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2020 Advocacy & Policy Conference

March 8 - 9

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Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University. He is also a founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland (www.rosesinconcrete.org) and the Community Responsive Education Group (www.communityresponsive.org).

As a classroom teacher and school leader in East Oakland for the past 27 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students. Duncan-Andrade lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools.


Legislator of the Year Award Recipient

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins


Toni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va.

“Throughout her career, Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community.”

Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community. She lives in the South Park community of San Diego with her spouse, Jennifer, and their dog, Joey.

California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award

Assemblywoman Christy Smith


A graduate of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Christy attended College of the Canyons and graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduating, Christy started her career in public service as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Education.

Christy eventually returned to California with her husband to raise their family. While raising their two daughters, Christy was very active in local education, serving as a PTA and site council member before being elected to the Newhall School Board in 2009. She additionally founded the Valencia Valley Technological Education Foundation and served as its initial Chair.

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.
  11.20.19– 1.31.20  2.1. – 2.28
FACCC Member Rates
Member Full-Time $250    $290
Member Part-Time $180    $220
Sunday Only Full-Time $220    $260
Sunday Only Part-Time $120    $140
Monday Only Full-Time $180    $220
Monday Only Part-Time $100    $120
Non-Member Rates
Nonmembers Full-Time $350    $390
Nonmembers Part-Time $280    $320
Sunday Only Full-Time $320    $360
Sunday Only Part-Time $220    $240
Monday Only Full -Time $280    $320
Monday Only Part-Time $200    $220
Retired Faculty Rate
Both Days $100    $110
Sunday Only $90    $100
Monday Only $80    $90
Student Rate
Both days $140    $160
Sunday Only $90    $100
Monday Only $80     $90



Sunday, March 8,  10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Monday, March 9,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm, followed by legislative visits at the Capitol


$20 day/self parking
Valet parking: $26


Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza

Group Code AF3 will populate automatically when you use the booking link.

Guests can call 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) and refer to Group Code AF3. Group rate: $123

Alternate Accommodations

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

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

Contact Information

Lidia Stoian, Director of Program and Development | 916-447-8555 | lstoian@faccc.org 


March 8
March 9


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