WOCBB 2021 Conference Schedule*

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Women of Color Beyond Belief 2021

Conference Schedule*

All times are CST

Friday, September 24th

5:00 pm – Registration begins – Lobby

6:00 pm – Reception and Performance by Sikivu Hutchinson and Mandisa Thomas (State and Dearborn)

8:00 pm – Open Socialization 

Saturday, September 25th

8:00 am – Breakfast and Registration (Lobby and Chicago C)

9:00 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks – Bridgett “Bria” Crutchfield, Sikivu Hutchinson, and Mandisa Thomas (Chicago A/B – Main Room)

9:30 am – Keynote: Tiffany Green, Ph.D.  – Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Freedom: Reproductive Justice and the Impact on Women of Color (Chicago A/B)

10:15 – Break

10:30 am – Breakout Sessions

  • The Author’s Circle – Cheryl Abram, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Candace Gorham, Sikivu Hutchinson and Zulma Oliveras-Vega (Chicago A/B) 
  • Secular Organizing – Bria Crutchfield, Mashariki Lawson-Cook, and Tina Marshall (State and Dearborn)

11:30 am – Poetry by Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro and Zulma Oliveras-Vega

11:45 pm – Lunch (Lobby and Chicago C)

1:15 pm – Madison Paige – Fighting the Rise of Christian Nationalism: Working Together in a Post Democracy America (Chicago A/B)

1:35 pm – Candace Gorham – On Death, Dying and Disbelief (Chicago A/B)

2 pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Secular Parenting: How to Balance Family and Self Care – Cheryl Abram, Tiffany Green, and Kavin Senapathy, (Chicago A/B)
  • Death, Dying and Disbelief: How To Prepare Ourselves and our Loved Ones – Brandi Alexander and Candace Gorham, (State and Dearborn)

3 pm – Break

3:30 – Hiba Krisht – The White Elephant in the Room: Misogyny in Muslim Communities (Chicago A/B)

4:15 – Cynthia McDonald – ARC Beyond Belief: Economic Justice from a Nonbeliever’s Perspective (Chicago A/B)

5:00 – Day 1 Wrap up (Chicago A/B)

6 pm – Dinner/Diva’s Ball (Lobby and Chicago A/B)

10:00 pm – Open Socialization

Sunday, September 26th

8:00 am – Breakfast (Lobby and Chicago C)

9:00 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am – Yvonne Stennicke Larsen – Humanist Action in Ghana: Ending Witchcraft Violence (Chicago A/B)

10:00 am – Breakout Sessions 

  • Secular Organizing: Bria Crutchfield, Mashariki Lawson-Cook, and Tina Marshall (State and Dearborn)
  • Humanist Celebrants: Providing Important and Meaningful Life Services – Candace Gorham, Tiffany Green, and Mandisa Thomas (Chicago A/B)

11:00 am –  Break

11:15 am – Kavin Senapathy – #SkepticsSoWhite: How White-Dominated Spaces Reduce the Movement to a Farce (Chicago A/B)

12:00 pm – Poetry by Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro and Zulma Oliveras-Vega (Chicago A/B)

12:15 pm –Acknowledgments and Conference Wrap Up – Bria Crutchfield, Sikivu Hutchinson, and Mandisa Thomas (Chicago A/B)

1:00 pm – After “Party” and Socialization  – Lunch included (Lobby and Chicago C)

*Subject to change without notice

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