Speaker Announcements! Here are a few of the many speakers joining us for #ImReady 2022!
Join us for #ImReady2022! We are excited and honored to have Tavae Samuelu, Inez Consuelo, Irma Shauf Bajar, Ny Nourn, and Kalaya'an Mendoza join us for this hybrid conference.
Tavae Samuelu is the daughter of a pastor from Leulumoega and a nurse from Saleimoa in Sāmoa. She’s a passionate advocate for Pacific Islanders and is committed to liberation for all. Tavae was born and raised on Tongva Territory, and credits her time on unceded Ohlone land for her political consciousness. During the pandemic, she has learned that her most important title is Aunty Vae and is committing herself to the teachings of the Nap Ministry.
Inez Consuelo is an intuitive medicine woman, certified sound therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner. She weaves together indigenous ancient shamanic sounds with modern harmonics and overtones to stimulate and open cellular pathways to alleviate and release emotional, spiritual and physical burdens while restoring one's soul integrity.
Irma Shauf-Bajar is a Filipino queer grassroots community organizer, movement educator and trainer dedicated to building people power and resiliency in communities and movements toward liberation. A tireless advocate for coalition building, Irma has been at the forefront of building effective multi-racial and multi-sector coalitions on local, national, and international scales.
Ny Nourn is a queer formerly incarcerated survivor and proud daughter of a Cambodian refugee survivor. She is the Co-Director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee and organizer with Survived and Punished. Ny's work and passion are focused on freeing and supporting formerly and currently incarcerated immigrant and refugee survivors. Criminalized as a domestic violence survivor, Ny was detained by ICE after serving 16 years in state prison. In June 2020, Ny was granted clemency in recognition of her work which also prevented her deportation to Cambodia.
Kalaya'an Mendoza [He or They/Them] is a Queer, Filipino and Hard of Hearing human rights defender, street medic and community safety & mutual protection trainer. For the last two decades he has worked in solidarity with frontline communities around the world from Aotearoa to Turtle Island, to co-build their capacity to respond to state and non-state actor violence. He currently serves as the Director of Mutual Protection at Nonviolent Peaceforce. Nonviolent Peaceforce is an international organization that protects civilians in violent conflicts using unarmed protection strategies.
Head to imreadymovement.org/2022conference for more details about our in-person and virtual conference ticketing, volunteering, donations and sponsorship, and to learn more about the #ImReady Movement. We hope you can join us to Reimagine Everything.