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2017 Advocacy & Policy Conference

March 5, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - March 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

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Our New Realities In California and Washington, D.C.
Analysis and Action

It’s time to answer the call to action. Join your faculty colleagues and student leaders in Sacramento to discuss policy, develop strategies, and speak to your legislators.

Just as Sacramento is the focal point for State legislative activity, FACCC’s Advocacy & Policy Conference is the centerpiece of policy, information, and advocacy for community college faculty.  This is the place where you’ll receive the most up-to-date information on budget, legislative and retirement issues, and where you’ll translate that knowledge into action. We’re going to sharpen your skills, challenge your comfort zone, and connect you with other faculty in community colleges. Our hope is that as you attend various workshops, hear from decision makers, and testimonials from other faculty, you will be encouraged to tell your story and take action.

FACCC Honors Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye 

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FACCC is extremely pleased to honor  Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye with its
California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.

An alumna of Sacramento City College (’78), Cantil-Sakauye serves as the 28th chief justice of the State of California. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011, and is the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wes Beavis

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A motivational speaker and entertainer, Dr. Wes Beavis dynamically conveys a message of hope to those wanting to succeed in all areas of their lives. Dr. Beavis utilizes his formal training in clinical psychology and expertise in self-leadership to help others optimize personal performance by effectively managing stress and avoiding burnout.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Kent Wong


A long-time advocate for labor rights, Kent Wong has served as staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union, founding president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and president of the United Association for Labor Education. He currently serves as vice president of the California Federation of Teachers and director of the UCLA Labor Center.



Who Should Attend:

  • All faculty members, union and academic senate leaders, and those who work in categorically funded programs are encouraged to attend.
  • Student leaders are also invited.


This is your opportunity to:

Hear from top decision makers on policy and budget

Lobby your legislators

Share ideas and strategies with colleagues

Gain valuable professional development



*FACCC cannot guarantee the availability of Legislators and their staff. 





 Sunday lunch and Monday breakfast included with your registration.


It is recommended 2-5 students from each campus attend the conference – excluding SSCCC and CCCAST.

Faculty members wishing to bring a larger group please contact Evan Hawkins at ehawkins@faccc.org or 916-447-8555.



Event Accommodations Sold Out
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Phone Reservation: (800) 465-4329

Parking: $16 overnight self-parking and $9 day use self-parking
Valet: $18 per day

Alternate Accommodations
Courtyard Sacramento Airport Natomas
2101 River Plaza Drive| Sacramento, CA
(2.8 miles from conference site)

The Inn Off Capitol Park
1530 N Street| Sacramento, CA
(1.4 miles from conference site)

Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento
540 Venture Oaks Way| Sacramento, CA
(3 miles from conference site)

Sacramento International Hostel
925 H Street | Sacramento, CA
(0.63 miles from conference site)

Vagabond Inn Executive – Sacramento (Old Town)
903 3rd Street | Sacramento, CA
(0.41 miles from conference site)

Thank You to Our Partners for Their Support

CCCEOPSA   SMCFA   FA2   Instruct   SRJC   united_faculty   united_faculty

 For more information please contact Director of Program Lidia Stoian at (916) 447-8555 or lstoian@faccc.org


March 5, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
March 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM


FACCC Education Institute


Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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