Join Us — Register Here For This Year's Conference!

The 21st annual Practical Activism Conference will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 10am-5pm at the College Nine and John R. Lewis College Multipurpose Room.  

More information about the upcoming conference can be found on the PAC 2024 pageFor a detailed overview of how PAC plays out please visit the Past Years archives page. 

What is PAC?

Practical Activism is an annual student-led conference featuring speakers, performances, interactive workshops, and a variety of hands-on creative activities and opportunities on a wide range of social justice issues. The conference serves to provide information, tools, and opportunities to generate local and global change.

Housed at College Nine and John R. Lewis College, the Practical Activism Conference is coordinated, planned, and implemented by a group of passionate students who are mentored by professional staff from the CoCurricular Programs Office (the CoCo). While all are encouraged to attend, students can also earn a total of 4 units that fulfill the PR general education requirement for planning the conference in Fall and Winter Quarter. Learn more about how you can get involved here!

The goal of the Practical Activism Conference is to open spaces for dialogue and inclusion, for active discussion of serious issues, for questioning our privileges and assumptions, and for constructive and critical engagement. As such, it is a space in which we welcome discussions of gender, sexuality, power, oppression, and the problems of heteronormativity. The student-designed and facilitated workshops at Practical Activism commonly address these and many other complex issues that concern our community.

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Practical Activism

In 2023, we celebrated our 20th annual Practical Activism Conference. Watch our new video to learn more about the annual student-led conference and the impact it has on our current students, alumni, and beyond!

Connect With Us!

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