Canceled: Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference 2020

This is a past event.

“Visibility In The Age Of Social Media”

The 2020 conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. In Collaboration with the Division of Student Life and the Weissman Center for Leadership, this year’s workshop presenters will include women of color who have impacted the world through social media and leadership. The WOCLTC 2020 keynote speaker is Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and author of “When They Call You A Terriost: A Black Lives Matter Memoir”.

About the Conference

The SGA Students of Color Committee prides itself on creating spaces where students can continue to question, challenge and cultivate their minds in order to advance personal growth, commitment and social advocacy for historically underrepresented communities.

In addition, we strive to encourage open dialogues and raise consciousness about issues and intersections prevalent in modern-day society regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and many more identities. We strive for these goals by continuing to open the event to all individuals. The primary audience is those who self-identify as women/girls of color across the Five­ Colleges (age 4 +), including faculty and staff, members of the Pioneer Valley Community, and beyond. Registration is required and will be open soon.

Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.

Keynote Speaker: Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is a social activist, best-selling author of “When They Call You A Terrorist”, and co-creator of the viral twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter. Registration Fees

Free for all Mount Holyoke College students, faculty and staff$10 for Five College students, faculty and staff$15 for non Five College attendees$8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendeesContact or call 413-538-2550 to take advantage of the group discount.

The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, conference swag, entrance to the POC Business Expo and a ticket to the VIP meet-and-greet with the keynote speakers.

Call for Workshop Proposals

We are currently accepting workshop proposals for this year’s Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference. Most importantly, we invite and encourage submission proposals from all five colleges and the surrounding community related to leadership and empowerment of women of color.

If you are interested, please complete and submit the WOCTLC Workshop Proposal Form no later than February 28, 2020.

People of Color Business Expo

The Business Expo will highlight businesses of color.

All businesses/organizations that are owned by, support and/or serve people of color are invited to participate. Vendor registration is free.If you are interested in participating, please complete the POC Vendor Business Expo Form by submitting the online form no later than March 13, 2020.For more information about the conference, email or call the Division of Student Life at 413-538-2550.

Hotel Accommodations

On campus:

Mount Holyoke offers limited hotel and lodging on campus. Contact the Willits-Howell Conference Center.

Off campus:

Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst
24 Bay Rd, Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 586-4851

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Amherst-Hadley
400 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 582-0002

Howard Johnson Amherst-Hadley
Russell Street, Hadley, MA

Contact or call 413-538-2550 if you have other questions.

Saturday, April 4 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Event Type

Conferences & Symposia

Event Topic

Diversity & Inclusion

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff

Student Involvement, Weissman Center for Leadership, Student Government Association (SGA), Dean of Students
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