2022 Conference

Quote reads Time to be brave, be bold, and build a collective movement toward racial justice.

Event Details


Our theme is Prioritizing Wellness and Navigating Resistance

This event is specifically crafted for teams looking to start or sustain their antiracist work. You can also attend individually. 

What are you waiting for? Get your team together and sign up!

Mark your calendars!
  • When: June 20 – 23, 2022
  • Where: Virtual / Online
  • Preview the agenda

This conference will be virtual and delivered through Zoom and include several apps and platforms. 

We will have several breaks as well as time for mindfulness. The schedule on each day goes from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time.  

  • $800 USD per person 
  • Teams of 10 or more will receive an additional discount of 20%.
  • There will be several scholarships options based on need and local/political context. Details below.
If you are interested in attending our conference, but dealing with political or professional resistance, apply for a scholarship here

Apply to Present

If you are interested in presenting a workshop, keynote, or other format, apply here.

Contact Us

If you have an questions about group rates, conference details, and or special requests, please email us: info@trussleadership.com


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Curtis Acosta and Carlos EC Hagedorn share contemporary programs, and professional development opportunities, which are leading the way in creating excellent academic and humanizing outcomes for BIPOC youth.

Guest Speaker

Featuring an interactive discussion with world renowned Resmaa Menakem, author of ‘My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.’

Workshop Facilitators

The conference will also feature workshops from:

  • Shane Safir
  • Michael Essien
  • Carla España
  • Luz Yadira Herrera
  • Carolyn Roberts
  • Lorena Germán
  • Roberto Germán
  • Jen Benkovitz
  • Brad Weinstein
  • Nathan Maynard
  • Lyndsey Schlax
  • Samia Shoman
  • Jeffrey Garrett


The schedule on each day is from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time. 

Preview the agenda here.

Monday, June 20th

  • Foundational Training – How WSC is Making Us Sick
  • Healing from White White Supremacy Culture
  • Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching

Tuesday, June 21st

  • Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Conversations”
  • Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Systems”
  • Antiracist Symposium featuring past DWSC participants
  • Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching

Wednesday, June 22nd

  • Mindfulness Morning
  • Q&A with Resmaa Menakem
  • Racial Affinity Processing
  • Workshops
  • Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching

Thursday, June 23rd

  • Keynotes – Dr. Curtis Acosta and Carlos EC Hagedorn
  • Student Panel
  • Workshops
  • Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching

Pending pandemic developments, we plan to offer an in person experience (in Portland, Oregon) to a limited humber of people in the Pacific Northwest region.

Sign Up Here

The first 100 people to register will receive a conference swag bag, including some of the following:
T-shirt, books, conference workbook, stickers, and canvas bag.

Scholarships for Educators Under Attack

If you are interested in attending our conference, but dealing with political or professional resistance, apply for a scholarship here

More Details

Currently we have educators registered from Wisconsin, Oregon, California, Illinois, Vermont, Ontario, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Delaware, Colorado, British Columbia, Virginia, Missouri, and Washington.

Our conference is open to new and returning participants. Monday and Tuesday will feature a new foundational series created by Joe Truss, which will focus on answering the questions, “Why was this year so hard? Why do we feel so exhausted? What is really broken?” It will give participants tools for better sustaining through the work and advocating for change. In addition, the foundational series will provide participants with tools for navigating and battling resistance.

Last Year’s Conference

Last year was incredible. Our 2nd annual conference featured Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. Bettina Love, and Dr. Gholdy Muhammad. We also had 20 workshops from many presenters.