Rise Up Conference- September 21st!

September 2, 2022

Rise Up is Days Away!!

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, we will gather at the California Endowment Center to learn about, discuss and acknowledge the racial and social justice disparities that exist in our society.  We recognize that it is not easy to talk about race, but we also recognize that to stay silent is to accept the status quo.  The status quo is not good enough.  Joining together we can make a difference.  We can learn from each other, and we can commit to action steps to help eradicate these disparities. It won’t be easy, but can we guarantee that it will definitely be worth it.  

Please join us as we welcome an amazing group of speakers, panelists, and facilitators.  We are so happy that they have agreed to join us in making the day one to remember.

Here is a sneak peek . . .

  • Self Portraits and Privilege: Daniel Bustamante and Fanta Ritchie
  • Rising Up from Multigenerational Trauma: Diane Nunn & Cynthia Shackleford
  • Father Strong- Intentional Inclusion of Father in Family Services: Dr. Alan-Michael Graves
  • Know Better, Do Better: Improving Outcomes for African American/Black Families in Child Welfare: Lisa Whitecrow, Zelerie Woods, Dominique Denny & Deborah Keyser
  • From the Letter of the Law to the Spirit of the Law: Rev. Dr. James Thomas
  • Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Prescription Medications in the Community: Dr. Arisah Muhammad-Lewis
  • Building the Resistance: The Impact of Systemic Racism and Mass Incarceration on HIV in Los Angeles County: Felipe Findley, Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson & Dr. Nina T. Harawa

In addition, we are excited to welcome Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, Executive Director of Racial Equity for Los Angeles County, who will be delivering the Keynote Address.  And let us not forget The Power of Storytelling: A Panel featuring Rob McGowan, Mayra Medina Nunez, Christopher Harriott & LaToyia Conway Hampton.  We have so many wonderful things in store for our participants.  It’s days away and we cannot wait to see Rise Up in action.

-Judy Grant, Penny Lane Centers

RISE UP: A Racial Justice Conference

Join Us September 21st!!  Penny Lane Centers proudly presents Rise Up: A Racial Justice Conference. This is a one day event to build awareness and enhance understanding around social and racial justice issues. Racial inequality has been woven into the fabric of our society, but that does not make it okay. At Penny Lane we are working daily to bring awareness and attention to the issues that continue to negatively impact the BIPOC community. Societal ideas about racial equity must be addressed and must be changed in order for there to be true equity. Through our one-day conference, it is our hope that you will learn something new, be moved and called to action to be part of the positive change that is needed. It is our hope that you too will Rise Up.

Register Now: RISE UP

Penny Lane Center's 2022 EDGY Conference

Join us October 13th!

Penny Lane Centers proudly presents EDGY (Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ+ Youth and families), a one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

Tickets are now on sale!  Space is limited, save your seat now!

Register Now: EDGY Conference 2022