I think January is the ideal month to hold Social Justice Camp. January is a fresh slate for projects, advocacy work and goal-setting. It’s also tied to the MLK Day Of Service, which gets at the very heart of the camp. The camp, or “unconference” takes place over the MLK holiday weekend, as a testament to the power of organizing for justice.
There are two reasons you should go:
1) Go to inspire others, and be inspired.
2) Go because it’s (free) / (knowledge).
Social Justice Camp brings together anyone passionate about pursuing social justice in Washington,D.C. through art, technology and collaboration. Here’s the lineup:
9am – 4pm / January 15th, 2011 / MLK Library, 901 G St NW / Opening Session: Room A-5
A participant driven unconference, Saturday’s Camp will have a format inspired by unconference/barcamp style events. Camp attendees will help create the conference agenda and drive discussion throughout the day. After wrapping up, we’ll move to another location in Chinatown TBA for drinks, dinner, and socializing.
1pm – 3:30pm / January 16th, 2011 / MLK Library, 5901 G St NW / Room A
This day will be workshop-based and will focus on brainstorming and planning projects. After wrapping up, additional time and space may be available if needed–TBA.
Friday Ignite Sessions
7:30pm – 10:30pm / January 21st, 2011 / St. Paul’s Lutheran Church /4900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Using a structured presentation format (speakers get 5 minutes and up to 20 slides), presenters will showcase innovative, DC-based projects and topics in the patient advocacy space. (See last year’s presentations – scroll down.)
BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE.
Social Justice Camp, Part II, e-Health Style
10 AM – 3 PM / January 22, 2011 / St. Paul’s Lutheran Church / 4900 Connecticut Avenue NW
A participant driven unconference, similar in style to the 1/15 event, but with a Health/Information Technology & patients’ rights focus. If you have a passion for health advocacy, definitely check out details on Eventbrite (also, Twitter hashtag #sojuca2).
One of the organizers, Regina Holliday, is bringing together two circles of her patient advocacy work by focusing on the collaboration between public health, gov, HIT, health professionals, artists, students and activists.
Let’s Get Rolling. I hope to see you this weekend!