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2021 Advocacy & Policy Conference
Friday, March 12, 2021, 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM PST
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Building a Just Future: From Hope to Action


Barbara Ransby, PhD

Professor of History, Gender and Women's Studies, and African American Studies

Dr. Ransby is not only a historian and writer but also a long-time activist.  She was deeply involved in the anti-Apartheid/ Free South Africa movement in the 1980s and later co-founded a number of organizations including: The Ella-Baker Nelson Mandela Center, Ella’s Daughters, and African American Women in Defense of Ourselves.  She is a founding member of the national organization Scholars for Social Justice and works closely with The Movement for Black Lives and the multi-racial coalition, The Rising Majority.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, and the grassroots Chicago-based, Equity and Transformation, (E.A.T.) a group that supports formerly incarcerated persons and those working in the informal economy.

Virtual Event

Who Should Attend?

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

This is your opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues across the state, participate in professional development sessions, and hear from top decision-makers on policy and budget.

Conference Rates 

Member Full-Time $50  |  Member Part-Time $20

Non-Member Full-Time $100  |  Non-Member Part-Time $40

                 Retired Faculty $20  |   Students $20                          

Schedule will be posted shortly. 

Week of Action

This year, instead of legislative visits in the State Capitol, we are very excited to announce that the Advocacy & Policy Conference will have a "Week of Action" during the week following the conference. More details will be announced soon. 


Contact: Lidia Stoian, Director of Program and Development | 916-447-8555 | [email protected]