‘ties that bind’ between new and existing communities of the African diaspora in the United States. Raising PanAfrican consciousness and building transnational alliances.
12:30: LUNCH – Plenary: The State of Black Immigrants – Moderated by Carl Lipscombe, Legal and Policy Manager, BAJI.
1:30: Centering on Kinship
2:00: Workshop Session I – Deepening Analysis and Understanding – Choose 1 to attend
The Real Crime Part I – Race/Globalization/Migration
Killing Me Softly – Structural Racism, Forced Migration and Health Inequity
Black AND Muslim AND…
The Invisibles: Centering our LGBTQI Siblings in the fight for our rights
International Black Struggles
3:30: Workshop Session 2 – Deepening Analysis and Skill Building – Choose 1 to attend
The Real Crime Part II – Mass Criminalization of our Communities
Black Workers Matter – The Importance of Organizing Black Workers
On Health and Wholeness: Culturally Responsive Healing of Mind Body and Spirit
@&%#! ICE! Resisting Detention and Deportation
Black Women and Girls
The Global Human Rights Movement: Is it For or Against Us?
Dismantling Borders, Transforming Researching: The Work and Narratives of Black Immigrant Academics/Activists
5:00 PM – Fellowship Break – Caucuses and Consultants Cafe
*Consultants Cafe – Do you desire to better develop your organization? Do you think that coaching from an experienced Director of a movement building organization could help you? Sign-up to speak with an expert on community-based organizational development for one-on-one coaching.
6:00 PM Evening Plenary – Organizing at the Intersection – Moderated by Trina Jackson – Coordinator, Network of Immigrant and African American Solidarity (NIAAS).
8:00 PM Closing Reception
8:30 AM: Registration – Coffee – Light Breakfast
9:00 AM: Opening Session – Opening Griot Day 1 – Preview Day 2,3
9:30 AM: Black Immigration Network Orientation
10:00 AM: Morning Plenary: From Los Angeles to Lagos: A Local to Global Perspective on Black Liberation. Moderated by Opal Tometi, Executive Director Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
11:30 AM: Workshop Session 3- Skills and Capacity Building Workshops Choose 1 to attend
REFRAMME: Radical Education on Migration and Media Engagement – with Shanell Mathews and Manolia Charlotin
Fundraising Skills with Marjorie Fine
Shift the Culture – Culture Organizing with dream hampton
BIN Talks – Organizing Case Studies
12:30: Workshop Session 4 – Culture and Expression
African Drum and Dance
Art- Poster Making
Songs and Chants
1:30 PM: Lunch Break
2:30 PM Strategy Sessions:
Divest/Invest: Getting Our Cities Out of the Mass Criminalization Business
Labor and Economic Justice
Solidarity Across the Diaspora: Mobilizing a Global Kinship Movement
4:30 PM: Working Group Griot (Report Out) and Closing Activity
7:00 PM: Join the BAJI 10th Anniversary Gala Featuring Special Guest Goapele! Tickets at – www.BlackAlliance.org/Gala
11:00 AM: Healing – Faith Services – Holman United Methodist Church or Agapa International Spiritual Center (Choose 1)
Local Tours: Little Ethiopia or Leimert Park (Optional)
1:00 PM: In Community Sessions – Leimert Park
3:00 PM: Community Resource Fair – Prop 47, Immigration Screenings and more!
3:00 PM: Community Drum Circle
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
The 2016 Kinship Assembly will take place in sunny Los Angeles, CA. LA is home to a rich history of Black leadership in political and social justice organizing, and today boasts one of the fastest growing populations of African and Caribbean immigrants. Conference activities will take place at the historic Holman United Methodist Church in the West Adams Community.