Join us for FCCP’s 40th Anniversary Convening, Democracy from the Ground Up: The Power of Community on May 10-12, 2022 as we return to convening in-person in Chicago, Illinois.

News You Need

  • Agenda & Travel Needs: FCCP’s registration website is still live with our current agenda and travel information. Please click here to view these and more. 
  • COVID-19 Protocols: FCCP continues to monitor CDC and local guidance related to COVID-19. As a reminder, all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in-person or have a reasonable accommodation request. Proof of vaccination or accommodation request is required prior to arrival at the Convening. All attendees must also show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to check in at the convening. A second negative COVID test will be required on the second day of the convening. On-site self test kits will be available to meet that requirement.
  • NEW: Upload Your Vax Card Now: FCCP will be utilizing to gather proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test. Begin this process now by uploading your vaccination card today. We highly encourage everyone to utilize the system to help you easily move through registration on-site. Note: non-proctored test results will only be accepted onsite. We encourage you to take a proctored test (e.g. app, pharmacy, doctor, health department based test) in advance if possible.
  • Tips on Attire: Chicago weather can be a bit unpredictable, as can event spaces. We encourage you to wear smart casual attire for our sessions and breakouts. For our offsite reception at the Chicago Sports Museum on night one, comfortable shoes are suggested. For our anniversary celebration on night two, we encourage you to get festive and join us in cocktail attire as we mark this special 40th anniversary occasion.


All scholarships have now been distributed. Thank you to FCCP’s supporters for helping to make this happen!


2022 Convening Planning Committee

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Romilda (Romy) Avila

Tides Advocacy
Romilda (Romy) Avila is CEO of Tides Advocacy, working to strengthen political infrastructure and investments to support power building and policy reform led by and benefitting those most impacted by injustice. Read More…
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Tamieka Atkins

Tamieka Atkins is the Executive Director of ProGeorgia. In addition to the detailed daily operation, infrastructure building, strategy setting, and fundraising, Tamieka serves on the board of State Voices, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and Amnesty International USA. Read More…

Thank You to our Sponsors!

FCCP thanks the sponsors of our 40th Anniversary Convening. We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for your consideration. Your support ensures we bring this convening, rooted in intersectional racial justice and equity, to as many people as possible. For more information, please see our prospectus here or contact FCCP Membership & Development Director Elizabeth Shapiro at