2019 Othering & Belonging Conference Report

Organizing Team

Organizing Team 

Conference Chair

john a. powell Director, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley

Conference Director

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas Communications Director, Haas Institute

Organizing Committee 

Olivia E. Araiza Network Director Haas Institute

Evan Bissell Arts & Cultural Strategy Coordinator, Haas Institute

Nicole-Marie Cotton Student, UC Berkeley

Elsadig Elsheikh Global Justice Program Director, Haas Institute

Puanani Forbes Chief of Staff, Haas Institute

Gerald Lenoir Field & Identity Strategist, Haas Institute

Stephen Menendian Research Director and Assistant Director, Haas Institute

Sean Reyes Student, UC Berkeley

Victoria Robinson Director, American Cultures Engaged Scholarship, UC Berkeley

Subcommittees

ARTS & CULTURE 

  • Evan Bissell, lead
  • Dania Cabello
  • Takiyah Franklin
  • Sande Smith
  • Basima Sisemore 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

  • Evan Bissell, lead 
  • Olivia Araiza 
  • Elsadig Elsheikh 
  • Rachelle Galloway-Popotas 
  • Gerald Lenoir 
  • Stephen Menendian 
  • Victoria Robinson 

CURRICULUM 

  • Evan Bissell, lead 
  • Olivia Araiza Rachelle Galloway-Popotas 

FUNDRAISING

  • Puanani Forbes, lead
  • Nicole-Marie Cotton

LOGISTICS, OPERATIONS, STAFFING

  • Puanani Forbes, lead
  • Nicole-Marie Cotton
  • Sean Reyes
  • Tomeko Wyrick

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, lead
  • Marc Abizeid Sara Grossman

POST-CONFERENCE REPORT

Written by Evan Bissell, Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, and Sara Grossman, with additional content and data analysis provided by Nicole-Marie Cotton and Puanani Forbes. All photos by Eric Arnold. Find this report online at haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/ postconfreport2019.