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Connecting Womxn of Color Conference Registration 2018 – CELEBRAT10N

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 12–3:30 p.m.

The Connecting Womxn 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 and gender-expansive individuals of color and their allies can have meaningful dialogues around issues important to them, inviting people from local universities and the greater Richmond community to share in and contribute to this diversity, equity, and inclusivity work. The conference intentionally focuses on networking in a welcoming environment in order to connect students with people that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to meet.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the conference, and in reflecting on its importance and vitality on our campus, we have made the mindful choice to rename it the Connecting Womxn of Color Conference, using the term “womxn” to emphasize anew our dedication to inclusivity. Commemorating this anniversary, the theme of this year’s conference is “CELEBRAT10N.” The purpose of these spaces is to dig deeper into themes discussed by the keynote speaker, as well as to be reflection spaces for community building, action, solutions, allyship, and honoring and centering womxn of color at the University of Richmond. 

The term “womxn 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.


To best serve our attendees’ needs, we ask that you please complete this registration form.

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Preferred Name (for nametag)

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Please check all conference components you plan to attend:

Reception (12–1 p.m.)
Keynote Speaker (1–2 p.m.)
Breakout Sessions (2–3 p.m.)
Post-Conference Coffee, Tea & Dessert (3–3:30 p.m.)

Please check the breakout session you are most interested in attending:

Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez: Celebration of Being a Womxn of Color 
janaya khan: Demanding Social Transformation, Justice, and Equality
Mariah Williams, '14: Art, Social Justice, and Black Joy: How Womxn of Color Shape Urban Spaces

Will you need any accommodations to participate in the Connecting Womxn of Color Conference? (For further questions or concerns, please contact the University of Richmond Disability Services Office at 804-289-8032).

Yes (indicate all that may apply on next question)

Check any accommodations you may need in order to participate in the Connecting Womxn of Color Conference:

ASL Interpretation
Wheelchair/mobility accessibility
Assistive-listening device
Will be accompanied by a service animal
If you are attending the reception or post-conference coffee, please list any dietary needs you have.
Other (at your discretion, explain in detail below)

Thank you for registering for the Connecting Womxn of Color Conference — we look forward to your attendance on Friday, October 26, 2018! For any further questions or concerns, please contact Tanesha Dixon at

Conference Schedule

  • 12 p.m. Reception (heavy hors d’oeurves, performances, networking and giveaways)
  • 1 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez
  • 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 3 p.m. Post-Conference Refreshments (Coffee, Tea & Dessert)