Hello NYCoRE Family,
Over last seven years, the annual NYCoRE conference has grown from a small gathering of 150 people, to over 1200 students, educators, activists and community members! We have worked hard to create an inclusive and justice-oriented space filled with new ideas, art, education and love. Through the years, we have developed many exciting features, such as child care, kids track, inclusive name tags, interactive arts, pass the hat, a social media team, youth open mic lunch, breakfast/lunch/snack, all day coffee, community and raffle time with a DJ, organizational and sales tables, stellar keynote speakers, and over 75 annual youth and adult-led workshops. Thank you for your support as we continue to build toward a radical and socially just world.
While our conference has grown in attendance, effort, workshops, and mouths to feed, our capacity has not. We have always been and continue to be an all-volunteer grassroots organization made up of people employed in other full-time jobs. Because of our commitment to continue to maintain the high quality of the NYCoRE conference, we have decided to move to a biennial model. From now on, we will hold the conference every other year, in the off years of the Free Minds Free People conference, put on by one of our sister organizations, The Education for Liberation Network. Therefore, NYCoRE will not hold our event in 2017, but will be back in 2018 for our 8th, now biennial, conference.
Thank you for your understanding and support.