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Connecting Women of Color Conference

The Connecting Women of Color Conference fosters an open dialogue in which undergraduate women 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 women 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 women that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to meet. This year's conference theme is "Building Across Bridges." Please click the links on the left for details on the conference.

Additional Conference Events

The movie screening and Hair Expo are sponsored by the Westhampton College Dean's Office, the Connecting Women of Color Conference, and the Black History Month Committee.

Multiracial Identity Movie Screening

Join us for a movie screening of the documentary Multiracial Identity on Wednesday February 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ukrop's Auditorium located in the Robins School of Business. Multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in America, yet there is no official political recognition for mixed-race people. Multiracial Identity explores the social, political, and religious impact of the multiracial movement.

The first 20 students to arrive will get a free door prize!

For more information on the movie check out the Facebook page:

Hair Expo

Join us for a Hair Expo on Wednesday February 17 at the Tyler Haynes Commons Room 305 from 7-9 p.m. Tired of struggling to care for your hair? In need of hair care supplies? Interested in getting an expert opinion from stylists that specialize in African-American and Latino hair care? Join us on Wednesday Feburary 17 at the Tyler Haynes Commons Room 305 for University of Richmond's second annual Hair Expo! The Hair Expo is an opportunity for students to:

  • Learn about hair care techniques specifically suited for African Americans and Latinos
  • Connect with stylist that specialize in hair care for African-American, Latino, and curly hair in the local Richmond area, 
  • Purchase hair care products on campus suited for African American, Latino, and curly hair 

We will have hair care services available for men as well!

Connecting Women of Color 2016