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STR 233 The Power of Collective Care Street Watch LA
STR 234 Be Queer, do C.R.I.M.E.: On Community Care & Mutual Aid w/ QTPOC CRIME LMU
STR 235 The Midnight Mission Midnight Mission
STR 242 Listening to Learn Interfaith Youth Core 
STR 248 Community Organizing & Advocacy Community Coalition South LA
STR 249 Serving Undocumented Students at LMU Boundless LMU
STR 353 Ignatian Organizing 101 LA Voice
STR AUD The Story of Hope, Healing, & Advocacy Aliento AZ
CSA 200 Safety & Dignity for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence ASISTA
VDA 240 Uprooting Systemic Oppression through Grassroots Advocacy & Community Care Social Justice Advocacy Project
STR 239 Solidarity & Schlepping: Building Community Power Using Consistency & Care Solidarity & Snacks

  • csa teach-in 2022

    Raymond Santana, Innocence Project

    On the night of April 19, 1989, a young woman was brutally attacked and raped in Central Park. When she recovered, she had no memory of the assault. Five boys, including Raymond Santana, were tried and convicted of the crime in a frenzied case that rocked the city. At the time, the defendants were between 14 and 16 years of age. They became known collectively as “The Central Park Five.”

    On December 19, 2002, the convictions of the five men were overturned. The unidentified DNA in the Central Park Jogger Case – unlinked to any of the five – had finally met its owner, a convicted murderer and serial rapist who confessed. Santana had spent five years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

    Now known as “The Exonerated Five,” the group has been committed to advocating and educating people on the disparities in America’s criminal justice system. The investigation of this conviction has raised questions regarding police coercion and false confessions, as well as the vulnerability of juveniles during police interrogations.

    Santana tweeted award-winning director Ava DuVernay about the story of the Central Park Five, which led to it becoming the subject of the hit Netflix series, When They See Us. The four-part series not only became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows, but it also earned the streaming giant its most Emmy nominations with a total of 16.

    Santana now works closely with the Innocence Project and is a member of the New York City Justice League. He owns the clothing company Park Madison NYC, named after his home city of New York.

     

  • Teach-In Speakers & Workshops

    csa teach-in 2022

    Ray CangKim Vo & Sienna Caputo, CRIME LMU

    Workshop Title: The Power of Collective Care

    Join C.R.I.M.E. co-leads Sienna and Ray in a discussion of the origins of queer student collective C.R.I.M.E. (caring radically in marginalized environments) and how to pivot from individualism towards collective care.

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    Casey Jones, Interfaith Youth Core

    Workshop Title: Listening to Learn

    Deep listening is the process of listening to learn. In this interactive workshop, we will build awareness around deep listening and grow our capacity for deep listening by practicing foundational skills together.

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    Danielle Nunez, Street Watch LA

    Workshop Title: The Power of Collective Care

    The context of mutual aid is rooted in abolitionist practice and supports the vision towards a society where the emotional health and wellbeing of people is a shared responsibility, rather than an individual task. Mutual aid is not and never was a form of charity, it is a guiding principle for practicing reciprocal and collective care. Mutual aid is how we support each other however where we are able to and in the process, we make it more possible to agitate and dismantle, to move towards autonomy and collectivity, and ultimately build towards bigger shifts.

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    Kirsten Rambo, ASISTA

    Workshop Title: Safety & Dignity for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

    This workshop will focus on highlighting the work that ASISTA has been instrumental in. ASISTA deals with survivors of violence with a focus on refugees. The workshop will show how the immigration system and women refugees' experience ties into the mission of ASISTA.

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    Thomas Allison, Social Justice Advocacy Project

    Workshop Title: Uprooting Systemic Oppression through Grassroots Advocacy & Community Care

    This workshop will focus on the state of the judicial voting system, the value of voting, and civic engagement.

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    Angel Mortel & Brendan Busse, LA Voice

    Workshop Title: Ignatian Organizing 101

    What is justice? How do we "do justice"? Where do Ignatian spirituality and community organizing intersect? How can Ignatian organizing be an effective tool for doing justice? In this session we’ll look at how to build collective power for change through strengthening and developing our relationships and relational networks. We’ll discuss what it might look like to make Ignatian organizing a part of your ‘faith doing justice’ toolkit. And we'll share how Jesuit affiliated institutions in Los Angeles are coming together to do collaborative organizing for racial equity.

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    Carolina Newton & Brisa Gutierrez from Boundless LMU

    Workshop Title: Serving the Undocumented Student Population at LMU

    Brisa and Carolina will talk a bit about BoundlessLMU, a student-run program at Loyola Marymount University that provides paid fellowships, programming, and career development services to meet the needs of undocumented, DACAmented, TPS, etc. students. They will also talk about how For many students, being undocumented or DACAmented raises many barriers when searching for professional experiences, and how BoundlessLMU the newly created program works to serve this community at LMU.

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    Enrique Gaspar & Carlos Leon, Community Coalition South LA

    Workshop Title: Community Organizing and Advocacy

    This workshop will offer a general description of more than 30 years of Community Coalition's organizing and advocacy. 

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    Andrew Linares, Midnight Mission

    Workshop Title: The Midnight Mission

    In this workshop, you will learn about the work the Midnight Mission does to help people experiencing homelessness through recovery services, counseling, education, training, workforce development and continued care services. 

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    Hidalty, Adriana, Jose, Maryan, & Lizbeth, ALIENTO AZ

    Workshop Title: The Story of Hope, Healing, & Advocacy

    Many have shared that they feel abandoned and forgotten. Join us in this session to learn how Aliento is transforming Arizona from an epicenter of hopelessness to an epicenter of hope with our youth, mixed-status families, and allies through leadership development, healing, and advocacy! We will share the history and advocacy journey of getting in-state tuition for DREAMers in Arizona on the ballot and what it has taken for us to get to this point. Come listen, learn, and share your own experiences with us. 

     

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    Caron Clancey & Andrew Kennedy-Derk, Solidarity & Snacks

    Workshop Title: Listening to Learn

    Deep listening is the process of listening to learn. In this interactive workshop, we will build awareness around deep listening and grow our capacity for deep listening by practicing foundational skills together.

     

Speaker Bios

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