2014 EWOCC Evaluation

2014 EWOCC Evaluation

In order to keep improving EWOCC, we have created a very short evaluation survey to get feedback from our attendees on what you think worked well and what you think could use improvement. Your voices matter to us! Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ogIBjrLR5dcGRYvtjYsTB3yxaxFNxCwobKyhbWvBKoM/viewform. If you’d like to be part of the 30th Annual EWOCC Planning Committee or have suggestions for keynote speakers, logo artists, entertainers, workshop leaders, or panelists, feel free to contact us at ewocc-ga@berkeley.edu!

Thank you!

Thank you!

We, the 29th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference Planning Committee, would like to thank you all so much for attending #EWOCC yesterday! We look forward to learning, healing, dancing, and dialoguing with you for many more years to come!



Check out today’s featured performer, Mack Misstress, who will be DJ’ing for #EWOCC on SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014!

Born in the Bay Area, Mack Misstress has been in the spotlight since the age of nine, performing in various plays and talent shows all over the San Francisco Bay. On the stage with a mic in her hand showcasing her fiery delivery and rapid freestyle, has long been her favorite pastime.

Armed with lyrical skills, great stage presence and a fresh vibe that attracts the masses, Mack Misstress is on her way to becoming a worldwide favorite. Her music blends R&B, Hip Hop and that contagious party track sound. She has now moved her skills into the realm of DJ where she has enhanced her musical skills and has been “wowing” her fans old and new with new innovative styles on the turntables. For find out more visit, http://www.reverbnation/mackmisstress


Highlight: Keynote Speaker Loretta J. Ross


Keynote speaker Loretta Ross was a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012, a network founded in 1997 of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. Ms. Ross is an expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, and violence against women. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements.

Ross has appeared on CNN, BET, “Lead Story,” “Good Morning America,” “The Donahue Show,” “Democracy Now,” and “The Charlie Rose Show. She is a member of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices. She is a co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, written with Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, and Elena Gutiérrez, and published by South End Press in 2004 (awarded the Myers Outstanding Book Award by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights), and author of “The Color of Choice” chapter in Incite! Women of Color Against Violence published in 2006. She has also written extensively on the history of African American women and reproductive justice activism.

Loretta is a rape survivor, was forced to raise a child born of incest, and she is also a survivor of sterilization abuse. She is a model of how to survive and thrive despite the traumas that disproportionately affect low-income women of color. She serves as a consultant for Smith College, collecting oral histories of feminists of color for the Sophia Smith Collection which also contains her personal archives. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law degree awarded in 2003 from Arcadia University and a second honorary doctorate degree awarded from Smith College in 2013. She is pursuing a PhD in Women’s Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. She is a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother.

Call for Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers for #EWOCC2014! In exchange for your volunteer time, you will receive free admission to the conference, lunch and a t-shirt! Please contact our Volunteer Chair, Leila Carranza for more information and to apply! (ewoccvolunteers@gmail.com)

Thank you!

We have officially selected the performers for the 2014 EWOCC! Thank you to all those who applied. We had an overwhelming number of applicants this year and are excitedly thinking about how we can incorporate those we will not be seeing this year into next year’s EWOCC. We will be doing press releases on who we selected for the 2014 EWOCC soon. They’re an amazing and diverse group we are excited to watch with you all on March 15th!