This year’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference will be hosted at the Historic Benson Hotel in downtown Portland, OR Friday February 24th – Sunday February 26, 2017
The Northwest Student Leadership Conference (NWSLC) is the largest and most exciting, student- led, leadership conference in the Pacific Northwest. The conference provides dozens of workshops specifically designed to develop and engage student leaders and provide them with organizing and advocacy skills they can bring back to campus. The Northwest Student Leadership Conference provides a politicizing, engaging space for students to gain valuable tools that allow them to become better leaders, organizers, and social justice advocates. NWSLC is made possible each year with the support of the Oregon Student Foundation.
Thank you for your interest. Registration for the 2017 Northwest Student Leadership Conference is now closed.
Submit a Workshop Proposal
Are you passionate about empowering students to be advocates for themselves and their communities? Join us at this year’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference as a workshop presenter and help us develop the next generation of leaders! We are looking for presenters who will provide content focused on enhancing the personal leadership development of students including building the skills necessary to help them advocate on behalf of the communities they represent. Please feel free to submit one or more proposals! Submit early as space is limited.
Early Workshop Proposal Deadline: January 27th
Late Workshop Proposal Deadline: February 3rd
Submit workshop proposal here
D Pei Wu
D Pei Wu was born in New York City and grew up in a small Chinese community in adjacent Fairfield County. In addition to participating in the civil disobedience mass mobilizations of WTO civil society protests in Seattle (1999) and Hong Kong (2005), D’s first arrest was supporting hotel workers fighting for a living wage in Emeryville, CA.
D has co-authored several reports on youth organizing in environmental justice and played key roles in media & communications with delegations of youth, indigenous peoples, and women in international climate change treaty conventions. Their favorite campaigns have included fighting the evictions of Chinese and Vietnamese immigrant and refugee tenants in Oakland, CA; developing data books on environmental quality and community-stabilizing development with Filipino, Black, Asian, and Latino communities in San Francisco and West Oakland; and preventing the detention and deportation of local undocumented people. D’s dissertation examined the role of cultural organizing and healing in movements for transformative social justice.
D is on the Board of the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans and the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for scholar-activist-organizers and a proud associate member of their union, the American Association of University Professors. D lives with three dogs and roommates in a cute old house in southeast Portland, and speaks English, Spanish, passable Mandarin, and dwindling French and Portuguese.
Aubrey joins Oregon Voice with a wealth of training knowledge and organizing acumen, not just in Portland, but also around the state. Aubrey joined the staff of Basic Rights Oregon in 2007, when she was hired as Portland Metro Field Organizer in Basic Rights’ campaign for domestic partnerships and nondiscrimination. Since then, she has managed field for Basic Rights’ safe schools campaign, coordinated Basic Rights’ work in small towns across the state, launched the Trans Justice program, served as Program Director overseeing the Trans Justice and Racial Justice programs, coordinated internal anti-oppression organizational development throughout Basic Rights, and finally became its Deputy Director in 2013.
As BRO’s Deputy Director, Aubrey helped to ensure the ongoing strength, visibility and progress of the organization’s ongoing trans and racial justice work. She oversaw the nation’s first message research on transgender-inclusive health care, in collaboration with Transgender Law Center, resulting in the production of Healthy People, Healthy Communities, a messaging guide for advocates. She also co-facilitated an organization wide strategic planning process to establish Basic Rights’ strategic direction beyond winning the freedom to marry and co-authored the 2015-2020 strategic plan.
Born and raised in Oregon, Aubrey is proud and honored to work with Oregon Voice, “As someone who’s been part of Oregon’s progressive community for years, Oregon Voice plays a crucial role in building political power by and for historically underrepresented communities, and supporting a lasting, vibrant progressive movement in our state.
Room Rates and Deadlines
The room block at the Benson Hotel is full. Participants are welcome to contact the Benson directly to inquire about room availability and rates.
For alternate accommodations, there is an additional room block for at the Marriot City Center in downtown Portland, OR.
You can find more information here.
Click here to review the 2017 NWSLC schedule.