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Summit Schedule

2016 Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit Schedule

Saturday, March 5, 2016 | Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota 

For more information or to register for the 2016 IWWOCSS, click here.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Mississippi Room)
Check in and light breakfast 

9:30 - 9:50 a.m.  (Mississippi Room)
Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young, Assistant Vice Provost Virajita Singh, and Summit Co-Chairs

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. (3rd Floor) 
Concurrent Workshops Session One

Everybody Got Their Something: Five Paths to Leading and Making Change
Anitra Cottledge, University of Minnesota

Hope, Agency, and Love: Indigenous Women and Women of Color in Graduate Education
Jill Haom, M.S., Nue Lor, Stephanie Pleasant, Jasmine Kar Tang, Ph.D., Nathalia Torres Jimenez, University of Minnesota

Kyriarchy: Conceptualizing the Intersectionality of Race, Gender and Class
Raven Ziegler, University of Minnesota

Battling Imposter Syndrome: Honoring Your Lived Experiences Through Personal Narrative
Faustina Cuevas, Jamie Schumann, University of Minnesota

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. (3rd Floor) 
Concurrent Workshops Session Two 

Ain't No Justice, It's Just Us: Transformative Justice for Indigenous and Women of Color Survival in the Academy
Lena Palacios, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Subverting Stereotypes Through Dance: Women of Color's Bodies on Screen
Leila Awadallah, University of Minnesota

Sitting in Circle: Graduate Student Affinity Group for Indigenous and Women of Color
Caitlin Gunn, SeungGyeong Ji, Beaudelaine Pierre, Naimah Petigny, University of Minnesota

Truth to Pain; Truth to Power
Beverly Bushyhead, M.A., M.P.A., Nonprofits Assistance Fund

12:00 p.m. (Mississippi Room)
Networking Lunch

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. (Mississippi Room)
Keynote Speaker: Kabo Yang, Executive Director of the Minnesota Women's Consortium 

1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops Session Three (3rd Floor) 

Reclaiming Our Radical Feminism From the Roots Up: Decolonizing Patriarchy On Settler Colonialist Land
Gabriela Spears-Rico, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Knitting as Political Warfare
CheyOnna Sewell, The Yarn MissiOn

Community-Based Alliances Through Storytelling: The Power of (HER)story
Julie Vang, Tao Vang, University of Minnesota

Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
Kendra Okposo, University of Minnesota

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Mississippi Room)
Plenary Session: Healing Justice with People's Movement Center

3:30 p.m. (Mississippi Room)
Closing remarks and raffle drawing

3:45 - 6:00 p.m. (Mississippi Room)