September 20-22, 2022 Tuesday thru Thursday at Meet Las Vegas & via Zoom
Virtual & In-Person Conference
LIVE INTO THE WORK
CYP Con is a three day in-person or virtual learning experience designed to equip co-conspirators with actionable strategies to overcome the challenges faced living into the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression.
This isn’t your typical conference. This is an immersive experience designed to inform, inspire, support and guide you to live into the work of anti-racism.
Join us in-person at MEET Las Vegas!
Virtual and in-person registrations will enjoy access to session replays for a year after the conference.
Join us in-person at MEET Las Vegas
and experience everything that
makes CYP Con unique —
from art, movement, music,
community building, and more—
or login virtually from anywhere worldwide
and access the CYP Con experience
from the comfort of your own home.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Three days of community learning & healing. Schedule is subject to change
Get to know our 2022 guides
Myisha T. Hill
Founder of the Check Your Privilege organization and contributor and Editor of the Check Your Privilege anthology, Myisha T is a human-design generator and MBTi ENFJ with action-oriented justice in her blood. A single mom of 3 differently abled children, Myisha is also a mental health advocate and social entrepreneur. An advocate for healing and social transformation, Myisha continues to center the work of Check Your Privilege from a mental health perspective, using self-compassion practices and reflection to help white folx step back, reflect, and compassionately dismantle their relationship with power, privilege, and oppression. Her new book, Heal Your Way Forward, is the trumpet call to white and white-identifying folks, guiding them to recognize their antiracism work as intergenerational healing.
When she's not guiding the practice of those engaged with Check Your Privilege, Myisha lives her role as a mental health advocate to facilitate wellness workshops and peer support groups with black, brown and indgenious womxn through a restorative justice project she founded and sponsors called, Brown Sisters Speak.
My name is Joquina Reed. By far one of the most important hats I wear in life is being a fabulous aunt to 8 nieces and nephews! In addition to being Nanny Kina. Every day I wake up committed to moving us all closer to the goal line of shared humanity. I often find my words feel limited by not speaking my fore-parents tongue, but I still speak. I enjoy sticking my hand in the soil to remind myself the universe is both bigger than I am and still enlarged by my acts. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to help others enlarge themselves and step out of the boxes they no longer fit. As a life-long learner and educator, I affirm the words of my great ancestor, Anna Julia Cooper, “The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class - it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.” When I'm not conferencing, I am a JEDI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practitioner and stewarding founder of J. Reed Consulting LLC. My work is deeply shaped by my lived experience, ancestral wisdom, and formal undergraduate and graduate education in Communications. Follow my projects the AntiBlackness Reader and Divesting from Whiteness to learn more!
Imagining Radical Black Futures: Addressing Anti-Blackness
In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery we witnessed a significant anti-racism social trend. Moreover, larger DEI industry-related conversations created large-scale organizational investments in ally-ship and bias-related strategies and training. Yet, in an attempt to respond to the systemic impulses that caused these tragic murders we saw a very blatant refusal to course correct by centering Blackness.
This presentation offers an attentive response to this refusal. In order to fully heal from colonization and empire, we have to not only reckon with the reality of racism but respond to the ongoing colonial project of anti-Blackness. It is only then we will have a grasp on the possibility of Black futures.
Jamal Taylor is an activist and advocate based in Louisiana. Jamal is also working to end racism as an educator in the space. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that police brutality ends across the State of Louisiana. He is an accomplished speaker that has been interviewed by the NY Times, People Magazine, People TV, Dr. Oz, and many other national outlets. Jamal believes in the power of collective organizing and has facilitated several protests across the state. Most notably he is the advocate for the family of Quawan Charles, a 15-year old boy found dead in a sugar cane ditch in Louisiana. His work is grounded in love and will frequently be heard saying, “I love you on purpose.
Love on Purpose
This will be a session grounded in the idea of purposeful love of oneself and others. Healing is grounded in that love. It is important that this loves begins internally and manifests in our relationships. We will talk about how love grounds us in our collective healing.
is a psychic channel, spiritual guide/teacher, entrepreneur, and your favorite Human Design bae. The work she does in the world is about transformation. She offers people a deeper look into themselves, helping them re-frame who they are, and clarify where and why they belong. She does this through spiritual self-development, Human Design, astrology, and metaphysics. She’s also the host of the Is My Aura On Straight Podcast.
Mitzi Magdaleno is a creative entrepreneur, multi-medium artist, and creative/business coach. She spent the first 15 years of her professional life in San Francisco Bay Area focusing on youth, women, and staff empowerment in organizations like the YMCA and Mission Girls. Empowerment often included dance, art, and music in order to support healing for the people she worked with. She began producing collaborative art and culture events at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco and then Alena Museum in Oakland. Her passion for art and music (and the impact she saw from it) led her to start The Creative Spark LLC. Residing now in Sonoma, CA, she is in the business of supporting creative entrepreneurs share their vision. She continues to find creative solutions for the people that motivate her. She understands the significance of continuously learning, whether it be through school, her community, or her guides and coaches. In 2019 she decided to be a committed co-conspirator with Check Your Privilege, making sure to do anti-racism work in community. She supports people and organizations to get to their vision by giving them the creative tools and space to come up with human-centered solutions. She loves using tools like painting, writing, and dancing to get to the root of the matter. She believes that true global healing will occur when all spaces incorporate these creative tools.
We encourage you to tie your description into the theme of Healing Your Way Forward :). Feel free to include here if this will be an experiential centered session or talk focused, or a mix of both.
Mitzi will be guiding participants through an experiential-centered session. She will guide participants to connect to their creativity using movement and dancing. The intention is to allow people to recognize the feelings that have stayed in the body or are being processed through the body as they have travelled through their healing journey. By practicing how to acknowledge and transmute different sensations in the body, the intention is to release anything that has stayed in the body, so that it may be expressed outward. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate how far we have come on our journey!
More of Mitzi’s work: https://www.thecreativespark.space/
Mary Fashik (she/her) is a Lebanese born, queer disability rights activist, author, public speaker, and workshop facilitator. In 2019, she founded Upgrade Accessibility, a movement designed to challenge today’s accessibility standards. Since its inception, the movement has grown and broadened its lens to include disability rights, intersectionality, disability justice, equity and unequivocally supports Black Lives Matter/Black Disabled Lives Matter. Through a variety of workshops and trainings, Mary helps companies understand how deeply rooted ableism is in their organizational structure and how to implement important changes. Mary strives daily to shed light on issues affecting those in the disabled/chronically ill community, particularly those that affect multi-marginalized members of the community. She was also named an honoree on Diversability’s 2021 D-30 Disability Impact List.
Why Intersectionality is Vital to the Progression of the Disability Rights Movement
A talk-focused session on intersectionality, one of the ten principles of disability justice. This talk will focus on the fact that there can be no collective liberation, disability justice, or progression of the disability rights movement without centering those who are the most multi-marginalized.
Bobby Morgan is an educator, writer, speaker, and consultant who works with educators and businesses to promote equity and antiracist practices. With over a decade in education in under-resourced populations, Bobby is passionate about cultivating brilliance in Black and Brown communities. Through coaching, workshops, and meaningful professional development, Bobby desires to change the educational landscape, ensuring pathways of success for students.
Healing From Misogyny (noir): How Trauma Supports Patriarchy
This talk-focused session is centered on the following:
- the parent wound as foundational in supporting misogyny and toxic masculinity
- our complicity in accepting misogyny as normal
- healing by identifying our wounds and processing in community
Trudi Lebron the author of The Antiracist Business Book and the Founder of The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching. Through her writing, mentorship and institute curriculum, Trudi inspires conversations that confront who we are and how we are, and offers observations and ideas about how we can live, interact, influence and shape the world around us.
Self-Determination, Choice & Liberating Your Mind
In this interactive workshop participants will explore how self-determination is a key factor is liberation and anti-oppression practice, and consider how we all either uphold, or dismantle internalized oppression based on our relationship to our minds.
Aiko Smith is a Black and Japanese American Woman, born on a naval base in Okinawa, Japan but raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a Mother of three, mindfulness teacher, writer, speaker, consultant and business developer. Driven by creating a kinder, more compassionate country, Aiko has devoted her life and career to teaching humans how to mindfully confront their suffering as an integral part of the process of dismantling harmful paradigms and oppressive systems. As a thought leader, her vision is to see a society that values all human beings as sacred. Aiko is trained by UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center.
Pull UP, First Stop Awareness
Awareness is essential in healing internal and external systems of harm. Awareness is the initiating phase of unlearning ignorance, apathy, limiting beliefs and the social cultural conditioning that perpetuates harm. Cultivating awareness through mindfulness is the gateway into the present moment, where all of our power resides to make choices that are in alignment with where we want to go and who we want to be. Awareness is the first stop.
This session will be a mixture of talk and experiential.
J.S. Park is a hospital chaplain, sixth degree black belt, ex-atheist, Korean-American, and loves Jesus. He has a B.A. in Psychology from USF and ask MDiv from SEBTS.
J.S. Park is author of The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise, published by Northfield.
J.S. has been a chaplain for seven years at a 1000+ bed hospital which is a level 1 trauma center in Florida. He also served for three years as a chaplain at one of the largest nonprofit charities for the homeless on the east coast.
Some duties of a hospital chaplain include grief counseling, attending every death and Code Blue, assisting with end-of-life decision-making, and advocating for patients and families in crisis.
J.S. is married and lives in Tampa FL with his wife, a nurse practitioner, his two year old daughter, and their adopted dog.
Corey Evan Leak
Corey Evan Leak is a husband married to his best friend, a father to three amazing daughters and living in the Bay Area of California. He is also a writer, artist, communicator and founder/host of the Existential Podcast. He has been invited to speak about social issues in various venues such as: SJSU, high schools, churches, local businesses and the Bay Area Q Commons event. Corey uses social media to facilitate important conversations about the obstacles this country faces in becoming a more just society. He has met with community organizers, artists, writers, and faith leaders to help formulate plans and actions aimed at promoting justice and dignity for all ethnicities.
What happens when one defects from Christianity or evangelicalism? In this 45-minute discussion, Corey & Myisha will share strategies to heal our relationship with our spiritual selves as we pursue seeing ourselves as a spiritual source of connection.
I have been practicing yoga and incorporating its philosophy into my life since 2019. I continue to practice and teach a blend of styles, incorporating mindful movement, alignment principles, humor, breath, stillness, discovering relationships between body, mind, spirit, and present moment awareness. I work with detailed verbal cues, emphasize breath and proper alignment with hands on adjustments/assists to help students find a fulling experience in their yoga practice. Whether it's a restorative or vinyasa class, students can expect to explore their strengthens, work on their focus and learn to find balance on and off the mat.
Registered with Yoga Alliance 200hr Vinyasa RYT. Trama Recovery Yoga Certified, Hands on Asst. BUDOKON, Also trained in Pilates, HIIT, Kettlebell and Mobility.
Thomas Garvin (They/he), better known as Tommy Allgood, is a Registered Nurse turned Care Director doing work with community and organizational development. Tommy calls Charlotte, NC land stolen from Sugaree, Catawba, and Cheraw home. He/They have a passion for helping people navigate mental, emotional, and spiritual roadblocks by developing grounding practices centered in self and community that foster co-creation and resiliency in the face of adversity and resistance. Tommy works with organizations to facilitate cultural shifts that are people-centered and compassion oriented, exploring what it means to be in authentic service of self and communities. Tommy's current work includes: *Educating and transforming organizational visions + missions to meet the modern day challenges of diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism principles and practices *Spiritual care rooted in personal + collective discovery utilizing tools that center a holistic perspective + embodied self *Knowledge sharing and strategy building with organizations so that they foster healthy people and healthy environments. *Exploring + Advancing Bodily Liberation at the intersections of the Black and Queer experiences.
Embracing The Waiting Season
Often as we heal our way forward we find ourselves in the experience of tension, longing, or seeming stagnation. Our culture's expectations, definitions, and values around action can and often do compound the ways our bodies experience dysregulation when trying to heal from the lineage of white supremacy and oppression. Is it stagnation or something deeper? Perhaps we find ourselves in the waiting season. Join us as we unpack the importance of The Waiting Season.
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The CYP Circle
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The CYP Circle
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The CYP Circle
Heather L. Taylor
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