Conference Day Schedule

Note: this schedule may be subject to minor changes as details are finalized.

Keynote Speaker 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Open Remarks from State Legislators 10:05 AM - 10:15 AM

Speaker 1: Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

Speaker 2: Senator Vin Gopal

Introduction 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Program Period 1 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Issue/Training Fusion: Power in Your Hands - Winn Khuong, ATNJ Education Fund 

Training: Race and Auto Insurance Rates - Dena Mottola Jaborska, NJ Citizen Action

Training: How to Develop a Good Press Strategy - Jay Lassiter, Inside NJ

Break 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

Program Period 2 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM

Panel: Community Organizing for Immigrant Rights - Make the Road NJ, NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice, Define American at Rutgers-Camden

Issue/Training Fusion: How the Covid Crisis Has Improved Climate Crisis Activism - Eric Benson, Clean Water Action

Issue Briefing: Youth Justice: A Restorative Approach - Retha Onitiri, NJ Institute for Social Justice

Lunch 12:50 PM - 1:25 PM

Program Period 3 1:25 PM - 2:40 PM

Panel: Democracy Reform - NJ Department of State, ATNJ Education Fund, League of Womens Voters NJ, Good Government Coalition of NJ

Issue/Training Fusion: Building Bigger and Better Coalitions (A Case Study on 100% Renewable Energy) - Emma Searson, Environment America and Tehreem Uzma, NJPIRG Students

Training Session: Developing Effective Messaging to Win Hearts, Minds, and Votes - Words that Win!

Closing Remarks from State Legislators 2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Conference Feedback Form and Thank You's 2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker 1: Assemblywoman Angela McKnight

Speaker 2: Assemblyman Daniel Benson

Networking Session 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM