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32nd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference
March 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pmFree – $15
2017 Empowering Women of Color Conference | Unbound and Unboxed: Owning, Asserting, and Uplifting our Whole Selves
Keynote Speaker: Ericka Huggins
Closing Speaker: Fatima Asghar
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
The 32nd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference, “Unbound and Unboxed: Owning, Asserting, and Uplifting our Whole Selves” is designed to answer the call for collective healing issued by the ongoing state of racial, political, environmental, and economic trauma. Through the legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and first woman to run for president, we know that “women in this country must become revolutionaries…and so we must prepare ourselves educationally, economically, and psychologically.” In her trailblazing 1970 presidential campaign, Shirley Chisholm stood “unbought and unbossed.” At the 2017 Empowering Women of Color Conference we stand united; unbound and unboxed.
This year’s theme speaks to the need for collective care and affirmation as a means of preparation, preservation, and resistance. Now more than ever, womxn of color can no longer afford to neglect ourselves while on the frontlines of global battles against social injustice. We must nurture and free ourselves from the limits and labels imposed on us, so that we may move effectively on the path to liberation.
This year we aim to provide a space where womxn of color can come together to hear one another as we explore new imaginings of freedom and well-being. Through a series of innovative workshops, radical healing spaces, a panel discussion, and speakers, we will explore how we as womxn of color can preserve ourselves and our communities as we work towards changing the world. As we proudly celebrate 32 years of the Empowering Womxn of Color Conference, we invite people of all ages, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration statuses, gender identities, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions, and cultural backgrounds to use this as a safe-space for discussion, community building, and healing.
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