Program of Events

Saturday, February 1, 2020

César Chávez Student Center

Descriptions of individual panels will be added in the coming days. Click on the links below to explore more about each featured participant!

8 am

Continental Breakfast

Provided by Brenda's French Soul Food

9 am

Opening Ceremony and Blessing of Space Atrium Main Stage

Keynote by Saidiya Hartman

10 am

The Global Legacy of Slavery Atrium Main Stage

A conversation on the global legacy of slavery featuring Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Carlos Munõzand Ugo Nwokeji.

11 am

VèVè Clark Dedication | Atrium Main Stage and Writing Program Lounge

12 pm


Provided by Smokin Woods BBQ

1 pm

Unapologetically Black: Thriving in the Face of Anti-Blackness | Atrium Main Stage

A conversation on anti-blackness featuring Sid Reel, Marco Lindsey, Billy Curtis, Kin Folkz, and Kyndall Dowell.

2 pm

“Breaking Our Collective Silence”: A Conversation about Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon | 113
Panelists: Deborah Plant and Sarah Vaughn

Black Health and Wellness | 242
Panelists: Gwen AllenMichelle Clark, Sherilynn CookeMarco Lindsey

Meditation and Movement | 151
Workshop Leader: Sifu William Lewis

3 pm

Black Resilience in the Era of Mass Incarceration | Chávez 242
Panelists: Azahara Carter, Raymond Banks, Aaron Harvey, Cheyenne Overall, Jabar Watson

Music as Social Activism | Chávez 113
Panelists: Kim NalleyWaldo Martin, Anthony Brown, Mark Wilson

Deborah Plant on Writing & Mentorship: An Intimate Conversation | Chávez 141

Meditation and Movement | Chávez 151
Workshop Leader: Sifu William Lewis

4 pm

Honoring Black Legacy, Embodying Black Excellence | Atrium Main Stage

A conversation on Black intellectual legacy at Berkeley and beyond featuring Takiyah Franklin, Russell Ellis, Daphne Muse, Regina Jackson, and Lanikque Howard.

5 pm

Closing Ceremony

Featuring a performance by jazz vocalist Kim Nalley and pianist Tammy Hall.