LibertyCon 2020 Schedule

Saturday, June 6
This Event Will Be Rescheduled


9am – Registration Opens


9:30am – 9:45am – Welcome


9:45-10:15am – Opening Address – With Equity and Justice for All – Alan Singer, PhD, Educator, Historian, Author

Interactive experiences will be integrated into the program. Vendors and exhibitors will join us. The annual raffle of great prizes will entice you. A Mazzone Hospitality catered lunch will be a treat to your palate.  And thought-provoking conversations will challenge, enrich and motivate us to new ideas and greater things.


10:30-12:00pm – Session 1 – LIBERTY

Breakout A – Keynote – Trafficking

Round Table topics –

  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Debt Trafficking

Breakout B – Keynote – Political Empowerment

Round Table topics –

  • Voting Rights
  • Civic Education
  • Labor Unions

Breakout C – Keynote – Criminal Justice System

Round Table topics –

  • Police Engagement
  • Court System
  • Prisons
  • Re-entry

UGRR workshop – topic and presenter TBD


12:00-1:00pm – Lunch


1:15-2:45pm – Session 2 – EQUITY

Breakout A – Keynote – Economic Disparity

Round Table topics –

  • Gentrification
  • Gender Equity
  • Racial Inequality

Breakout B – Keynote – Reparations

Round Table topics

  • Warranted
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • What Form

Breakout C – Keynote – Miseducation

Round Table topics –

  • Segregation Policies
  • Disparity
  • Honest History

UGRR Workshop – Our Continuing Struggle for the Vote: the 15th and 19th Amendments and Beyond – Dr. MaryNell Morgan, PhD, Empire State College Emerita


3:00-4:30pm – Session 3 – RACISM

Breakout A – Keynote – Housing

Round Table topics –

  • Homelessness
  • Segregation Policies
  • Fair Housing / Fair Lending

Breakout B – Keynote – Food Justice

Round Table topics –

  • Federal Policies
  • Food deserts
  • Corporations vs Small Business
  • Farming

Breakout C – Keynote – Immigration

Round Table topics –

  • Citizenship
  • Crisis
  • Resettlement

UGRR Workshop – topic and presenter TBD


4:45-5:00pm – Litany of Remembrance


5:00 – 9:00 – Moscatiello’s Italian Family Restaurant – 99 North Greenbush Road, Troy, NY 12180 (0.3mile north from Hudson Valley Community College) – the conversation continues. Restaurant fare will be available to those who would like to order and pay for their own dinner and drinks. URHP has reserved a banquet room for this purpose. Menus will be available for review at LibertyCon with the plan that dinner orders will be placed before arriving at Moscatiello’s so as to facilitate a pleasant dining experience.

Sunday, June 7

Open House at The Res – more information coming