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Federal tax ID: 35-2297207.

2nd Annual 

movement conference

9.20.19 • Oakland, Ca

Violence, healing, & solidarity

About the Conference

Join us at the #ImReady2019 conference happening on September 20, 2019 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, CA. This year, our major convening will focus on self-identified Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls, and gender non-conforming communities and our experiences and leadership with Violence, Healing, and Solidarity. The event will be hosted by our organization, AAPI Women Lead, which was created to build upon the progressive politics of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls and in solidarity alongside other communities of color.

Our conference will include table talk conversations and fire side chats to examine violence against Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls, and gender non-conforming communities. Our conference will include our communities’ reclamation of traditional forms of healing. We will host workshops and provide healing opportunities such as acupuncture, body work, yoga, effective communication, and intuitive healing. Workshops and agenda subject to change.


Tarana Burke

Founder of the #MeToo Movement - She/Her


Aya Tasaki
Killer Bi Nguyen

MMA Fighter, ONE Championship



Anna Cho Fenley

State Director of Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice -


Dr. Connie Wun
Co-Founder, AAPI Women Lead -
Haleema Bharoocha

Advocacy Manager, Alliance for Girls - She/Her

Lolan Buhain Sevilla

Cultural Worker - They/Them/Theirs

Mia Mingus

Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) - She/Her

Maheen Kaleem

Program Officer, NOVO - She/Her

Morning Star Gali
Program Director,
Restoring Justice for Indigenous People -She/Her, They/Their
Nani Wilson

Asian American Recovery Services 

Dr. Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer

Professor of Native Hawaiian Studies, Mills College - She/Her

Ny Nourn

Asian American Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus -


Rosa Cabrera
Dr. Val Kalei Kanuha

Senior Lecturer, University of Washington

Yilan Batista

Social Media Educator -



Adelina Tancioco

Founder of Surrendered Healing - She/Her

healer & coach

Inez Consuelo

Intuitive Energy, Medicine Practitioner

Founder of Inez Healing Arts- She/Her

intuitive healer

Ivy Lee
 Acupuncturist & Founder of Luminae Wellness


Jeannie Celestial, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist || Chair, Filipinx Mental Health Initiative-Solano
Leonora Willis
Yoga Teacher, Co-owner Barefoot Yoga
Najia Wei
 Acupuncturist, Clinical Director of Wudang West Cultural Heritage Center


Rachel Newsome
Massage Therapist


Dr. Rod Penalosa

Intuitive Healer

Rosanna Chang, MFT
 Psychotherapist & Reiki Master


Ruta Lauleva Aiono
 Birth Worker & Community Herbalist
Masina Fou Birth Services--She/Her


Virada Chatikul
Taiji Instructor & Martial Artist
Founder, The Quiet Fist - She/Her

movement HEALER

movement HEALER

... and more!

access information


Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 Ninth Street 2nd Flr

Oakland, CA 94607   


Please help us keep this a scent-free event! 

Additional resources at www.oacc.cc/plan-your-visit/

The conference is located on the second floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland's Chinatown. Escalators, stairs and elevators are available to access conference and parking garage. 


Underground in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza. We do not validate for parking. The parking fee is $2 per hour with a maximum daily rate of $24. There is a flat fee special of $2 after 5pm until closing on weekdays. In the Plaza, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. OACC is the first suite on the left.

Franklin 88 Parking Garage on Franklin Street between 9th and 10th St. is across the street from Pacific Renaissance Plaza is a flat fee of $6 all day on the weekends. 


Participants are encouraged to use public transportation. Street parking is limited. 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Options:

The closest BART station is 12th Street Station at Broadway in Oakland. Walk south on Broadway to 11th Street and turn left. Continue on 11th Street and turn right on Franklin to enter the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

From the Lake Merritt BART Station. Exit at the 9th Street exit and walk west on 9th Street for 5 blocks to the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

Metered street parking around the Plaza is $2 per hour (8am-6pm) and FREE on Sundays.




recap from 2018