Schedule | 8:30 am CT - 5:00 pm CT

8:30 a.m.BREAKFAST

8:45 a.m.Welcome

Brief overview/updates of Texas Freedom Colonies and the Texas Freedom Colonies Project

Lareatha H. Clay, Board Member - CHES, Inc.
Andrea Roberts, Ph.D., Founder - TxFCP

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Cutting Edge Technology

Panel Discussion - Andrea Roberts, Ph.D., Moderator

Clinton Johnson, Founder - NorthStar of GIS
Carl Settles, Founder/Executive Director - E4 Youth
Tameshia Ruddridge and Jourdan Brunson, Founders - Kinkofa

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Concurrent Demonstrations

Opportunities for hands-on experiences, and in-depth discussions with "Cutting Edge Technology" Panel members

11:20 a.m. - 11:45: a.m."Austin Freedom Colonies"

Trailer of upcoming documentary film by Austin-based, award-winning film-maker, Funmi Ogunro

11:45 a.m.LUNCH

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Quakertown

Planning 101 - Preserving and Sustaining Community via Government Partnerships

Rev. Reginald Logan
Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.BREAK

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Archaeology Panel

Report of investigations at two Texas freedom colonies (Shankleville and Sand Hill), utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach.

George Avery, Ph.D. - Stephen F. Austin State University
Jackson Clay - Loud Rumor Marketing Agency
Syreeta Greene, Ed.D. - The American Film Institute
Archie Rison - Genealogist/Historian/Cemetery Maintenance
Rolonda Teal, Ph.D. - Stephen F. Austin State University

2:15 p.m.BREAK

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Preparation & Preservation in the Event of Disasters

Panel Discussion - Stephanie Lang, Moderator

Olivia Primanis - Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA)
Ari Negovschi Regalado, Technical Director - Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Demonstrations

Opportunities for hands-on experiences, and in-depth discussions with "Disaster Recovery Planning" Panel members

4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m."Aesthetic Inhertiances"

Film by Stacey Allen, Danielle Mason and Keda Sharber

4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Close

Syreeta Greene, Ed.D., Board member - CHES, Inc.

Registration Includes:

  • In-person registration includes access to all educational programs, any presentation materials available, Continental Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Virtual registration includes access to all streamed educational programs.
  • Texas educators earn 7 CPE Credits.

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