‘People Get Ready’ Conference


March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
UC Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall
Telegraph & Bancroft
$0 - $30

See full agenda on website.

People Get Ready 4 will gather left movements in the Bay Area of California to analyze political conditions and discuss movement strategy during a period of deepening economic, social, and ecological crises.

The conference is hosted by Center for Political Education.

Endorsing organizations include:

Arab Resource & Organizing Center Alliance of South Asians Taking Action Black Organizing Project | Bay Rising | California Coalition for Women Prisoners | Catalyst Project | Chinese Progressive Association Critical Resistance (Oakland) | GABRIELA Oakland Haiti Action | International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network | National Lawyers Guild – SF Bay Area | Palestinian Youth Movement (Bay Area) | San Francisco Rising | Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Program Description

The conference will feature organizers, activists, strategists, and scholars in conversations that will sharpen participants’ understanding of the political conditions and threats we face in the current moment and provoke thoughtful debate and discussion on strategies for building working-class power for the long-term.

*Note: Session times, titles, and speakers may still be adjusted over the next few weeks.

Tickets & Registration

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Please self-select your ticket level based on what you are able to give. If you are able to give more than the suggested levels, please consider donating to the Solidarity Fund, which helps CPE provide this conference to more participants free of charge.

As with all of our previous conferences, no one will be turned away from People Get Ready 4 for lack of funds.

Disability Access at the Venue

Dwinelle Hall is located by the Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley Campus. A detailed description of Accessibility and Compliance for Dwinelle Hall can be found here.

The eastern entrance of Dwinelle Hall has two sets of stairs to enter the building (both sets of stairs have 5 steps each for a total of 10 steps) and a ramp to enter the building as well.

Plenary sessions and breakout sessions will be held in 155 Dwinelle and 145 Dwinelle. These auditoriums are wheelchair accessible at the top level near the entrances, and on stage for conference speakers via elevator. There are 20-30 seats in each auditorium that are accessible by zero to two steps: these will be reserved for attendees with limited mobility. The remaining seats in the auditorium are accessible by 3-16 steps.

In addition to 155 Dwinelle, the breakout sessions will be held in Dwinelle classrooms that are flat and without internal stairs or levels. They contain classroom chairs and desks for seating.

The floors on which these classroom are located are accessible via stairwell or elevator. Restrooms are also accessible via the same stairwell and elevator.

COVID Policy

Participants will be required to wear masks while indoors at the conference and to confirm up-to-date vaccination status prior to registration.

We will provide masks for participants to wear in case they do not have one.

If you are unable to attend the event due to illness, we will provide a full refund.

See our FAQ for more information on our COVID policy.


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