Fri, May 19|
Highlander Accelerator - Omaha, NE
Racial Justice Conference 2023 - What Would Malcolm X Do?
A take action racial justice conference in Omaha, NE for community members, leaders, activists, organizers and community stakeholders. Real talk. Real solutions.
Time & Location
May 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Highlander Accelerator - Omaha, NE , 2112 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
About the event
Racial Justice Conference 2023 – Friday May 19, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What Would Malcolm X Do?
Addressing Community Violence, Collective Trauma, and Internalized Anti-Blackness to Move the Movement for Black Lives Forward
· Rick Rock from Mint Condition
· Catrice M. Jackson – Justice Is Love Coalition
· Marea Perry – Secrets2Truth
· Kimberly Handy Jones – Cordale Q Handy In Remembrance of Me Foundation
Have you ever wondered what Malcolm X would say about how the movement for Black lives is operating today? Do you ever think about what he'd do to advance the movement if he were alive? Omaha, Nebraska is the birthplace of brother Malcolm X and as members of the Omaha community we aspire to continue the legacy of his unapologetic approach to speaking truth to power for Black liberation, Black unity and economic advancement.
During this one-day conference centered on Malcolm's work and legacy we'll embody the spirit of Malcolm by telling the truth about racism, anti-blackness and the systemic and systematic oppression of Black people. This conference does not prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) because we believe anti-black racism is the root of the majority of the problems in the Black community along with internalized anti-blackness and economic gatekeeping. While DEI is part of racial justice work, it is not and should not be the first step in addressing the systemic oppression of Black people. We believe "if white folks don't have an anti-racism plan, they plan to be racist." - Catrice M. Jackson
We also believe in addition to anti-black racism and oppression, Black people must also come to terms with internalized anti-blackness and learn how not to use the Weapons of Whiteness® to cause harm to other Black people. The combination of these two truths creates spiritual, emotional, and physical violence within the Black community. Omaha has an unfortunate and significant community violence problem and this conference and the Justice Is Love Coalition™ is dedicated to addressing this problem with real talk, real solutions and ongoing community intervention services.
- Hear and learn the unfiltered truth about anti-black racism and how it oppresses and harms Black people.
- Gain a greater understanding of what internalized anti-blackness is and how it manifests socially, emotionally, and economically.
- Learn about the Weapons of Whiteness® and how Black and non-Black people use them to cause harm to and oppress Black people.
- Hear personal stories from Black mothers who have lost their sons due to police and community violence and how they are activating their grief, organizing for accountability, healing and inspiring community healing.
- Learn how to strengths, gifts and voice to speak up about racial injustice to create change and move the movement for Black lives forward.
- Learn some first steps to addressing collective trauma through personal and community healing.
- How to use justice and love as the foundation for continuing the legacy of Malcolm X.
- Non-Black folks will learn the first three steps to ending the oppression of Black people and how they can non-violently support the movement for Black lives.
Rick from Mint Condition will also perform one of his songs from his forthcoming album, Truth Behind The Lies, and share how other performers, musicians and recording artists can use their voice for racial justice.
We hope you join us and that you leave inspired and empowered to do your part to end systemic racism, empower the Black community, end community violence and heal. Please invite your family, friends and colleagues to join us.
This conference is for community members, leaders, activists, organizers, professionals, public officials, teachers, medical professionals, clergy, business owners, entrepreneurs, counselors, and education professionals. Anyone can attend. The conference is for people 18 years or older. No children allowed.
Seating is limited to 150 participants. Register early. There will be a small number of vendors to support. Come support local Black business owners.
CEU's are not offered for this conference. All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferable. Light snacks and refreshments are included in the ticket price.
This is the inaugural racial justice conference hosted by the Justice Is Love Coalition™ an Omaha Based racial justice organization dedicated dismantling oppressive systems and replacing them with anti-racist, racially equitable and just systems so all communities can thrive, especially Black people. The Justice Is Love Coalition is love in action!
Welcome and Introductions
Kimberly Handy Jones - Police Brutality - A Mother's Story
+$3.88 service fee
This tickets includes access to the conference and light refreshments. This ticket is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please bring your pdf ticket to access the conference. We will charge a service fee for each ticket sold.
+$3.88 service fee