Access to Justice Conference
The goals of the conference are to provide inspiration, to create and deepen partnerships, and to jumpstart innovative strategies that advance equity and justice.
While law and justice advocates contribute critical knowledge and expertise, we seek lasting, transformational change that can only occur with perspective, guidance, and direction from those who are most directly affected by the systems in need of changing. The Access to Justice Conference will bring together all who are committed to advancing equity and justice – those who experience injustice; staff and volunteers from social service organizations, government agencies, community-based organizations and coalitions; members and leaders from communities of color; social justice funders; civil legal aid advocates; criminal justice workers; private pro bono and low bono legal professionals; court staff and administrators; members of the judiciary; nonprofit capacity-builders; students and teachers; and many others.
Stay tuned! Plans are underway for our next conference scheduled for 2021.
Read on to learn about the programs and activities that were offered at our 2019 conference, Amplifying the Power of Community, held in Spokane, WA.
The conference features an outstanding line-up of advocates, activists, and community leaders from Spokane and across the state. Participate in focused conference-tracks about mass incarceration and justice-involved individuals; trauma-informed advocacy and self-care; race equity and leadership skill building; and community lawyering. Or select from stand-alone sessions about the intersectional barriers faced by LGBTQ and trans communities, combatting islamophobia, building community-centered technology, strengthening volunteer engagement, learning to use a reproductive justice framework, and more. The conference will also feature dedicated time and space for facilitated affinity groups, an equity-themed book discussion, a re-entry simulation, and ample opportunities to connect with colleagues.
Amplify the Power of Community
In addition to speakers, workshops, and plenaries, check out the other opportunities to amplify the power of community!
During the day on Friday, June 14 we have a variety of pre-conference activities where you can connect, engage and learn from a variety of groups.
Idea Labs are 15-minute labs opportunities to sit down one on one with a subject matter expert who can provide advice on a particular challenge, brainstorm new ideas and suggest additional resources.