Fearless Vision // Real Solutions


Thursday, August 18th

Day 1: Native Strategies for Justice

Goal: to identify Native American organizing strategies around violence, and how directly impacted communities as well as grant makers can highlight and support Native American organizing efforts to end violence against Native peoples.

Panel Discussions: 

Violence against Native Peoples & Community Responses

Organizing on Reservations

Organizing Inside Prisons  

Overcoming Trauma & Barriers to Healing

Register to attend Day 1: Native Strategies for Justice

When: 9am-4:30pm, day includes catered lunch


A private screening of The Seventh Fire with a candid Question & Answer session to follow with Rob Brown the subject of the film. Albino Garcia, director of La Plazita Institute and CJI Circle member, who also appears in the film, will moderate the discussion. 

Synopsis: When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre comes this haunting and unflinching debut feature directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono.

RSVP for this private screening of The Seventh Fire.

When: 6:30-9:30pm, evening includes refreshments

Friday, August 19th

Day 2: Beyond Prisons Joint Fundraiser with CURYJ

Join CJI, grantees and members of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) for refreshments and freedom dreaming at a joint community fundraiser for CJI and CURYJ. Hear about the exciting work CURYJ, CJI and our grantees are doing to make the vision of restorative justice a reality. All are welcome! There will be great conversation, music and art, food and drink. Learn more about CURYJ and La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe at curyj.org.

RSVP for this special gathering and fundraiser. 

When: 7-9:30pm, evening includes refreshments and light fare

Saturday, August 20th

Day 3:  Toward Total Freedom 

Goal: to identify and encourage steps that welcome people, in their entirety, their whole selves, their talents, strengths, and needs into the movement to transform the criminal justice system.

Panel Discussions:

Organizing to Strengthen a Movement Part 1: Everyone Under the Tent

Organizing to Strengthen a Movement Part 2: Bringing our Whole Selves

Make the Vision Plain: Visioning a World Beyond Prisons with Community Safety & Self-determination

Register to attend Day 3: Toward Total Freedom

When: 9am-4:30, day includes catered lunch

Register and RSVP for all events here.


Weekend passes can be purchased by clicking on the event pages for either Day 1 (Native Strategies for Justice) or Day 3 (Toward Total Freedom). Buying a weekend pass will give you access to the panel discussions for both days. You will still need to RSVP for the free events: The Seventh Fire film screening and Day 2: Beyond Prisons (joint fundraiser with CURYJ). If you have any questions should contact Reynold Martin at Reynoldm@solidago.org. 

If you have questions about the program or any of the events, feel free to contact us here

All events held at La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Café at CURYJ.

2289 International Blvd, Oakland, CA. 

All events will be held at La Cultural Cura Cultural Arts Cafe, a project of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)

2289 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606


*Subject to change