Conference Guide

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Your Conference Guide

How To Sign Up

1. Go to our main website and click 'Register For The Conference' or directly through this link

2. Fill out your information 

Fill out your information and select your Registration Type

Click on the registration type

3. Select your programs

  • You can only select one program per session block: 4:00 - 4:50 pm and 5:00 - 5:50 pm
  • Look through the programs' descriptions to pick the best ones for you. To know more about our presenters and the programs, visit our Programming Page 

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4. Submit! 

You are officially signed up for the Fall 2020 Student Leadership Conference! A confirmation email is sent to your inbox with your confirmation number and registered workshops.

Keep a lookout for the Reminder Email from the Student Leadership Conference 24 hours prior to November 13th for all the Zoom links for your experience!

Tips: Remember to mark the Reminder Email for easy access throughout the conference, if you need any help navigating during the conference, feel free to drop by our Conference Help Desk. 

Navigate The Conference

1. How to access your Zoom links

A Reminder Email from the Student Leadership Conference will be sent to you 24 hours prior to November 13th with all the Zoom links needed for your experience! Look for this email in your email engine search box: Reminder - Student Leadership Conference: Putting the ACT in Activism

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2. Where to find the Conference Help Desk

If any problem occurs during the conference (whether it's a technical or a general question) we have the Conference Help Desk here to help your experience go smoothly. Come say hi!

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3. How to fill out your Evaluation Forms

Fill out the Evaluation Forms to win cute customized stickers! This conference is planned by students, we value your feedback and comments on our efforts for future improvements. 

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  • At the end of each program from 4:00 - 4:50 pm and 5:00 - 5:50 pm, there is a 10-minute window break for you to fill out the Program Session Evaluation Form. This form is for you to evaluate and reflect on the program you have just attended. 
  • At the end of the conference, look out for our email with the Conference Survey. This form is for you to give us feedback on your overall experience with the Student Leadership Conference 2020.

Thank you for engaging in the Student Leadership Conference 2020: 'Putting the ACT in Activism', we hope you had a great time learning with us!


Start to ACT, now!

We encourage showing support for black-owned businesses in the Bay Area. Feel free to refer to this list, visit and support them during the days leading up to and after the conference. 

Name Location Category
Bay Area Black Market Online Online Market
Amawele's South African Kitchen San Francisco Restaurant
Burke and Black San Francisco Catering Services
Oasis Cafe San Francisco  Cafe
Da Flora San Francisco  Restaurant
Daniel's Test Kitchen San Francisco Popup/Restaurant
Mission Bowling Club San Francisco Activities, Food
Bella Trattoria San Francisco Restaurant 
Vegan Hood Chefs San Francisco Restaurant
Voodoo Love San Francisco Restaurant
Miyako Old-Fashioned Ice Cream San Francisco Ice Cream, Yogurt
Cup Cakin' Bake Shop Berkeley Bakery
Healing Kitchen Berkeley Restaurant
DeVaughn's Cajun Kitchen Oakland Restaurant
Malibu's Burger Oakland Restaurant
Teas With Meaning Oakland Tea Shop
I Am Cafe San Leandro Cafe
Sistas Soulfood Cafe San Leandro Cafe
Luv's Brownies Santa Clara County Pop Up/Delivery
Spicy Girl Meal Prep Vallejo Meal Prep
Chris's Kitchen Soul Food San Pablo Restaurant
Reuschelle's Cheesecakes Hayward Cheesecakes
Every Hue Beauty Target Nation Wide Beauty Products
Coloured Raine Online and Fashion Nova Make Up Brand
Partake Foods Target, Whole Foods  Cookies
Scent And Fire Candle Company Fresno Candles, Home


Name Author
Becoming Michelle Obama
The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett
Redefining Realness Janet Mock
The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander
Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson
How To Be An Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi
Queenie  Candice Carty-Williams
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison 
Between The World And Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates
Go Tell It On The Mountain James Baldwin


Donate to Non-Profit Organizations and Initiatives

Donations can come in the form of time, skills, money, or other forms of value you can offer. See a curated list of groups and organizations that are working toward creating social change for the common good. 

Organization Description
Black Queer Groceries

This fund is for Black Queer and Trans people living in San Francisco City/County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County who are experiencing or are at risk of food insecurity.

Our goal is to provide Black Queer and Trans people with contactless grocery delivery to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We want to provide a safe experience for our community and develop accessibility for folks who do not have privileges such as time or transportation to access groceries.

This initiative was created by Black Queer folks in San Francisco who have personally suffered the effects of COVID-19 and have experienced food insecurity. We were able to come out ahead of our struggles through mutual aid and wanted to continue the cycle of uplifting our community.

Larkin Street Youth Services 

Larkin Street Youth Services is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness. Founded in 1984, we've helped over 75,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services.

While every young person’s story is unique, there are common themes around trauma, family violence, job disruption, and housing instability. From outreach and housing to health, education, and employment, Larkin Street offers the comprehensive services a young person needs to end the cycle of homelessness and create a permanent pathway out of poverty.

San Francisco Rising

San Francisco Rising is a grassroots alliance united to make lasting change in San Francisco. Our members represent the majority of the city—low-income and working-class communities of color—who contribute to the wealth and unique beauty of this city but have not benefited from its prosperity. We have a long-term vision for the city and we are in it, together, for the long run. We bring together Black, Latino, Chinese and Filipino communities and leaders from across the city to create a community-based political infrastructure capable of running sophisticated electoral operations each election cycle, and winning.

TGI Justice Project

TGI (Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex) Justice Project is a nonprofit in San Francisco that helps black trans leaders inside and outside of prisons. We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self- determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice. The mission of TGIJP is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against TGI people in California prisons, jails, detention centers and beyond.

Westsides Community Services 

Westsides delivers educational, health and social services to continually strengthen our local communities. They have a long history of serving the African American community and providing services to San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations. The neighborhoods they serve are some of the poorest regions of San Francisco, and the individuals and families who live in them struggle every day with isolation, mental and physical illness, domestic violence, street violence, and drug and alcohol addiction. These are complex and interrelated issues. Westside offers a wide variety of programs that are designed to improve the health and safety of San Francisco communities.


Organization Description
Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the nation’s only uniquely and unapologetically Black “think and do tank” powered by two decades of work to end the Black HIV epidemic.

The Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. We engage volunteers, collaborate with partners and deploy resources to achieve this mission.

Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

LDF is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 80 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.


Founded in January 2016 the UndocuBlack Network is a multi-generational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and advocates to transform the realities of our people, so we are thriving and living our fullest lives.

Initiative Description
BASE Financial Assistance Fund

The BASE Financial Assistance Fund is available to any USF undergraduate and graduate students who identify as black and are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to a temporary financial hardship that may jeopardize their health, safety, academic performance and/or ability to stay enrolled at USF.  Funds may be used for such necessities as rent, tuition, and transportation home among other needs. Learn more >

Fr. Privett Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship for undergraduate DACA students.\

Jesuit Community Magis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for graduate DACA students

African American Scholarship

A scholarship that supports full-time, undergraduate African American students, in good standing, with demonstrated financial need.

Saber es Poder Scholarship

A scholarship for Latino students with demonstrated financial need who exemplify academic achievement, leadership, and the desire to make a real difference through service to their communities.

Donate to the Food Pantry | myUSF

The USF Food Pantry provides an intermediate solution for students who are experiencing food insecurity.

USF Student Life

The Student Life Gift Fund supports all Student Life programs and services including Career Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Koret Health and Recreation Center, and the Campus Safety Shuttles. You can also designate your gift to support specific needs like the Student Assistance Fund (including food pantry), End of Year Ceremonies, or Student Organizations

Organization Description
Causa Justa: Just Cause (CJJC) 

Challenges displacement and gentrification by growing coalitions and campaigns; invests in long-term economic, racial, and gender equity among Latino and Black families in SF and Oakland.

Faith In Action Bay Area

Combats contemporary social justice issues affecting oppressed communities, incl. housing rights for undocumented and immigrant families in San Francisco and San Mateo working with home congregations and faith-based organizations.

Housing Rights Committee Advocates fair housing policies/tenant rights'; organizes movements to fight displacements/evictions.

Organizes with Latino immigrant families and youth in the Mission and Excelsior districts to fight for environmental, economic, and housing rights.

SF Rising

Builds community-based political power and infrastructure to make lasting changes on issues impacting oppressed communities of color in SF.

South Of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)

Builds collective power of working class, immigrant youth and families in the SoMA through organizing and planning; combats evictions and discrimination, and advocates for affordable housing, employment, and childcare.

Youth Vs. Apocalypse

Bay Area-based diverse group of young climate justice activists that work together to amplify the voices of the youth, in particular, youth of color to fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world to bring radical change at systemic root causes of oppression. 


One-stop resource and support center for truancy intervention services for SF middle and high school students to disrupt the school to prison pipeline.