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Location:

The Conference will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Jepson Alumni Center. To register, click here.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1:30pm: Check-in (Robins Pavilion)
  • 2pm: Welcome and Keynote by Dr. Melanie S. Hussain, followed by a conversation with Tiffany Goodman (WC'07) and Eva Rocha (Robins Pavilion)
  • 3:30pm: Break
  • 3:45pm: Workshops
    • Resilience: Building your Toolbox for a Sustainable Life, facilitated by Tiffany Goodman, WC’07 (Rosenbaum Room)
    • Runway to Empowerment: A Therapist’s Self Reflection Approach on Mood and Appearance, facilitated by Dr. Melanie S. Hussain (Robins Pavilion)
    • Contour to Enlarge Your Nose and Mind, facilitated by Eva Rocha (Quigg Room)
  • 4:45pm: Reception (Jepson Alumni Courtyard)

Workshop Details:

Resilience: Building your Toolbox for a Sustainable Life, facilitated by Tiffany Goodman (WC’07)

Although we are all fully capable, strong, and beautiful Womxn of Color, we must make sure that we are building sustainable lives and lifestyles for ourselves and our future. After learning about trauma, engaging with my trauma history, and taking off into the world of mental health and social justice, I realized I immediately hopped on the grind, yet missed a few steps along the way- specifically, not creating a sustainable lifestyle and taking care of myself. Thus, based on Dr. Ginsberg’s 7 C’s of Resilience, we are going to talk about some of the pitfalls of being fully capable world-changers in an unsustainable world, and what measures you should consider in crafting your future.

Runway to Empowerment: A Therapist’s Self Reflection Approach on Mood and Appearance, facilitated by Dr. Melanie S. Hussain

Each day when we get dressed, we get to tell the world a little about who we are just by what we wear. What do our clothes say about us? How does our mood impact what we wear?  In my personal research and practice, I approach my clients from this point of view - focusing on the client to feel good both from the inside and out. The empowerment of self being the primary focus, I will explore the connection of what one wears has a direct relationship to how one feels. As a therapist and stylist, I understand that clothing is a way to self express and communicate with others. Through this model, I have worked with clients who have made internal shifts in relationship to their external appearance, clients presenting themselves in the way they want to look and feel empowered. In this workshop, I will use a self-reflection process to talk through ways to enhance personal blossoming not only from the inside out but also from the outside in. I will pull back the emotional layers, highlight the psychology of color, and fashion an empowering conversation on how we can all make this world our runway.

Contour to Enlarge Your Nose and Mind, facilitated by Eva Rocha

Engaging in opened conversations on Art History through the lens of Visual Anthropology, this workshop will discuss disguised oppression and concealed racism in Art. It will also investigate dictatorial imposed beauty and female behavior through a race-feminism lens. Participants will engage in a guided discussion of relevant elements of Art, analyzing them through an Intersectional Feminism context.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Phelps, Administrative Coordinator, Westhampton College at kristen.phelps@richmond.edu or 804-289-8468. 

Questions?

For questions, please contact Zara Sibtain, Assistant Dean of Westhampton College at zsibtain@richmond.edu. For questions regarding registration, please contact Kristen Phelps, Administrative Coordinator, Westhampton College at kristen.phelps@richmond.edu or call 804-289-8468.