The conference is over, but the conversation continues:
- Respond to our conference call to action questions on Twitter using the hashtag #wocsc2014.
» What was one big takeaway from the conference?
» What will you do to support women of color?
» How will you love each other harder?
The conference, entitled Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities*, provided an opportunity for attendees to explore the following questions: What are the multiple identities of women of color? How do they affect the learning, leading and living experiences of women of color students, particularly at predominantly white institutions (PWIs)? How do these identities affect how women of color see and work with one another?
The conference is organized by the Women’s Center at the University of Minnesota. The oldest campus-based women’s center in the nation, the Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities.
*We are inspired by and graciously credit Maegan Ortiz (mamitamala) for the creation of the language of “loving each other harder” and Jessica Marie Johnson, author of Diaspora Hypertext, for her writing featuring the same language.