Reclaiming History and Paying What’s Due

Friday, November 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST
& Saturday, November 11, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST

Join us at Metro State University 700 E 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55106


Overcoming Racism: Reclaiming History and Paying What’s Due

The theme focuses on two distinct and related topics:

1. Historical Recovery – reclaiming movements, strategies, approaches from the past that could be useful in our current work—if they were known, and

2. Paying What’s Due to those harmed by oppressive acts sanctioned by government and every other sector in our society in which primarily Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities were stripped of their land, rights and ability to create generational wealth. Black and Indigenous people also experienced cultural genocide, of which the after effects are still felt today.

2023 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yohuru Williams

Dr. Yohuru Williams is a Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas. He received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998.

Dr. Williams has appeared on a variety of local and national radio and television programs most notably ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Aljazeera America, BET, CSPAN, and NPR. He was featured in the Ken Burns PBS Documentary “Jackie Robinson” and the Stanley Nelson PBS Documentary “The Black Panthers.” He was one of the hosts of the History Channel’s Web show “Sound Smart” and has appeared as a featured historian in History’s popular miniseries, “The Men Who Built America” and “The Food that Built America” and A&E’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” He is also a contributor to the Progressive Magazine.


Two Day Access

Attend both days, November 10th & 11th.

Includes morning plenary sessions and two afternoon workshops each day: 

Regular Admission: $250

Early Bird: $190 (must register by October 1st)
Student: $75


One Day Access

Attend only one day. Either November 10th or 11th.

Includes one morning plenary session and two afternoon workshops for the day chosen: 

Regular Admission: $160

Early Bird: $132 (must register by October 1st)
Student: $50


Live stream options are available for individuals, non profits, businesses, schools and other communities that would like to view the morning plenary sessions. 

The livestream will have closed captioning in both English and Spanish

Scholarship Options

Need-based scholarships are available – click here

Indigenous/Native persons can always register and participate without payment.

Conference volunteers can register for free too! – click here