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|2017 Othering & Belonging Conference|
|Date||Sunday April 30|
|Time||3:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA 94607
|Organizer/Author||Haas Institute at UC Berkeley|
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley is hosting its second Othering & Belonging conference April 30-May 2 in Oakland. Bringing together an array of acclaimed scholars, activists, policy makers, faith leaders, and other thought leaders, the conference will provide the platform and capacity for a multifaceted exploration of the many dimensions of Othering in our society—as well as concrete strategies for building widespread Belonging. Attendees and speakers will attempt to answer the question: How do we think about, talk about, and give birth to a world where all belong?
Keynote speakers will include world-renowned scholars like sociologist Saskia Sassen, lauded for her work on globalization and international migration, social justice activists like #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza and former head of Greenpeace International Kumi Naidoo, and artists like photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who wrote the play upon which the award-winning film Moonlight was based. Activist and commentator Melissa Harris-Perry will also be giving a keynote.