Womxn's Empowerment Conference: Embracing Intersectionality
March 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Womxn's* Empowerment Conference (WEC) is a transformative experience that brings womxn together to educate, inspire, empower, and honor womxn and their intersectionality as agents of positive social change through the various topics covered by our presenters. It was created to showcase opportunities to empower womxn to achieve their highest level of personal and professional growth. "Embracing Intersectionality" is the theme for 2018. This conference is part of Womxn's HERStory Month programming.
*We are utilizing womxn to be more inclusive of the diversity within the category of womxn
Keynote Speakers: Jade Phoenix Martinez, a queer, trans, femme, first-generation Pilipinx-American, Los Angeles-based performance poet, writer, educator, parent & activist. Katherine Gin has worked to enhance arts and education opportunities for low-income and minority youth and has developed innovative programs in schools, housing projects, and detention facilities.
For more info on Jade, please visit https://mxjadephoenix.com/
UC Merced students: $20 deposit, returned after conference (see details below)
Community members & non-UC Merced students: $20
UC Merced students can register at http://tiny.cc/WEC2018Registration
Community members and non-UC Merced students register at http://tiny.cc/WEC-Community2018
Registration is open through 4 p.m. March 5.
Due to space limitation, we recommend registering early. Individuals attending the conference are required to provide a $20 deposit in a sealed envelope with their names and Womxn's Empowerment Conference written on the envelopes to the Office of Student Life (KL 184) front desk no later than Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. Deposits will be returned after the conference. The deposit will be donated to Women's Programs if you do not attend the conference.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact Reyna or Angi at the emails below to discuss a fee waiver.
For more information, please go to the Womxn's Empowerment Conference webpage at http://tiny.cc/WEC2018 or on Cat Life.