We invite you to the inaugural South Bay Womyn's Conference! Please register and help us extend the invitation.
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday March 17, 2012
Barrett Ballroom, SJSU Student Union
San José, CA – San José State University students and South Bay community members will celebrates the work, movements, and stories of the community to empower womyn and allies to find their collective voices and strengthen their communities through their inaugural South Bay Womyn’s Conference: Herstory – Uniting to Sustain the Community.
The conference starts at 10:00 AM with keynote speaker Erika Taylor Montgomery, the CEO and Chief Publicist and the Founder of Three Girls Media & Marketing, Inc. Ms. Montgomery is a passionate business leader, journalist, activist, and publicist from the Bay Area; she has also served as the former Press Secretary for the California State Legislature.
Conference attendees will have 15 workshops to choose from between 3 workshop sessions taking place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; topics include but are not limited to: Poeseía y testimonio: Women reinventing hope through spirituality and spoken word, Becoming Barbie: A Look at Gender Development and Social Priming in Young Girls and Adolescents, Claiming Agency and Claiming a Movement: Examining the Intersections of Reproductive and Disability Justice, and Her, Their, Hir Story: What Womyn’s Spaces Mean for Gender Variant Individuals.
Workshops will be followed by the Womyn as Change Makers panel at 4:00 pm, which features social and environmental justice leaders in diverse fields—burlesque dancer and body positivity activist Irene (Renie) McCalphin, environmental outreach coordinator Elizabeth Sarmiento, radio host and journalist Diane Solomon, and restaurant owner and president of Muslim Support Network Moina Shaiq. The conference will conclude with Womyn Got Talent! Open Mic & Resource Fair at 5:15 PM featuring a live performance by April Chase at 6:00 PM (check out their music at http://www.aprilchasemusic.com
Early bird registration is available for High School Students, $5.00; College Students, $7.00; and General Admission, $17.00. Early Bird Registration ends February 15, 2012. For more information visit our website http://www.southbaywc.org