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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!

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Speakers & wellness practitioners

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Tavae Samuelu


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Irma Shauf-Bajar

Executive Director,

18 Million Rising

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Ny Nourn

Co-Director, Asian Prisoner Support Committee; Organizer, Survived & Punished

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Liz Suk

Executive Director

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Dylan Rodriguez 

Scholar, Teacher, Parent, Writer, Collaborator;

Day job as Professor at UC Riverside

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Bernadette Lim

Founder and Executive Director, Freedom Community Clinic

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Kavita Mehra

Executive Director,


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Estella Owoimaha-Church

Executive Director

Speakers & Wellness Practitioners
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Natalee Kehaulani Bauer

Scholar, Educator, Parent, Author

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Anna Cho 

Organizer & Chief Of Staff, She The People

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Katherine Nasol

Researcher, Educator, Organizer

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Lily Wong

Associate Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center

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Dr. Connie Wun

Co-Founder & Executive Director, AAPI Women Lead

More to come...

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Healing & wellness practitioners

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R Consuelo Inez

Intuitive Energy Medicine Woman

Owner of Inez Healing Arts

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Susanna Barkataki


Embrace Yoga's Roots

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Amina Lei

Art Activist, Educator,

Healing Arts Mentor

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Molli Khansengsing

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: 

  • Transformative Justice 

  • Mutual Aid 

  • Community Safety/ Emergency Preparedness

  • Violence in our communties

  • Healing Justice

  • And More! 

Offerings at #ImReady 2022 will include: 

  • Healing Sessions

  • Wellness Practitioners

  • Community Exchange

  • Community Self-Defense Training

  • Community Altar

  • And More! 

Confrence Themes & Workshops

Conference agenda

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


Welcome Opening

Anna Cho Fenley, Inez Consuelo


Opening Panel

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

Mia Mingus

Award Ceremony

Reimaging Everything Panel

Liz Suk, Bernie Lim, MD, Ny Nourn, Irma Schauf-Bajar, Katherine Nasol

Fireside Chat

Tavae Samuelu

Decolonizing Yoga 

Susanna Barkataki

Special Guest 

Leo Sheng

5th Anniversay Celebration and Closing

COVID Safety

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. 

Directions to #ImReady 2022
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Wheelchair Accessibility

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

Nearby Hotels


Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 


Oakland Marriott City Center 

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown- City Center 

378 11th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Nearby Airports

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. 

Nearby Hotel Accomodations & Airports
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In-Person Conference


Virtual Conference


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