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Women of Color Student Conference

3rd Women of Color Student Conference

The next Women of Color Student Conference (WOCSC) is scheduled for spring 2016! Interested in volunteering? Join us at the first WOCSC volunteers meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in 41 Appleby Hall.

For questions, please contact the Women’s Center at

2nd Women of Color Student Conference


2014 Women of Color Student Conference Logo

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.

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The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference of 2014 is over, but the conversation continues: 

  • Respond to our conference call to action questions on Twitter using the hashtag #wocsc2014.

» What was one big takeaway from the conference?
» What will you do to support women of color?
» How will you love each other harder?

  • Follow the conference conversation via Storify.
  • Access helpful resources for moving forward.