Fighting for a Better Life and a Voice at Work and in Our Democracy
in the Not-So-New Jane & Jim Crow Era
2019 AFT Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa,
201 Tallapoosa St.
$192 per night (this includes the $165 room rate, fees and taxes)
The deadline to reserve rooms at this discounted rate is Sept. 24
$100 registration fee
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Rally for Justice at the Alabama State Capitol
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Luncheon Plenary: We Show Up. We Care. We Fight. We Vote.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
He, She, They: Gender Identity
Keep Your Policies Off My Body: Reproductive Rights
Immigration: Justice for All
Jane & Jim Crow: Racism in the 21st Century
#WeChoose Equity, So Fund Our Future: Betsy Devos is Going To Pay For It
Relax, Enjoy, Engage
- Take time for dinner on your own while you enjoy the history of Montgomery. The Legacy Museum, which is located two blocks from the hotel, is open until 7:30 p.m.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (optional)
Special Evening Conversation with Living Legends: We Were There
- Join us for an insightful, thought-provoking and eye-opening conversation with individuals who experienced some of the major historic events that set into motion the civil rights movement. Hear their stories and lived experiences. Learn the truth about the facts. Speakers include Doris Dozier Crenshaw, who was an NAACP youth coordinator; Sarah Collins Rudolph, who was in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when it was bombed in 1963; and Sheyann Webb-Christburg, who at 8 years old was the youngest person in the first march from Selma to Montgomery, known as Bloody Sunday, and who marched next to John Lewis across the bridge.
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ending the day with conversation, fellowship and sweets.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast Plenary: Women Hold Up Half the Sky
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Help—I Have to Use the Bathroom: Embracing Transgender Issues
- Hidden Inequities: Time to Expose, Speak Up and Fight Back
- Open the Doors! K-12 Education for All Children
- Our Vote Is Our Voice
- #WeChoose Equity, So Fund Our Future: Organizing Parents, Students and Educators at the School Level
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Luncheon Plenary: Jane and Jim Crow: Bye!
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
- Pride & Protest
- #MeToo: Empowerment Now!
- Excuse Me: You Cannot Ask That Question
- If We’re Not Counted, We Don’t Count
- #WeChoose Equity, So Fund Our Future: Winning in the Trump Era
An evening on your own to enjoy the historic sites in Montgomery and Birmingham.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast Plenary: Righteous Resistance
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” —Cesar Chávez