The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference is less than three weeks away! Please refer to the details below for more information about our events, registration, and volunteering. We hope to see you on March 2 and March 3!
The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference Committee
I. March 2- On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis
II. March 3- The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference: A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access, & Healing
III. February 15, 16, and March 1- EWOCC Volunteer Information Sessions and Orientation
On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis, Friday, March 2, 2012. 4-6pm. Pauley Ballroom
For the first time in history, iconic activists Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis will share the stage for a conversation on revolution. In this historic event, Ms. Boggs and Ms. Davis will discuss their motivation for continuing their work and activism, presenting their ideas of social justice, healing and moving activism beyond the academy.
Grace Lee Boggs (b. 1915) is an activist, writer, and speaker whose seven decades of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of the past hundred years. She continues her work with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center for Nurturing Community Leadership in Detroit, training the next generation of leaders to create productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible and just communities.
Angela Davis is an internationally renowned activist, scholar, author and educator. She is author of eight books, which include Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire; Women, Race, and Class; and Angela Davis, An Autobiography. Davis has remained dedicated to the struggle for social justice and equality since the beginning of her activism in the 1970s. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination.
Admission for the event is free and open the public. Seating for this event is first come, first serve. For disability accommodation requests and information please visit http://access.berkeley.edu. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, February 21 in order to receive disability accommodations.
The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference: A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access, & Healing, Saturday, March 3, 2012. 9:30am-5:30pm. UC Berkeley MLK Jr. Student Union
The 27th annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, themed “A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing,” honors our legacies, celebrates our struggles and provides a space to build community and share practical tools to shape our everyday lives. This year’s conference will focus on the mental, physical, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual wellness of women of color.
The conference will host Andrea Smith and Radmilla Cody as keynote speakers.
Andrea Smith is of the Cherokee clan and is a longtime anti-violence and Native American activist and scholar who has published widely on issues of violence against women of color. She is co-founder of the Boarding School Healing Project and INCITE! Women ofColor Against Violence, a national grassroots organization that utilizes direct action and critical dialogue. She currently teaches in media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, she also helped edit INCITE!’s two anthologies, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex and Color of Violence.
Radmilla Cody is of the Tla’a’schi’i’(Red-Orche-on-
Admission is FREE for UC Berkeley Students, $15 for non-UCB Student and elders, $20 general public. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit: ewocc.berkeley.edu.
Want to volunteer at EWOCC? Opportunities are available in areas such as room monitoring, photography, pre-conference prep and child care. Visit https://ewocc.wordpress.com/
We will also have volunteer information sessions on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 in Anthony Hall (Graduate Assembly) at UC Berkeley. Light refreshments will be provided!
EWOCC Volunteer Information Sessions:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
EWOCC Volunteer Orientation (Mandatory)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m