The MCC’s Jackson Social Justice Legacy Scholarship Interns Presents:
10th Annual Social Justice Conference 2023 (SJCON)
RESTORATION FOR REVOLUTION
February 25th & 26th, 2023
Free workshops with guest artists, healers, scholars, food, and raffles.
Zoom RSVP available
As we find ourselves in the third year of the pandemic, continued state neglect has resulted in brutal recession conditions, widespread infrastructure failures, and immense loss of life. Although quarantine restrictions have lifted, rebuilding safe and resilient communities under our current vacillating reality has not been simple. In a world that encourages hyperindividualism and subjection to labor, more and more marginalized people recognize the value of rest, healing justice, and grieving as a necessary form of resistance.
With the intention to create a joyful and authentic space for repair, this year’s Social Justice Conference theme is “Restoration for Revolution.” For us, restoration means rebelling from oppressive ideologies and institutions that deny us of our right to dream, create, and be loved as we are. We intend to engage with critical thought to deepen our relationships with ourselves and each other -- outside of the realm of domination, shame, disposability, and the carceral state.
We hope to foster a space where curiosity is welcomed and encouraged as we learn/unlearn practices and ideologies that influence our attitudes towards well-being. Restoration facilitates a care-based lens where individuals and collectives can move forward in a world that encourages our self-neglect. Through Restoration for Revolution, we intend to develop means derived from sincerity and self-determination to achieve the ends of conscious resistance.
The Jackson Social Justice Legacy Scholarship Interns invite you to RSVP and take part in this community-centered educational space on the weekend of February 25th and 26th, 2023. SJCON 2023 will be hosted in person on the UCSB campus, with remote options, closed captioning, and ASL interpretation services provided by request.
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