Native Liberation Conference 2019 Schedule

NLC 2019 Flyer

Native Liberation Conference 2019
September 7-8, 2019
Gallup, New Mexico



This year’s conference will be held primarily at the El Morro Theater and Events Center 207 W Coal Ave, in Downtown Gallup, NM 87301. Access to the main theater is on Coal Ave while access to the events center rooms is located on South 2nd Street.  

 **Two Panels will be taking place at the Octavia Fellin Public Library which is located two blocks south of the El Morro Theater and Events Center at 115 W. Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301** 


There is no registration and no costs to attend. The Red Nation will have a table set up in the El Morro Theater Lobby with literature and will be collecting donations to cover the costs of the conference. Donations can also be made online via 


The Red Nation will be providing lunch on both days of the conference for free to attendees. We highly encourage folks to bring plates, cups, napkins, utensils, as well as snacks and water to share.


Childcare and activities for kids will be provided at no cost by the Free Access to Movements Childcare Collective (FAM). They will be set up in the El Morro Events Center in the Free Ahmad Sa’adat Room.

FAM can be reached by emailing faminabq@gmail.comor by phone: (919) 606-3716 as well as on Facebook: 

Conference Rooms:

As in previous years we have named the conference rooms after political prisoners from struggles around the world.

Free Red Fawn Room:This is the main auditorium located in the El Morro Theater. Red Fawn Fallis is a water protector who participated in the #NoDAPL Protests at Standing Rock. She is currently serving 57 months in FCI Dublin, California. 

More info:  

Free Lula/ Lula Livre Room:This is the meeting room located inside the Octavia Fellin Public Library. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvais the former President of Brazil, a metalworker and trade union leader, who helped found the PT (Workers Party), Brazil’s main left party. He is currently in prison on false and vindictive charges. 

More info:

Free Ahmad Sa’adat Room: This room is located in the El Morro Events Center. Ahmad Sa’adat is one of nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails. These political prisoners, men, women and children, are activists, organizers and political leaders of the Palestinian people. 

More info on Palestinian Prisoners:  

Shut Down The Camps Room: This room is located in the El Morro Events Center. 

More than 50,000 immigrants are currently being detained by ICE. They are facing cruel and disgusting conditions in essentially concentration camps-particularly Trans people, women, and children who are being separated from their families. More info: #CloseTheCamps 

Accessibility: Both the El Morro Theater and Events Center and the Octavia Fellin Library are wheelchair accessible. We are asking that folks refrain from wearing heavy scents. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide sign language interpretation. There will be all gender bathrooms. 

Contact The Red Nation:
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or media inquiries please reach out to The Red Nation:  Email: trngallup@gmail.comor Phone: (505) 750-7192  


Day 1: Saturday, September 7, 2019 

**Doors Open 9am** 


Free Red Fawn Room: Welcome and Opening Plenary: “How we organize: Revolutionary Socialism and Native Liberation”: The Red Nation 


Free Red Fawn Room: Gallup and Bordertown Violence: Brandon Benallie, Jennifer Denetdale, David Correia, Alliance Against Displacement  


Free Ahmad Sa’adat Room: Lunch **Provided by The Red Nation**   

1:40pm-2:40pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Black Mesa: Hope Alvarado, Marschelle Honeyestewa, Marie Gladue, Nicole Horseherder, Salina Begay, Glenna Begay

Free Lula/Lula Livre Room: Latin America Solidarity: Landless Workers Movement (MST-Brazil), Fredy Campo (Coordinator of the Indigenous Guard, Resguardo Pioyá, Nasa Indigenous pueblo, Colombia), Reynaldo Padilla, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research 

2:50pm-3:50pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Palestine Solidarity: Palestinian Youth Movement, Adalah, Samidoun

Shut Down The Camps Room: Chicanx/Indigenous Solidarities: The Red Nation

4:00pm-5:00pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Border Imperialism/Abolition: Beyond Borders Caucus, Christina Heatherton 

Free Lula/Lula Livre Room: Standing With Standing Rock Book Panel: Lewis Grassrope, Jaskiran Dhillon, Will Parrish, Nick Estes 

5:30pm -7:00pm Free Red Fawn Room: Closing Plenary: Anti-Imperialism: Melanie Yazzie, Nick Estes, Manu Karuka, Christina Heatherton, Lara Kiswani 

Day 2: Sunday, September 8, 2019

9:00am – 9:45am Radical Walking History Tour of Downtown Gallup

**Meet in front of the El Morro Theater on Coal Ave. This will take about 45 minutes and will include about 1.5 miles of walking.**

 **Doors Open at 9:00am**


Free Red Fawn Room: Opening Plenary: The Red Deal: Dina Giglio-Whitaker, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Janene Yazzie, The Red Nation 


Free Ahmad Sa’adat Room: Lunch **Provided by The Red Nation** 

**During lunch there will be a focused discussion for folks interested in organizing in Farmington, New Mexico in the Shut Down The Camps Room**

12:30pm-1:30pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: MMIWG: Candy Brings Plenty, Cheyenne Antonio, The Red Nation

Shut Down The Camps Room: Socialist Organizing and Movement Building:Rachel Herzing, Khury Petersen-Smith, Nick Estes 

 1:40pm-2:40pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: US War on Terror: Lara Kiswani (Arab Resource and Organizing Center), Mary Ann Maestas, Micheailin Butler

Shut Down The Camps Room: Healing/Trauma: Jennifer Denetdale, Melanie Yazzie, Jennifer Marley

2:50pm-3:50pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Nuclear Colonialism: June Lorenzo, Denise Brown, Tewa Women United, Pueblo/a/x Feminist Caucus  

Shut Down The Camps Room:Writing Revolution: Jaskiran Dhillon, Will Parrish, Nick Estes

4:15pm-4:30pm Free Red Fawn Room: The Red Nation Chair’s Address: Melanie Yazzie  

4:30pm-6:00pm Free Red Fawn Room: Closing Plenary: Indigenous Feminism: Cheyenne Antonio, Pueblo/a/x Feminist Caucus, Radmilla Cody, Melanie Yazzie, Orien Longknife