Tickets are selling fast, but volunteers receive free admission, access to all parts of the conference, and a free EWOCC t-shirt. Volunteer responsibilities include one 3-hour day of shift and one hour-long training session.
EWOCC’s success is dependent on the hard work of our volunteers who assist with all aspects of our conference including but not limited to food service, registration, set-up, and clean-up.
This is an especially great way for WoC allies to be a part of this movement! See link for more information/to sign up!
Come celebrate womxn of color artistic voices and talent!
The 32nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference ‘Open Mic Night and Artist Showcase’ features and provides space for performances celebrating the voices of womxn of color.
This event is open to all. Donation based entry ($5 suggested).
All proceeds will be donated to Access Women’s Health Justice (http://accesswhj.org/)
Sign-ups for open mic available on first-come, first serve basis: https://tinyurl.com/EWOCCopenmic17
The conference committee is looking to staff our 31st annual empowering women of color conference! Interested? Submit to your applications here by 3/18
CALL FOR VENDORS
31st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference
DEADLINE FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016
The 31st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference invites local non-profits, community and student groups, artists, and makers to table at our 2016 gathering. EWOCC 2016 will feature a Resource & Vendor Fair, which will take place from 12:00 pm – 1 pm outside in Wheeler Plaza. The Resource & Vendor Fair is an opportunity for community and student groups to promote upcoming events and share resources with conference participants. It is also a space for local makers and artists to sell their products. If you are interested in tabling at EWOCC, please complete this form no later than March 11, 2016 here.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Vendors may not sell food
- Vendor spaces are limited. Vendor applications will be approved by the EWOCC planning team. The planning team will privilege applications where the product or resource in question clearly resonates with the themes of the conference.
- If your application is approved, set-up procedures and guidelines will be emailed to you. Vendors who plan to sell goods must pay $20; vendors with resources must pay just $12.
- If selling items, it is highly encouraged you have a method of accepting credit/debit card.
The 2016 Empowering Women of Color Conference is hosting a youth creative writing contest! This year, we are inviting youth to submit a creative writing piece (essay, poem, or short story) that reflects on the themes of EWOCC 2016. To learn more or to apply click http://goo.gl/forms/LTobbmJKul Deadline for submission is March 13th.
Named one of Ebony.com’s “8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media, Andrea Plaid serves as a critic for Kirkus Reviews and a contributing author at RH Reality Check. She is a contributing editor for The Feminist Wire. Plaid was an associate producer of renowned web series Black Folk Don’t. She has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, served as a recurring commentator on Huffington Post Live, and appeared on GRITtv as well as The Guardian, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. She has also spoken about aspects of race, popular culture, and feminism at academic institutions such as Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. Plaid served as an associate editor the award-winning race-and-pop-culture blog Racialicious. Her work on race, gender, sex, and sexuality has appeared online at such outlets as On The Issues and Bitch.com. Plaid’s commentary on Black women and sexuality appears in the new book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris. She also contributed to Feminism For Real: Deconstructing The Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica (Yee) Danforth. She currently lives in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
We’re proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Feminista Jones of FeministaJones.com
Feminista Jones is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, public speaker, lecturer, and community activist from New York City. She is an award-winning blogger and author of the popular erotic thriller, Push The Button. With a focus on women’s health and well-being, specifically in areas of mental and sexual health, she is currently the Love & Sex section editor at BlogHer.com and former sex columnist at Ebony.com.
Feminista has been featured in several online publications, notably as a contributor to Salon.com and TIME.com, and she has been syndicated in TheRoot.com and TheGriot.com. For two years, she hosted a sex-positive feminist podcast called This Week In Blackness: After Dark, which discussed topics related to sex and sexuality, race, and feminism.
As a public speaker, lecturer, and social commentary expert, Feminista has been regularly featured on Huffingpost Live, has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and the Exhale Show, and her work has been featured on C-SPAN and MSNBC. In 2013, Feminista was selected as a United Nations Foundation Fellow for her dynamic social media influence. In 2014, she launched a global anti-street harassment campaign (#YouOKSis) and a National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality (#NMOS14), both of which received international media attention. For this work, she was awarded the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Outstanding Online Activism. Feminista has presented at various conferences at universities and, in 2014, she was honored as one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root. Feminista is also a mom, a mentor to young girls, and vocal advocate for the homeless.
This year’s conference is taking place on April 9th in Wheeler Hall.
Your 31st Empowering Women of Color Conference staff is working hard to bring you the latest updates about the conference. By the end of the month, we’ll share our keynote speaker and workshop offerings with everyone. We’re super excited and look forward to sharing everything we’ve planned for you all!
Be sure to check here and on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Talk to you soon!