AGENDA

Please find a tentative agenda for the March 7 gathering below.

8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - Opening Ceremony

9:30 am - Storytelling & community building 

10:00 am - Keynote Speaker: Anna Rondon, Founder of Indigenous Lifeways

11:00 am - Panel 1: How We Got Here

  • Facilitators: Laura Medina and RaeTana Mannie, Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona

  • Krissy Jo Bergen, White Mountain Apache Behavioral Health Services

  • Alida Motiel/Earth, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

  • Dr. Lian BigHorse, American University of Sovereign Nations

  • Kianna Joe, Arizona State University

12:30 pm - Lunch/People’s Supper

1:30 pm - Panel 2: Attacks on the People

  • Facilitator: Alejandra Pablos, #KeepAleFree

  • Monica Jones, The Outlaw Project

  • Parris Wallace, Black Phoenix Organizing Collective

  • Vanessa Nosie, Apache Stronghold Oakflat

  • Sarra Tekola, Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro

  • Isabel Garcia, Poder in Action

  • Diane Ovalle, Puente Human Rights Movement

  • Karla Bautista, Trans Queer Pueblo

3:00 pm - Panel 3: Future Generations

  • Veronica Torres, Formerly incarcerated criminal justice activist

  • Jovana Renteria, Puente Human Rights Movement

  • Michelle Ruiz, Puente Youth Movement 

  • Tasha Renee, Formerly incarcerated criminal justice activist

  • Adriana Gonzalez, Poder in Action & Phoenix City Council D8 

  • Makayla Coronado, Lutu’uria Youth Group 

  • Pershlie “Perci” Ami, member of the Hopi/Tewa Tribe

5:00 pm - Closing Discussion + Collective Healing

6:00 pm - Dinner & Cultural Night (see image below)