WCC’s Annual Conference is a great time to connect with others from around the Western Slope about issues that are important to us all. This year we’ll be taking a look at our national and local landscapes as we process the results of our community assessment and plan our campaigns for the rest of the year and 2018. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. If $35 is too much, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about our Pay it Forward Scholarships or our volunteer opportunities.
Shasti Conrad, our keynote speaker, is a dynamic changemaker who has demonstrated political, policy and socio-cultural expertise for over 10 years. Diversity and inclusion are values ingrained within her work, starting at the White House in 2009 as an assistant to Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett to her work in the private sector as Chief Operating Officer for Soze Productions, a creative social impact agency focused on social justice campaigns. Shasti is currently the US Campaign Manager and Regional Planning Adviser for the 100 Million Campaign which aims to be the largest youth mobilization in history to end child labor and trafficking.
In her lunchtime address, The National Landscape: What this political moment means for the grassroots, Shasti will use her personal experience on the National and Grassroots levels to talk about our current landscape and how to adapt and grow within it. Shasti will address the importance of “getting back to the basics” of grassroots organizing at a pivotal moment to broaden our base, grow our power, and include our whole communities in our vision and work.