Connecting Women of Color Conference
The Connecting Women of Color Conference fosters an open dialogue in which participants can think deeply and critically about current issues. This conference seeks to cultivate an outlet on campus focused on both intellectual and personal development in which women of color at the University of Richmond and their allies can have meaningful dialogues around issues important to them while also serving as a forum to invite people from other local universities to further the diversity work and inclusivity of the conference. The conference intentionally focuses on networking in a welcoming environment with the intentions of connecting students with people that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to meet.
The term “women of color” is intended to transcend and embrace shades of color and to welcome and unite those of us who identify as women and gender expansive people of Arab/Middle-Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American/Caribbean/West Indies, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native/Indigenous descent.*
*adapted from Women of Color Network, Inc.
Details for the 2018 Connecting Women of Color Conference will be posted upon availability.
2017 Connecting Women of Color Conference: "Taking Our Seat at the Table"
This year's Conference theme was "Taking Our Seat at the Table" and took place on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Jepson Alumni Center. Our featured keynote speaker was Rosa Clemente, community organizer, Afro-Latinx scholar, activist, independent journalist, and 2008 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate. This year's conference was co-sponsored by WILL* and Common Ground.