Rise Up Conference

October 17th, 2024

9AM - 5PM

What is the RISE UP Conference?

Penny Lane Centers, a pioneering organization dedicated to empowering marginalized communities, is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the “Rise Up: What’s Your Story” conference. Rooted in the belief that storytelling is a powerful tool for social change, this conference endeavors to provide a platform where voices often marginalized or unheard can resonate and inspire action.

In a world inundated with narratives of hate and exclusion, the Rise Up conference stands as a beacon of hope and resilience. Just as stories captivated us on the kindergarten rug, they continue to shape our understanding of the world and our place within it. Whether tales of triumph or adversity, stories have the unique ability to bridge divides, foster empathy, and ignite collective action.

For over five decades, Penny Lane’s journey has been intertwined with stories of transformation and advocacy. From providing sanctuary for young women exiting the juvenile justice system to spearheading initiatives for racial justice, Penny Lane embodies the ethos of listening, learning, and lifting others up. Through the Rise Up conference, we aim to amplify this ethos by inviting individuals and organizations to share their narratives of courage, resilience, and solidarity.

2024 marks the third iteration of the Rise Up conference, and we are thrilled by its growing resonance within our community. Joined by hundreds of partners committed to eradicating racism and promoting equity, we envision a day filled with stories that challenge, inspire, and ultimately catalyze change. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey, where each story shared has the potential to spark a ripple effect of compassion and action. How will your story shape the narrative of justice and equity? Join us at Rise Up: What’s Your Story to find out.

“We are all storytellers.  We all live in a network of stories.  There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”

-Jimmy Neil Smith

How can we support Racial Justice?

  • Communicating the Why to help professionals understand whatever the big idea at hand is
  • Working with youth of color and immigrants
  • Inquiring about and being respectful of a person’s racial and ethnic identity
  • Acknowledging our collective pain and resilience
  • Safe and supported forums for these uncomfortable conversations
  • Reduction of and coping strategies as regards bullying for LGBTQ individuals
  • Engaging parents as adult allies supporting BIPOC communities
  • Navigating the current socio-political realities for BIPOC people
  • Utilizing social media to support and encourage people of all ethnicities
  • Taking an interpretive approach to our learning journey

GET YOUR TICKET

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

$150

AVAILABLE UNTIL
JULY 31, 2024

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

$175

AVAILABLE UNTIL
OCTOBER 16, 2023

GROUP REGISTRATION

$150

PER PERSON GROUPS OF 10+

AVAILABLE UNTIL
OCTOBER 16, 2023

STUDENT REGISTRATION

$100

MUST PRESENT STUDENT ID

AVAILABLE UNTIL
OCTOBER 16, 2023

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Inspiring
Keynotes Speakers

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Educational
Breakout
Sessions

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Valuable Networking Oportunities

Resource
Fair

Complimentary
Breakfast & Lunch

6 CE Credits

LCSW, MSW, LMFT

2023 SPONSORS

Penny Lane Centers
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Penny Lane Centers