Work smarter not harder. Gain valuable insights on managing your finances, handling legal issues, and other ways to level up.

Saturday, August 24th

Location: Room 226

Making Moves to Move Baltimore
10 am – 12 pm

Led by: Alyxandra Goodwin- Action Center on Race and the Economy

An accessible, hands-on research training to help organizers and their communities, as a means of shifting power, to identify and strategize around the stakeholders and power players pulling the (financial) strings in their city and state.

Black Voters Matter
2 pm – 3:30 pm

Co-led by: Phela Townsend- Rutgers University & Julian Blair and LeDon Love- SPACES in Action

Black votes matter. We have lagged behind most racial groups in wealth, in education, in civil rights, but we receive attention when it comes to presidential elections. Democrats want our votes, while Republicans want to suppress our votes. Black stories matter. Our community has a rich and powerful legacy of storytelling, but often our stories remain hidden. No more. Sharing stories makes a difference because telling (and hearing) stories shifts our cognitive and emotional orientation towards our experiences, and motivates us to take action. Join us in this workshop on storytelling, where you will learn key facts about our state of the economy. Armed with this information, learn storytelling techniques and practices to improve your storytelling skills to help mobilize your communities and make our votes matter even more in 2020.

Common Sense Economics
3:45 pm – 4:35 pm

Led by: Jocelyn Woodards- AFL-CIO

Common Sense Economics is an education program for working people by working people. It provides an easy way to get more involved in campaigns and helps develop or strengthen partnerships between workers and their community. The content shows how the economy works and what we can do to make the economy work better for everyone. It includes information about globalization, immigration, women and families and mass incarceration.

Sunday, August 25th

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Possible Responses
10 am – 11 am

Led by: Sharyn Tejani- TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and National Women’s Law Center

In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of workplace sexual harassment – how often it happens, the industries where it happens, what the law provides, resources for workers and what employers should be doing.

Workers, Women & Finance
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Co-Led by: Sherrie Davis-Faulkner- Rutgers University & Alyxandra Goodwin- ACRE

An interactive workshop on how the finance industry targets Black communities for wealth extraction; the impact that wealth extraction has on working-class Black people, with an emphasis on Black women; and strategies to take our power back.

The Silent Life Sentence
2 pm – 3:30 pm

Led by: Zaki Smith- The Next 100

Approximately 2.3 million people are incarcerated in this country, and hundreds of thousands are in jail simply because they cannot afford to make bail. Those with criminal records experience barriers to employment, housing and more that can perpetuate a cycle of poverty. Zaki Smith, who lost his job because of these restrictions, wants to change that. Smith presents a personal narrative about his experiences, including his efforts to change policy, and welcomes discussion of other remedies to what is too often a silent life sentence.