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2020 Advocacy & Policy Conference

March 8 - 9

Building a Movement to Fight for Every Student


Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University. He is also a founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland (www.rosesinconcrete.org) and the Community Responsive Education Group (www.communityresponsive.org).

As a classroom teacher and school leader in East Oakland for the past 27 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students. Duncan-Andrade lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools.


Legislator of the Year Award Recipient

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins


Toni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va.

“Throughout her career, Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community.”

Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community. She lives in the South Park community of San Diego with her spouse, Jennifer, and their dog, Joey.

California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award

Assemblywoman Christy Smith


A graduate of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Christy attended College of the Canyons and graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduating, Christy started her career in public service as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Education.

Christy eventually returned to California with her husband to raise their family. While raising their two daughters, Christy was very active in local education, serving as a PTA and site council member before being elected to the Newhall School Board in 2009. She additionally founded the Valencia Valley Technological Education Foundation and served as its initial Chair.


Who should attend?

  • All faculty members, union and academic senate leaders, and those who work in categorically funded programs are encouraged to attend.
  • Student leaders are also invited.


Network, share ideas and strategize with colleagues across the state

Participate in professional development sessions

Hear from top decision-makers on policy and budget

Meet with and lobby your legislators

Share in the celebration recognizing CCC faculty


FACCC Member Rates
Member Full-Time $250
Member Part-Time $180
Sunday Only Full-Time $220
Sunday Only Part-Time $120
Monday Only Full-Time $180
Monday Only Part-Time $100
Non-Member Rates
Nonmembers Full-Time $350
Nonmembers Part-Time $280
Sunday Only Full-Time $320
Sunday Only Part-Time $220
Monday Only Full -Time $280
Monday Only Part-Time $200
Retired Faculty Rate
Both Days $100
Sunday Only $90
Monday Only $80
Student Rate
Both days $140
Sunday Only $90
Monday Only $80



Sunday, March 8,  10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Monday, March 9,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by legislative visits at the Capitol


  • Sunday lunch and Monday breakfast are included with your registration.

Dress Code

  • Dress code for the conference is business casual.

Legislative Visits

  • For those registered by February 20, FACCC will schedule legislative visits for all participants requesting them. If you request to visit your legislators, plan on staying at the Capitol until 5:00 p.m. on Monday as we cannot guarantee when your meetings will be. Also, please notify us if you need to cancel your legislative appointments since we must notify the legislative offices of any changes. Contact us at (916) 447-8555 or shuynh@faccc.org.


$20 day/self parking
Valet parking: $26


Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza

Guests can call 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329). Group discount rate is currently sold out but rooms might still be available at the hotel at the regular rates.

Alternate Accommodations

Vagabond Inn Executive – Sacramento (Old Town) 903 3rd Street | Sacramento, CA
(0.41 miles from conference site)

Sacramento International Hostel
925 H Street | Sacramento, CA
(0.63 miles from conference site)

Contact Information

Lidia Stoian, Director of Program and Development | 916-447-8555 | lstoian@faccc.org 


March 8
March 9


Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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