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Women of Color Celebration 2020

Celebrating Women of Color in our Community - October 16th, 2020
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REFLECTION: Morning Movement and Meditation

Meditation and yoga

Date: 9AM-10AM
Structure: Virtual Guided Group Activity
Facilitator: Alex Fox (Fitness Instructor and Meditation Coach)

Join us for a morning yoga and meditation to kick start the day. Participate in this group exercise session from the safety and comfort of your home office, living room or dorm.  

AFFIRMATION: Keynote Speaker

WOC Keynote

Date: 1PM-2PM
Structure: Virtual Presentation with Open Chat and Questions Series
Keynote Theme: "You are Enough: A Thousand Times Enough"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson 

Dr. Davidson is a Woodburn Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director and Academic Coordinator for Social Justice Affairs in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University. Dr. Davidson’s main field of research is black women’s studies where she is primarily known for her analysis of black women’s agency, critiques of Global South feminism, and her attempts to put continental philosophy in dialogue with diasporic black feminist theory. Dr. Davidson is the author of  Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism (2017) and  The Rhetoric of Race: Toward a Revolutionary Construction of Black Identity (2007; translated into Spanish 2009) and the co-editor of five  collections. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Black Girls Rock—Maria del Guadalupe Davidson Rock Star Award, named in her honor, and the Women's and Gender Studies Jill Irvine Leadership Award. Her scholarship and teaching interests include black feminist theory, rhetorical theory and criticism, and Africana philosophical thought.

CONNECTION: Networking Event

WOC Networking Committee

Date: 4PM-5PM
Structure: Virtual Meeting with Breakout Conversations

Tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of Women of Color from our own campus as we facilitate community building and host interactive presentations on topics to help you build your personal brand. Presentations include:

  • Dr. Tiffany Mitchell Patterson - “Institutions do not have the capacity to love you back”: Fighting for justice, sustaining your work and protecting your peace.
  • Dr. Ellen Rodrigues - Tips for Jobseekers: How to stand out in the job market – from a recruiter.
  • Marjorie Fuller - Black leadership in a turbulent world: Where do we go from here?
  • Dr. Victoria Sanchez - Navigating an undergraduate /graduate career in the sciences.  

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