2017 Conference / Convention:
Liberty Con – Americans@Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters
March 24-26, 2017
Convention goers are encouraged to come dressed in period costume
Friday, March 24, 2017 – 7:00pm in The Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305
Tim Wise – Anti-racist activist, writer and public speaker
The politics of prejudice, police accountability and violence, white privilege, and movement building – where have we come from, where are we now, where do we go from here?
“Tim Wise is one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.” – Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author and University of Pennsylvania professor
Sponsor Reception will be held in the Lally Mohawk Room in Elston Hall at Schenectady County Community College from 6:00pm-6:50pm. This reception is open to all Conference sponsors and their guests.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 9:00am-6:30pm – Schenectady County Community College – 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, New York 12305
The following will take place throughout Convention Saturday, from 9am-5pm, in the locations noted:
- Breakout Sessions – Rooms 101 (Panel), 102 (Panel), 106 (Games) – Stockade Building
- MarketPlace Vendors – Student Lounge – Elston Hall
- Exhibitors and Student Poster Display – Student Activity Forum – Elston Hall
- Round Tables – Student Cafeteria Area (College Cafeteria is closed on Saturdays) – Elston Hall
- Historic Figures in our Midst – meet and interact with Jermain Loguen, Henry Highland Garnet, Mary Shadd Cary, William Lloyd Garrison, and others – Elston Hall
- Where’s Stevie? – Stephen Myers will be on the move on Convention weekend. Will you be able to find him?
- Film Viewing and Conversation – view selected films and participate in facilitated discussions
9:00am – – – Registration Opens – Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
10:00am – 11:00am – – – Welcome and Keynote – Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Keynote: Cross Roads
CeLillianne Green – Lawyer, Poet, Teacher, Mediator, Playwright, and Public Speaker
America is at the cross roads of what is just and fair, and the unjust road which leads nowhere. The national founders’ ideal of America as the more perfect union remains elusive and Americans remain at risk based on race, denial, privilege, and who matters.
“CeLillianne Green is rooted in a place of ancestral connection and spiritual truth which is reflected in her social activism, compelling her audience to listen and hear through the ear of the soul. “
11:00am — Registration continues in Elston Hall
11:30am – 12:30pm – – – Breakout Session 1
12:30pm – 2:00pm – – – Lunch on your own in downtown Schenectady – Transportation arrangements are being made that will provide transportation free of charge to convention attendees – restaurant information will be made available at registration tables
2:00pm – 3:00pm – – – Breakout Session 2
3:30pm – 4:30pm – – – Breakout Session 3
4:45pm – 5:00pm – – – Litany of Remembrance – location TBD
5:00pm -6:30pm – – – Art Exhibition and Reception – Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 1:00pm-3:00pm – The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, New York 12210
Open House at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – Tours, toys, films, games, and more at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. Light refreshments will be provided.