Taking Action Conference


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Taking Action Conference 2014

Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 30

10a                             Registration Open

12 – 4p                      Kick of Session - Featuring:

  • Spoken Word or Music Performance
  • Team-Building, Policy Platform overview
  • Priority Bills presentation/discussion

5:00 – 5:30p            General Membership Meeting

7:30 – 11p                   Youth Dance/Open Mic Session/Art Space
                                       Featuring: Dance Party DJ etc.

Monday, March 31

8a                                  REGISTRATION OPEN

9 – 10:15a                   General Session & Keynote Address   

10:15– 10:30a             BREAK

10:30a – 12p               Concurrent Workshop Sessions (4-5):

Morning Workshops:__________________________________________

  • Importance of Support Systems
    Presented by: New Alternatives THP+
  • “Supportive” Housing: How to Successfully Integrate a Peer Counselor
    Presented by: Home Start, Inc.
  • Youth Count!: Youth Inclusion in the Point-in-Time Homeless Count 
    Presented by: Colette Auerswald of UC Berkeley
  • What is Working?: Evidence-based Programs with Victim-Survivors of Human Trafficking
    Presented by: TC Cassidy of Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program (RHYTTAC)
  • Posting, Chatting & Texting: The Repercussions of Online Activity 
    Presented by: McGeorge School of Law

12 – 1p                          Lunch break W/legislators

1 – 2:30                        Concurrent Workshop Sessions (4):

Afternoon Workshops_________________________________________

  • Youth Reproductive Rights: Your Body, Your Rights 
    Presented by: Women’s Health Specialists
  • Philosophy of Care: Harm Reduction, Positive Youth Development, and Trauma Informed Care 
    Presented by: TC Cassidy of Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program (RHYTTAC)
  • LGBTQ Core Competencies: What your agency should be doing & why 
    Presented by: Poshi Mikalson of Mental Health Association of North America
  • Developing Youth & Adult Leaders in Social Justice 
    Presented by: Larkin Street Youth Services

2:30 – 2:45p                BREAK

2:45 – 4:30p                PLENARY  SESSION – Advocacy Training & Role Play
                                       Featuring legislative staffers to assist w/training

6– 9:30p                      AWARDS DINNER (Large Room Downstairs)

Tuesday, April 1

8 – 9a                          BREAKFAST BUFFET


10 – 10:30a                 BREAK/CHECKOUT, etc.

10:30 – 11a                FINAL TEAM HUDDLE

11 – 11:30a                MARCH TO CAPITOL

11:30a – 12:30p         YOUTH RALLY ON CAPITOL STEPS

1 – 5p                           LEGISLATIVE VISITS