Social work

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

University Student Union | Northridge Center

Free lunch will be provided to the first 225 people who register, catered by Homegirl Café.

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action ConferenceAbout this Event

The Master of Social Work Department invites you to the 11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference (previously known as Diversity Day). Our theme this year is Carcerality Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.): Understanding Forms of Carcerality & Rebuilding Relationships. Our goal is to bring awareness to the community surrounding the topic of Carcerality, the ways in which our environment is set up to detain, contain, punish, and incarcerate people and communities.

We will critically examine how carcerality shows up in various sites including prisons, detention centers, the foster care system, mental health institutions, identity, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, education and more. Additionally, we hope to build community and justice through learning strategies to help repair and rebuild relationships, while humanizing those who have experienced any form of carcerality.

We will feature a panel on prison abolition and carcerality in higher education, a theatre performance from Meta Theatre Company, poetry by Tia Chucha’s Trauma to Transformation group, and breakouts focusing on Restorative Justice practices.

We will also have a community resource fair with organizations including: Af3irm Los Angeles, Dignity And Power, National Association Of Social Workers (NASW), Homeboy Industries, Painted Brain, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore, and ReformLAJails.

Check out our video from Diversity Day 2019 for more information on the event.

This is a free conference and it is open to the community, everyone is welcomed to come!

For our Guests with Disabilities

Sign language interpreters are provided, If you require additional accommodations, please contact us via email at  no later than February 21, 2020.


On campus Parking Permit Purchase (Daily fee is $8.00). Parking on campus is open seven days a week, 24 hours-a-day, and is enforced. Parking permits are required at all times in all areas of campus. Parking permits must be properly displayed to avoid parking citations. To be valid, the parking permit must be affixed to the vehicle front inside windshield, lower corner, passenger side, while parked at CSUN.

  1. All persons using CSUN parking facilities must park in a marked space within the designated parking area, and must display a valid permit appropriate for the space the vehicle is occupying.Metered parking is located on Lindley Avenue and on Darby Avenue. Daily permits can be purchased at the information booths, or at one of the yellow dispensers in lots B1, B6, E6 and G4 and in parking structures B3, B5, G3 and G9. See the CSUN map for locations.
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