We look forward to seeing you on April 27-28, 2018! 

The full schedule will be provided in print during the conference.

General Schedule

April 27, 2018 Friday

12:00-1:30pm Registration for Pre-Conference Attendees @NDCAC
1:30pm-3:00pm InterAction Welcoming @NDCAC
3:00pm-5:00pm Pre-Conference Session @NDCAC
6:00pm-6:45pm Registration for Keynote Attendees @SBCT

7:00pm-9:00pm Inaugural Keynote by Ntozake Shange @SBCT. This is a ticketed event and open to the public. Get your tickets here.

April 28, 2018 Saturday

8:00am-9:00am Registration @NDCAC
9:00am-10:00am Breakout Session 1  @CRHC & NDCAC
10:15am-11:15am Breakout Session 2  @CRHC & NDCAC
11:15am-12:30pm Lunch  @CRHC & NDCAC

12:30pm-1:00pm Forecast by FYI  @CRHC. This event is open to Conference attendees only.

FORECAST is an ensemble-devised play that calls into acute perspective the intersection of racial and reproductive justice. Created by For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health,  FORECAST begins with a young woman discovering she is pregnant. Slipping into sleep that night, she enters a dream world filled with racialized myths, prophecies and monsters that confront her with the decision of whether or not to parent in a broken world. Afterwards, join FYI in asking, “What would a ‘thriving’ world actually look like?” in addition to taking space to cultivate self- and community care.

1:10pm-2:00pm InterAction Strategy Circles I  @CRHC & NDCAC
2:10pm-3:00pm InterAction Strategy Circles II   @CRHC & NDCAC
3:15pm-4:15pm Breakout Session 3   @CRHC & NDCAC
4:30pm-5:30pm Breakout Session 4  @CRHC & NDCAC
5:30pm-5:45pm Closing Remarks @NDCAC

7:30pm-8:30pm On the Row by Prison Story Project  @Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame. This is a free event & open to the public.

The Prison Story Project is a storytelling project that benefits incarcerated women and men. Inmates explore their truths through story, poetry, creative writing, literature, songwriting, and visual art.
The goal of our prison arts organization is to enable those whose voices have been locked away to tell their stories, allowing communities to witness the humanity of the incarcerated through their own words.
From May through October of 2016 The Prison Story Project was granted unprecedented access to the men on Arkansas’ Death Row at Varner Prison. There were 34 men on the row at the time and 11 of those men chose to participate in the project. A staged reading of their work – On The Row – was developed and performed for the men on death row on October 8, 2016. 

9:00pm-Midnight After Party @ Aloft Hotel Lobby in Downtown South Bend.

*Registration includes special seating at the keynote, Saturday's lunch, snacks, coffee, and materials for the conference.





Civil Rights Heritage Center

1040 W Washington St.

South Bend, IN 46601

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Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture

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