Starting Date: 03-13-2010
Ending Date: 03-14-2010
MLK Student Union
United StatesThe 25th Anniversary Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) entitled: Intergenerational Wisdom: Celebrating Our Past, Present, & Future, returns on March 13-14, 2010 to the UC Berkeley Campus to honor the legacy of women of color in the U.S., celebrate the struggles of women of all ages, and provides a space for growth, empowerment, and practical tools for everyday life. This year, the nation's oldest and largest women of color conference will focus on embracing our collective histories, acknowledging our impact on the present, and supporting our lifelong development across generations. The two-day conference will be dedicated to issues affecting women at every stage of their lives with workshops, speakers, panels, performances, networking, and vendors of interest to all age groups.
This year's conference will include a panel of acclaimed Bay Area activists, scholars, artists, and leaders in community building and women's issues.
The conference will host the vibrance and stimulation of Rebecca Walker and Angela Davis/Aurora Levins Morales (pending) for two Saturday keynote addresses. Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her work has appeared in many publications; her books include the international bestseller Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self and the anthology To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, which has become a standard text in gender studies courses around the world. A popular speaker at universities and in business settings, Walker teaches the art of memoir at workshops and writing conferences internationally.
Sunday will feature the acclaimed Youth Speaks poets (pending) delivering a keynote address. The workshops will include dance, creative writing, self-defense, financial management, fundraising & relationships. Sunday's workshops will be geared towards youth.
We will have a host of live performances including See.Think.Dance., Aguacero, spoken word, and muraling.
The conference will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Conference events will be held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Student Union Building on the UC Berkeley campus. MLK is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Ave. Admission to the conference includes access to all workshops, speakers, breakfast, lunch and snacks, and live performances.
Online registration will be available through the beginning of March.
On-site registration will also be available at the conference.
For disability accommodation requests and information please visit http://access.berkeley.edu.
Geographical Scope: National