Annual Student Leadership Conference

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The Annual Student Leadership Conference at SUNY Brockport is open to all Brockport students who wish to learn more about leadership. Capstone Leadership Certificate students plan the event. Due to the pandemic, the event will be hosted virtually and provide a similarly impactful experience as year’s past. This year’s theme, “The Leader Within: All Hands on Deck” will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to persevere in the midst of and alongside others.

“The Leader Within: All Hands on Deck”

Sunday, February 28, 2021

12 pm - 4 pm


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Meet Our Keynote Speaker

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Ashley Gantt, Civil Rights Activist

Ashley Gantt’s lived experience as a Black woman coping with homelessness, mass incarceration, and poverty lies at the heart of her relentless pursuit for equity and justice. Ashley works as a political strategist and civil rights organizer for the New York Civil Liberties Union, writing and advocating for critical legislation in New York State. Formerly the Western, NY organizer for Just Leadership USA, Ashley led the FreeNY campaign and was instrumental in passing bail and discovery reforms in 2019.

Best known for her work as co-founder of Free The People Roc, Ashley is keeping issues like police brutality, mass incarceration, the school to prison pipeline, and the eviction crisis in the public consciousness. She also serves as chair of the Advisory Board for the YWCA and as Co-leader for Action Together Rochester, a local progressive advocacy group. Ashley lives in Rochester with her daughter, Katelynn, who keeps her laughing and always keeps her humble.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
12 pm Event goes live
12:10 pm Opening remarks
12:25 pm Keynote Introduction
12:30 pm Keynote – Ashley Gantt, Civil Rights Activist
1:30 pm Breakout Sessions with Capstone Leaders
2:15 pm Advocacy Workshop with Ashley Gantt
3:30 pm Closing

Last Updated 5/26/21