MARCH 18, 2015 
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Othering & Belonging: A National Conference

We are thrilled at the overwhelming response and interest in the Othering & Belonging Conference taking place April 24-26, 2015 in Oakland, California! Please find our latest conference updates below.

Naomi Klein, photo by Kourosh Keshiri
bell hooks
Lynn Manning
Pictured above, clockwise from upper left: Naomi Klein, bell hooks, Lynn Manning, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña are just a few of the incredible speakers and performers who will be at Othering & Belonging 2015.
We have confirmed a number of thought leaders with deep expertise in exploring Othering and advancing belonging, including: bell hooks, Andrew Solomon, Naomi Klein, Charles Blow, Ai-jen Poo, Lynn Manning, Manuel Pastor, Shakti Butler, john a. powell, Luis Garden Acosta, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Joanna Macy- and we are adding many more as we finalize our workshops.

Registration fees cover all conference events including keynote and plenary sessions, workshops, and cultural performances, beginning Friday, April 24 at 7:00 pm and ending on Sunday, April 26 by 2:30 pm. Find more details on our registration page.

  • General Registration:  $250.00
  • Community/Campus Affiliates Registration: $175.00 - Staff from nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, including UC Berkeley, and for residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Fixed Income Registration: $75.00 - Undergraduates, graduate, and other students enrolled in the current 2014-15 academic term at any educational institution; senior citizens; and those on any other fixed income. (Update: There is no documentation or ID necessary to register at this rate.)
  • Group Rate: For groups of 5 or more you can receive a discount of $50 off either the general or community registration rate. Please email Jessica Chin or call her at 510-642-3805 if you have questions about group registration or if you need to pay by check.

We have worked hard to keep registration fees as economical as possible given the expense of putting together a conference of this size. We are continuously pursuing external funding support so that we can expand opportunities for scholarships. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a supporter of Othering & Belonging, please contact Rachelle at the Haas Institute.

We expect registration to sell out so please register as soon as possible!

The Othering & Belonging conference proceedings will be wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from using scented products. For any access needs, please contact Ebonye Gussine Wilkins.

We will be offering simultaneous Spanish and sign language interpretation during the keynote and plenary dialogues. For other language interpretation needs, please contact Ebonye Gussine Wilkins.

We will be offering childcare during the conference. Please contact Patty Linares at the Haas Institute as soon as possible if you have childcare needs.

Coming to the event? Excited about a certain speaker? Bringing a big group? Share your thoughts online by posting with the tags #Othering&Belonging or #OBConf15 so we can stay connected together! We will be live-Tweeting the conference as well as posting updates through our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram channels leading up to the conference. 

Be part of our efforts to deepen and strengthen our work in building a network of diverse actors rooted in a common framework and vision for a fair and inclusive society. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a supporter of Othering & Belonging, please contact Rachelle at the Haas Institute. We welcome funding support, but we are also asking partners and friends to help us spread the word through your own networks, listservs, and channels. We will gratefully recognize all Othering & Belonging partners in our conference materials and website. 
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Please feel free to use the images above or any of the images on our conference website to promote the Othering & Belonging conference or to talk about Othering & Belonging in the context of your work. If you are using these images online, please credit @HaasInstitute and consider linking back to our website. We would love to have as many languages represented as possible,so please use our online contact form to send us more translations of any of the graphics.
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