Women of Color Student Conference
2014 Women of Color Student Conference
The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference (formerly the Women of Color Student Summit) will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on March 29, 2014 in Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.
The conference, entitled Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities*, is a continuation of the conversations that began in 2011 with the inaugural Summit, Safe Spaces, Critical Connections. The first Summit centered around the themes of community-building, activism, leadership, and dialogue.
Loving Each Other Harder will continue and expand upon those themes, and provide an opportunity for attendees to examine these ideas in the context of intersectionality. What are the multiple identities of women of color? How do they affect the learning, leading and living experiences of women of color students, particularly at predominantly white institutions (PWIs)? How do these identities affect how women of color see and work with one another?
*We are inspired by and graciously credit Maegan Ortiz (mamitamala) for the creation of the language of “loving each other harder” and Jessica Marie Johnson, author of Diaspora Hypertext, for her writing featuring the same language.
Registration fees are: $10 for students, $20 for community members, $30 for University staff or faculty. Limited scholarships are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
View more information at wocsc2014.wordpress.com and stay tuned for more updates about keynote speakers, ways to contribute and co-sponsor.