Bring It Back, Take It Forward Conference Schedule: See You There

In my last post, I wrote about the upcoming activists’ conference at University of Michigan this coming weekend. Here’s the conference schedule, with times and locations.

A list of community and U-M sponsors is at the bottom.

Quick summary of times:

  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: open dialogue session beginning at 12 p.m.

Quick summary of locations:

  • Friday and Saturday: Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor
  • Sunday: School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor


FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 

Session 1 – (10:00 AM -12:00 PM)

Rackham Amphitheater

Black Action Movement (BAM), Anti-racism and Pro-diversity Activism Panel featuring Joann Watson, Hank Bryant, and Ron Scott.

Session 2 – (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Health Activism Panel featuring James C. Mitchiner and Carrie Rheingans

Session 3- (3:15 PM to 5:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Immigrant Rights Panel featuring Arturo Rodriguez, Mohammad Abd,  Evelyn Galvan, and Laura Sanders with Moderator Adriana Lopez

Session 4 – (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Labor and Economics Panel featuring Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Baker, and Yousef Rabhi with Moderator Rebekah Warren

Movement Panel: What is ‘IT’? featuring Bill Ayers, Rick Feldman, Laura Russello, Ron Scott, and Bob Zellner with Moderator Alan Haber


Session 5 – (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Rackham Amphitheater

Environmental Panel featuring Parker Pennington IV and Bunyan Bryant

Session 6 – (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Rackham Assembly Hall

Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay (TBLG) Panel featuring Caitlin Ehlers, Katie Strode, and Donna Wasserman with Moderators Jim Toy and Laura Wernick

Session 7 – (10:45 AM – 12:30 PM)

Rackham Amphitheater

Independent Media from the Underground Press to Today Panel featuring Mike Dover, Roshaun Harris, Ken Wachsberger, Harvey Wasserman, and John Woodford with Moderator Mary Morgan

Session 8 – (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Feminist Panel featuring Jan BenDor, Kathy Fojtik Stroud, and Catherine McClary

Session 9- (3:15 PM to 5:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Peace Panel in honor of Professor J. David Singer featuring Alan Haber, Odile Hugonot Haber, Judith Kullberg, Andy Lichterman, Richard Stahler-Sholk. and Paul Williamson

Session 10 – (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Free Speech Session with Jonathan Rose

Session 11 – (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)

Rackham Auditorium

Activist Panel featuring Chuck Ream, Nancy Romer, and Rosemary Sarri

Session 12 – (7:30 PM to 11:00 PM)

Young activists with Yusef Shakur, Invincible, Drag King Rebellion, and Riot Youth’s Gayrilla Theater

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010

Session 11 – (12:00 PM)

Take It Forward Session featuring an open dialogue on the future.

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Community Sponsors: The Ann Arbor District Library, Gray Panthers of Washtenaw, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ), National Writers Union-Southeast Michigan Chapter (NWU-SEM), Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

University of Michigan Sponsors:, Anthropology Department, Center for AfroAmerican and African Studies, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Literature Science and the Arts, Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor (CASC), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ginsberg Center,  History Department, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Program in American Culture, School of Social Work, Law School, and the TBLG Matters Initiative.