In late August 2022, LARC, ARD, PLAAS, LRC and SWOP hosted a three-day hybrid conference across three provinces in South Africa and multiple countries online. Over 700 participants registered to attend the conference and over 150 attended daily online while over 120 attended in the in-person venues. The conference was a first of its kind. With community members and academics occupying the same space and engaging theory and practice in real time. Prominent thinkers such as Professor Nomboniso Gasa, Dr. Dineo Skhosana, Dr. Aninka Claassens, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Professor Ben Cousins were presenting alongside prominent activists such as Constance Mogale, Grace Maledu, Nonhle Mbuthuma and Reverend Mbhekiseni Mavuso.