Starting Date: 02-19-2011
MLK Student Union Building
Berkeley, California 94720
United StatesThe 26th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) entitled: Building Across Difference: Inciting a Movement of Our Own, returns on February 19, 2011 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 mental health awareness and strengthening our internal and external bonds. The one-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.
The conference will host educators, activists, and authors Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins, and Dylcia Pagan as keynote speakers.
Davis is an author, educator and activist who has conducted extensive research on issues related to race, gender, and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?. She is currently completing a book on prisons and American history.
Huggins is a human rights activist, poet and scholar and was the longest running female leader of the Black Panther Party. For the past 25 years, she has spoken on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women and children, incarceration, education and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change.
Pagan is a social and political activist, teacher, former political prisoner, author, poet, visual artist and healer. She is also one of the first Latina television producers in the United States.
We will have a host of live performances including area DJs, spoken word artist, and musical ensembles.The conference will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 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.
On-site registration will also be available at the conference.
For disability accommodation requests and information please visit http://access.berkeley.edu.
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