ORCA DIGSIGNJoin us for the fifth annual Organized Radical Collegiate Activism (ORCA) Conference held on February 12-13, 2021 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. This unique virtual student-led conference aims to address the challenges and advantages of doing social justice advocacy work on college campuses. Through this online conference, students will have an opportunity to share and present with their peers across the nation on advocacy work that students have done on different campuses to tackle social justice issues addressing one or more of the conference themes: Challenges, advantages, issues, and/or organizing of student activism, advocacy, or how to incorporate social justice into campus work on college campuses to relay that social justice has no boundaries. Students will share their experiences and work through session presentations (workshops, panels, etc.) to so that you can translate what you learn to your own campus and community.

All current students are eligible to register and attend. Whether you want to just start or want to grow in your campus advocacy, this is a great opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and resources! Click on the tabs below for more information.

There is no cost for this conference. Students can register to get the zoom link below.

 

Registration is open! CLICK HERE to register!

 


When

Date:   February 12-13, 2021
Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where

Zoom! Complete registration to access the link.

 

Conference Information

  • FAQs


    Who can attend the Equity, Inclusion, and Employment breakfast? Only UAB students are able to register for the Equity, Inclusion, and Employment morning session on Feb. 12th from 9:00 - 10:00 am.

    Who can attend the Equity, Inclusion, and Employment breakfast?
    Only UAB students are able to register for the Equity, Inclusion, and Employment breakfast. However, all students are welcome to enjoy the FREE continental breakfast provided before the sessions.

    I missed the deadline, can I still attend?
    Yes! We welcome day-of registration.

    Do I have to be a student leader or a current activist to attend?
    No! Whether you are just starting out or want to expand your knowledge and resource base in social justice, this conference is for you. We have a variety of sessions to address different issues and provide different resources

    Is there a cost to attend this event?
    Nope! This conference is FREE and the keynote speeches are open to the public.

    What is the theme of this year's conference?
    Our theme is #NotAMomentButAMovement. This year, our presenters will continue to explore and address the challenges and advantages of activism on campus. You will have the opportunity to experience a day with sessions that are accessible to anyone from first-time attendees to regular activists.

    You will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of social justice issues and what you can do to get involved on your campus. Also, we want to highlight that social justice has no boundaries, meaning activism can be done in a variety of different ways and can pertain to a variety of different issues. We hope you leave inspired to create change on your campus!

    What is SJAC?
    The objective of the Social Justice Advocacy Council is to celebrate diversity of identity, broaden cultural understanding, encourage unity, empower marginalized and underrepresented groups, educate about identity-related issues, and promote intercultural interactions between all communities of people at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Who do I contact for disability accommodations?
    For disability accommodations, contact Rebecca at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Direct questions to our Conference and Logistics Coordinator, Andrew, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • About SJAC


    The objective of the Social Justice Advocacy Council is to celebrate diversity of identity, broaden cultural understanding, encourage unity, empower marginalized and underrepresented groups, educate about identity related issues, and promote intercultural interactions between all communities of people at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. It is divided into two boards. The affiliate board provides funding and resources to cultural and identity based student organizations. The programming board plans large scale events through the year to engage the students body.

  • Past Conferences


    2017StayWokeAL

    Stay Woke Alabama, 2017

    2018GetWokeAL

    Get Woke Alabama, 2018

 

Direct questions to our Conference and Logistics Coordinator Andrew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..