Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 1 pm-3 pm PST
Cat Brooks (she/her) – Speaker
Cat Brooks is a momma, actress, activist, advocate, poet, and performer. She serves as the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response and healing justice in response to all forms of state violence across California. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) whose mission, through a pioneering First Responder process, is to rapidly respond to and ultimately eradicate state violence in communities of color.
Talila A. Lewis aka TL (no gender pronouns) – Speaker
Talila A. Lewis (aka TL) is a community lawyer, consultant, educator, organizer and artist. TL has been at the cutting edge of critically intersectional thought, education, organizing, advocacy and litigation that highlights and addresses the nexus between race, class, disability, other marginalized identities, and structural inequity for over a decade. TL currently serves as a consultant on various topics including racial, economic, gender, and disability justice and as an expert on cases involving deaf/disabled people.
Youth vs. Apocalypse – Speakers
We are a Bay Area-based diverse group of young climate justice activists. We work together to amplify the voices of youth, in particular, youth of color to fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world. We organize youth-led actions and bring more young people into the movement.
Diana Gameros (she/her) – Special Guest Performer
Diana Gameros is a singer, songwriter, music instructor and activist. Her music reflects the 21st century experiences of an artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana moved to the Bay Area in 2008. Since then, Diana has used music as a platform to bring light to her Latinx heritage and to expand the conversation around social justice issues especially those involving the immigrant community.
Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid (she/her) – Co-MC
Farima Pour-Khorshid is a former elementary school teacher and now serves as a professor at the University of San Francisco. She is also a grassroots organizer with the Teachers 4 Social Justice and a board member for the Education for Liberation Network, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, Abundant Beginnings and Quetzal Education Consulting.
Andrew Yeung – (he/they) – Co-MC
Andrew Yeung is a community-based educator, organizer, and storyteller. He co-creates at the RYSE Youth Center, organizes with Teachers for Social Justice, and builds with his neighborhood mutual aid project. He resides on unceded Huchiun Ohlone land.