Saturday, 18. March 2017, Berkeley, 32nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

from 18. March 2017 - 9:00 till 19:00
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2017 Empowering Women of Color Conference | Unbound and Unboxed: Owning, Asserting, and Uplifting our Whole Selves

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of
political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

The 32nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, “Unbound and Unboxed: Owning, Asserting, and Uplifting our Whole Selves” is designed to answer the call for collective healing issued by the ongoing state of racial, political, environmental, and economic trauma. Through the legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and first woman to run for president, we know that “women in this country must become revolutionaries… and so we must prepare ourselves educationally, economically, and psychologically.” In her trailblazing 1970 presidential campaign, Shirley Chisholm stood “unbought and unbossed.” At the 2017 Empowering Women of Color Conference we stand united; unbound and unboxed.
This year’s theme speaks to the need for collective care and affirmation as a means of preparation, preservation, and resistance. Now more than ever, women of color can no longer afford to neglect ourselves while on the frontlines of global battles against social injustice. We must nurture and free ourselves from the limits and labels imposed on us, so that we may move effectively on the path to liberation.
This year we aim to provide a space where women of color can come together to hear one another as we explore new imaginings of freedom and well-being. Through a
series of innovative workshops, radical healing spaces, a panel discussion, and speakers, we will explore how we as women of color can preserve ourselves and our communities as we work towards changing the world. As we proudly celebrate 32 years of the Empowering Women of Color Conference, we invite people of all ages, abilities,
socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration statuses, gender identities, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions, and cultural backgrounds to use this as a safe-space
for discussion, community building, and healing.
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