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October 26-28, 2018 Green Lake Conference Center

W2511 State Highway 23, Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941

2018 Speakers

Judith Craig Morency is a transracial, transnational, foundling adoptee from Haiti, adopted into a white Canadian family in the early 1980’s. Judith is a registered Social Worker specializing in Fostering&Adoption. Over the past 10 year’s Judith’s professional experiences have reflected a diverse portfolio. She has worked in child welfare, fostering, private adoption, developed/facilitated workshops for adoptive parents and professionals


Past Speakers

Shannon Gibney • Melissa Cheslock • Dr. Darron Smith • Mr Brian Heat • Jasmine Babineaux • South Shore Drill Team • Mr. Chad Goller-Sojourner • Ms. Susan Harris O-Conner • Ms. Ty Lewis • Ms Kucha Brownledd and Baba Tony Brown • Ms. Lisa Marie Rollins • Mr. Keith (i'm possible) Brown • NAJWA Dance Corp • Ms. Angela Tucker • Ms. Rhonda Roorda • John Raible • Ayodele Drum and Dance • Mr. Kevin Hofmann and many, many more.

What can we expect will happen at the Break-Out Sessions and Activities?

The agenda is still developing, but you can expect these or similar programs:
  • Age appropriate Afrocentric games and activities.
  • Mankala (Ayo), African dancing..., story telling.
  • Interactive activities about history and culture.
  • Family adult based workshops on transracial adoptions.
  • Braiding workshops for children and families.
  • Raising Black sons and daughters: What do I do?
  • Speakers who "walk the talk"..did that, done that, it worked!
  • "I am me" workshops for children
  • Drumming activities
  • Soul food dinner

2018 Itinerary

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Registration and check in
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM       Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM       Evening Family Activites
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Break out sessions for children and parents
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM      Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM        Break out sessions for children and parents
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM        Dinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM      Cultural Performance,
                                      Dance Party and Silent Auction

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM       Closing Celebration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM     Soul Food Brunch

2018 Speakers TBA