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20th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Date:
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Time:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Alicia Criado
Location Details:
Conference events will be held at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA)-March 3 and in the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Student Union Building- March 4-5 on the University of California, Berkeley campus. BAM/PFA is located on the southern edge of the UC Berkeley campus between College and Telegraph (entrances: 2626 Bancroft Way and 2621 Durant Avenue). MLK is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Ave. For more information, see UC Berkeley's campus map or directions to Campus. Wheelchair accessible.

The 2005 conference themed “Confronting Power: A Century of Struggle and Movements” will feature Susan L. Taylor, editorial director of ESSENCE magazine; Dolores Huerta, co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO ("UFW"); Elaine Brown, activist, author and the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party; Angela Oh, trial attorney who currently serves as an appointee of the Mayor of Los Angeles to the City Human Relations Commission, and past Presidential appointee to Clinton's Advisory Board to the Initiative on Race; and
Lakota Harden, American Indian orator, poet, activist. Also included: book signings, stimulating workshops, exceptional vendors, resource fair, cultural performances, the Women of Color Film Festival and much more!

Pre-register online at ewocc.berkeley.edu or in-person beginning March 3 at 6 p.m. in BAM or at 8 a.m. March 5 in MLK.

The purpose of the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) is to build bridges between academic and community women of color, in an effort to assist them in sharing resources, strategies, and visions that will empower them at all levels of society. The Conference also strives to build networks between different generations, ethnic and racial groups, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientations, and physical abilities. Few forums exist wherein women of color are provided the space to dialogue about the issues that matter most to them. EWOCC provides such a forum. For additional information, conference schedule of events and registration fees please visit ewocc.berkeley.edu
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jan 12, 2005 10:08PM
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