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CSM Centennial

Rise in Revolution

Rise in Revolution
A Social Justice Conference
April 25-29, 2022, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The CSM Multicultural & Dream Center’s Rise in Revolution Conference was a student-organized conference that sought to inspire and provide college students (along with the larger San Mateo County community) with the knowledge, skills, and resources to be agents of change. We were radicalizing, revolutionizing, and reimagining what collective liberation looks like.

The week-long virtual conference had daily sessions of theory/study, praxis, and critical reflection/dialogue. Workshop and keynote themes were centered around the topics of Climate Justice, Health & Disability Justice, and the Prison Industrial Complex. The event closed with an in-person celebration of joyful resistance through art, food, and performances on Friday, April 29.

Rise in Revolution

Session Videos

Day 1: Climate Justice & Indigenous Resistance
Kathy Jetñil‑Kijiner & Corrina Gould

Day 2: Health Perceptions & Realities
Da'Shaun Harrison & EPIC

Day 3: Moving in Solidarity: Building Movements
Dr. LaNada War Jack

Day 4: Abolition Now Session 1
Jasmine Dellafosse

Day 4: Abolition Now! Session 2
Dr. Angela Davis

Day 5: Joyful Resistance through Art & Celebration
Terisa Siagatonu, CSM Honors Project, Past Lives Resurrection Presentations, Faiva Malie Dance & Poetry Performance


Day Time Title Presenter Location
Mon 4/25 3‑4:30 pm Day 1: Climate Justice & Indigenous Resistance 1 Kathy Jetñil‑Kijiner Online
  4:30‑6 pm Day 1: Climate Justice & Indigenous Resistance 2 Corrina Gould with Sogorea Te Land Trust Online
Tue 4/26 3‑4:30 pm Day 2: Health: Perceptions & Realities 1 Da'Shaun Harrison Online
  4:30‑6 pm Day 2: Health: Perceptions & Realities 2 Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) Online
Wed 4/27 3‑4:30 pm Day 3: Moving in Solidarity: Building Movements 1 Dr. LaNada War Jack Online
Thu 4/28 3:45‑5 pm Day 4: Abolition Now! 1 Jasmine Dellafosse Online
  5:30‑7 pm Day 4: Abolition Now! 2 Dr. Angela Davis Online
Fri 4/29 1:30‑5:45 pm Day 5: Joyful Resistance through Art & Celebration Terisa Siagatonu, CSM Honors Project, Past Lives Resurrection Presentations, Faiva Malie Dance & Poetry Performance Bayview Dining Room at CSM


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Dr. Angela Davis

Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st-century abolitionist movement.
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Jasmine Dellafosse

Jasmine Dellafosse is from Stockton California where she began her organizing career in South Stockton. She was also one of the co-founders and founding members of the Stockton Schools Initiative that began in 2015, where she worked with students and families to fight for educational change through policy. She has helped advocate to bring Ethnic Studies into schools, and push for College Career and community readiness in school. She has led the charge for many projects including pushing to dismantle the school to prison pipeline work, advocating for Restorative justice and investments in counselors, and Restorative Justice Coordinators. Jasmine is now serving as the Senior Regional Organizer with the Gathering for Justice, She is eager to get started and get on the ground with the community and stakeholders across the state. She looks forward to working on a campaign to close youth prisons in CA and is committed to ensuring that community, youth, families, community-based organizations have a seat at the table in reimagining alternative to incarceration for children and youth.
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Corrina Gould

(Ohlone) Corrina Gould is the tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan. Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Corrina has worked on preserving and protecting the sacred burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades.  Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
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Da’Shaun Harrison

Da’Shaun Harrison is a Black, fat, queer and trans theorist and abolitionist in Atlanta, GA. Harrison is the author of Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness, and is a public speaker who often gives talks and leads workshops on Blackness, queerness, gender, fatness, disabilities, and their intersections. Harrison currently serves as the Editor-at-Large for Scalawag magazine and is the co-host of the podcast Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back.
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Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner

Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner is a writer and performer of Marshall Islander ancestry. Her focus has been climate change and the legacy of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. She shares these explorations through the mediums of poetry, performance, and media.
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Terisa Siagatonu

Terisa Siagatonu is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator, and community leader born and rooted in the Bay Area. Her presence in the poetry world as a queer Samoan woman and activist has granted her opportunities to perform and speak in places ranging from the White House (during the Obama administration) to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France. The most memorable moment in her career was receiving President Obama’s Champion of Change Award in 2012 for her activism as a spoken word poet/organizer in her Pacific Islander community.
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Dr. LaNada War Jack

While a student at UC Berkeley, LaNada participated as the Native American component of the Third Worlds Strike to establish the first Ethnic Studies Program in the UC statewide University system. In 1969, LaNada and other students throughout California took over Alcatraz Island in a peaceful protest of the federal government’s ill treatment of Native people and broken treaties with tribes. Pursuing enforcement of treaty obligations and Indian Rights, LaNada was on the founding board and executive board of the Native American Rights Fund for nearly a decade and maintains a current relationship. LaNada has been an elected councilwoman for her tribes and served on many boards both locally and nationally. Dr. War Jack served as the Executive Director for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes for three years and is presently the President of Indigenous Visions Network.

Frequently asked Questions

Check out the Schedule section above.
We will email registered participants every day of the conference with the conference Zoom link.
We will be live-streaming and recording the conference on our YouTube channel! More details to follow.
Day 5's Joyful Resistance through Art and Celebration will be entirely in-person on Friday, April 29.

We are hosting daily in-person viewing parties on Days One through Four on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to SMCCCD students. Our goal is to build an on-campus community for like-minded individuals. We will also have a variety of snacks & drinks!

Day Location Capacity
Mon 4/25 - Wed 4/27 Building 10, Room 468 (College Heights) 50
Thu 4/28 Center for Equity, Leadership & Community Building 17: Student Life & The Village 95
We will have ASL & close captioning during the Zoom virtual conference April 25-28. For additional accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible at
Our conference is entirely virtual for anyone to attend. SMCCCD currently has a face-covering policy in place, therefore we will require that all in-person attendees wear a face covering at all times (unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas), regardless of vaccination status. Event staff & volunteers will be actively checking to ensure the mask policy is being followed. We highly encourage that all participants are fully vaccinated & boosted or tested within 48 hours of attending the in-person events.
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