The Agenda and How Sessions Work

Keep scrolling down to view “The Wall” and see how we build up the agenda together.

Scroll down for Hotel info.

Friday – March 6th

  • 5:00-8:00pm – Registration and Discussions
    • 5:00-5:30pm – Registration, Mixing, and Mingling
    • 5:30-6:00pm – The Precursor Discussion: “The Intersection of the Black Panther Party and the Klu Klux Klan & the Continuing Call for Redress and Restorative Justice,” presented by Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell of Southern University Law Center’s Louis A. Berry Civil Rights and Justice Institute
    • 6:00-8:00pm – The Panel Discussion: “Race and Nationalism”
  • 9:00-Until – RootsCampLA After Dark  – We will be #SocializingForSolidarity! So be prepared to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” with the RootsCampLA family.  Location: The River Room located at 222 Laurel St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.

Saturday – March 7th

8:30-9:00am – Registration, Coffee, and Conversation

9:00-9:30am – Opening Session

9:30-10:00am – Building The Wall (aka The Agenda)

10:00-10:55pm – Session Block 1  (Session 1 time block has specific, pre-determined “Seed Sessions.”  The rest of the session blocks are decided by attendees when we Build the Wall after Opening Session at 9:30am.)

  • Seed Session #1: Sex and Gender, Sex and Gender – “The Struggle to Define Our Own Lives is Still Very Real” presented by our usual coalition of RootsCampLA women and a few additions to the team.  Description: Abortion is on the state ballot in 2020, and it’s going to the U.S. Supreme Court too. Meanwhile, women are still not considered equal under the U.S. Constitution, and transgender women and men in the Deep South are under constant attack.  Hear the details and how we are working together to create change.
  • Seed Session #2: Healthcare – “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Letting Community Lead the Way” presented by Charles Haywood and Jenny Holl.  Description: Communities across the U.S. are calling for an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the development of Ending the Epidemic (EtE) plans – bold plans to improve prevention efforts and health outcomes for people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. In Louisiana, we have sought to meaningfully engage people impacted by HIV/AIDS at all stages of the process by gathering input from diverse communities across the state, centering the voices of rural communities, women, people of color, and LGBTQ communities.
  • Seed Session #3: Environment – “We’ll #StopFormosa Plastics – And This Is How” presented by 350 New Orleans & partners.  Description: The Taiwanese company Formosa wants to build the country’s largest petrochemical project in the last 10 years in a predominantly black, low-income neighborhood of St. James parish.  This plastics facility would double toxic emissions in St. James and emit four times the greenhouse gases of the city of New Orleans. A diverse coalition is fighting it locally, nationally and internationally- learn how.
  • Seed Session #4: SU Law Center’s Louis A. Berry Civil Rights and Justice Institute will present on various topics including mass incarceration, slavery, human rights and more.

11:00-11:25pmDetermined by YOU as an attendee. Session Block 2 (Please notice these are four, half an hour breakout sessions.  Again, this is not a full hour. Some people only need half an hour for stuff. If you need more time, do not use this time block for your session – smile).

11:30-1:55pm – LUNCH PANEL DISCUSSION: “Voter’s Rights and Redistricting”

  • Panel Moderator – Alicia Cooke of Solidarity Project Advocacy Network
  • Panelists:

2:00-2:55pmDetermined by YOU as attendees.

  • Session Block 3 (One hour time block, four breakout rooms)
  • Or: Self-care and Wellness for Community Activists – Facilitated by More and More I Am Yoga Studio (One hour)

3:00-3:55pmDetermined by YOU as attendees.

  • Session Block 4 (One hour time block, four breakout rooms)
  • Or: Self-care and Wellness for Community Activists – Facilitated by More and More I Am Yoga Studio (One hour)

4:00-4:55pmDetermined by YOU as attendees.

  • Session Block 5 (One hour time block, four breakout rooms)
  • Or: Self-care and Wellness for Community Activists – Facilitated by Kyndra Joi of I Am My Sister (One hour)

5:00-5:55pmDetermined by YOU as attendees.

  • Session Block 6 (One hour time block, four breakout rooms)
  • Or: Self-care and Wellness for Community Activists – Facilitated by Kyndra Joi of I Am My Sister (One hour)
 HOTEL INFO: Courtyard Marriott Downtown 260 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. The courtesy room block will have the rate of $109/night for Standard room. An option of $119 room rate with breakfast included. The group will have a discounted valet parking at $12/car overnight.  The dates opened for the group’s booking starts on March 5 until March 8.  Reserve under the event name 10th Annual RootsCampLA 2020 with the Code: RCLS
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