We invite you to attend our 5th annual #ImReady convening in Oakland’s Chinatown at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. This year, our hybrid event will take the form of a learning and healing retreat. The in-person event will host 150 people in a COVID safe environment that will require and include masks. Through panels, workshops, and healing sessions, we will gather to celebrate, educate, learn, and take care of our communities.
This year's theme was inspired by Dr. Grace Lee Boggs’ speech “Reimagine Everything.”
“The time has come for us to reimagine everything. We have to reimagine work and go away from labor. We have to reimagine revolution and get beyond protest. We have to think not only about change in our institutions, but changes in ourselves.”
We hope to celebrate and continue the legacy of Dr. Grace Lee Boggs' solidarity work. We hope you join us.
In-person tickets include food, beverage, swag, access to our healers and our community exchange.
COVID protocols in place. Event details are subject to change.
Please notify us of any access needs through the registration form by October 7th at 5:00pm PT and we will meet them upon request.
More details to come!
Speakers & wellness practitioners
18 Million Rising
Co-Director, Asian Prisoner Support Committee; Organizer, Survived & Punished
Scholar, Teacher, Parent, Writer, Collaborator;
Day job as Professor at UC Riverside
Founder and Executive Director, Freedom Community Clinic
Natalee Kehaulani Bauer
Scholar, Educator, Parent, Author
Organizer & Chief Of Staff, She The People
Researcher, Educator, Organizer
Associate Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center
Healing & wellness practitioners
R Consuelo Inez
Intuitive Energy Medicine Woman
Owner of Inez Healing Arts
Embrace Yoga's Roots
Art Activist, Educator,
Healing Arts Mentor
Co-Founder, Tuff Love Fitness
Conference Themes & Workshops
What are we reimagining at #imready 2022?
We're gathering to connect, hear and learn from speakers, organizers, and healing practitioners who will discuss topics such as:
Community Safety/ Emergency Preparedness
Violence in our communties
Offerings at #ImReady 2022 will include:
Community Self-Defense Training
9:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:50am
10:50am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 1:35pm
1:35pm - 1:50pm
1:50pm - 2:50pm
3:05pm - 3:30pm
3:35pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 4:25pm
4:25pm - 5:00pm
Anna Cho Fenley, Inez Consuelo
Kavita Mehra, Dylan Rodriguez, Estella Owoimaha-Church, Liz Suk, Natalee Kehlani Bauer, Lily Wong
Healing + Wellness Offerings
Mollii Khangsengsing, Amina Lei, Inez Consuelo, Chel Anne, Surrendered Healing
Lunch + Network
Key Note Speaker
Reimaging Everything Panel
Liz Suk, Bernie Lim, MD, Ny Nourn, Irma Schauf-Bajar, Katherine Nasol
5th Anniversay Celebration and Closing
Community Safety COVID Protocols
To help our community gather safely, please follow our event's COVID guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations and COVID face masks will be provided.
COVID Vaccination: All participants must show proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated for documented medical reasons, please contact us at community@aapiwomenlead to make alternate arrangements.
Mask Required: Event attendees must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is BARTable via 12th St. and Lake Merritt BART stations. The OACC is a 4-minute walk from 12th St. BART and an 8-minute walk from the Lake Merritt BART station.
The Pacific Renaissance Plaza Parking Garage is located on 9th Street between Franklin and Webster Street. Parking is $1 per 20 minutes. Max daily rate is $36. There is a pay station for parking on the 2nd floor as well.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center has elevators to enter the building, including wheelchair-accessible elevators from the parking garage.
Elevators into the OACC are accessible via parking in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza building. Enter the parking garage from Franklin St or Webster St. in between 9th and 11th St. Once parked underground in the plaza, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. OACC is the first suite on the left.
A Fragrance-Free Space
Our conference at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center will be a fragrance-free space. Please join us in making this space accessible to those with sensitivities by refraining from the use of perfume or cologne, essential oils, or any strong-smelling personal care products including lotion, deodorant, laundry detergents, or fabric softeners. When using these products, please choose fragrance-free versions. Check out this resource by Leah Lakshimi Piepzna-Samarainha for POC fragrance-free body products. Thank you for helping us make our event as accessible as possible!
Rest & Wellness Room
There will be a room available in our event space for attendees to step into if they need to rest or just take a moment away from the conference space. This room is also available and welcome for those that need to breastfeed or pump during the conference.
Virtual Conference Accommodations
ASL and live Zoom captioning will be made available upon request. Please notify us of any access needs via the registration form by October 7th at 5:00pm PT.
Nearby Hotel Accomodations & Airports
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown- City Center
378 11th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
The Oakland International Airport is about a 15-minute drive from the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and the OACC's nearby hotels.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The San Francisco International Airport is about a 30-minute (depending on traffic) drive from the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and the OACC's nearby hotels.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
The San Jose International Airport is about a 45-minute (depending on traffic) drive from the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and the OACC's nearby hotels.