San José, CA - We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual South Bay Womyn's Conference, Weaving our Wisdom: from Roots to Wings on Saturday, March 9th from 8:30am to 6:00pm inside the San José State University Student Union. This event is open to male, female, and transgender identified students and community members. Early bird registration is available until February 15th for $8.00. General admission will be $13.00 and $15.00 at the door. To register visit http://www.southbaywc.org/registration/
Weaving Our Wisdom seeks to celebrate, learn, and reflect upon the herstory of womyn warriors working in our community, while engaging the concerns faced by today’s generation of womyn. Throughout the day there will be artists, vendors, presenters, and panelists encouraging inclusivity and empowerment using various forms of expression.
Panels- The conference will host two panels featuring: Olga Talamante, Executive Director of the Chicana/Latina Foundation; Steeda McGruder, Founder of Sisters That Been There; Founder and Co-Chair of the Regional Coalition for Equal Pay Joan Goddard; Associate Vice President of Instruction at De Anza College, Rowena Tomaneng; Deepa Sharma, Campaign Manager of the Jim Beall for State Senate race; ‘Mother of South Bay Hip Hop,’ Aiko Shirakawa; Conservation and Development Manager of the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, Megan Fluke Medeiros; and Shahin Gerami, Director of the San José State University Women’s Studies Department.
Workshops- There will be three workshop sessions throughout the conference. Session I Honoring Herstory (10:50am ) seeks to look at past and current social justice movements within our community. Session II Health, Wellness & Healing (1:25pm) explores the practice of self-care, spiritually and physically. Session III Facing Forward (2:50pm) will be centered on learning from the past and facing our futures. Attendees will have the freedom to choose which workshops they take part in.
The South Bay Womyn’s Conference strives to create a safe space and environment that promotes learning, expression, and education. By focusing on local womyn’s intersections and commonalities, the SBWC hopes to unite individuals of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. This event is wheelchair accessible and we strongly encourage those with mobility, visual, or hearing impairment to email info [at] southbaywc.org
for reserved seating.