Womxn of Color Leadership Conference
The Office of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Cultural Centers were excited to present the University of San Francisco Womxn of Color Leadership Conference. By drawing on our past, reflecting on our present, and envisioning our future the USF Womxn of Color Leadership Conference creates a cross-cultural space for sharing and building with and for each other that harnesses and develops the individual and collective capacity of womxn of color leaders.
As a community, we understand that there is no single story when it comes to being womxn and we recognize the systemic oppression of marginalized genders. Our use of the “x” in womxn demonstrates our intentional effort to recognize that there are also feminine-identifying non-binary and genderqueer people that experience the effects of sexism and genderism. We welcome all womxn of color, including those who identify as transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer. The “x” asserts that not everyone identifies within the gender binary. This allows us to collectively consider the struggle and resilience of those in our communities that identify as transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer.
2022 Theme: Me, Myself, and We
As womxn of color, we are the cultivators, the healers, and the caregivers of our communities. We have selflessly given until there was nothing left to give. It’s time we unlearn and dismantle the shame and guilt associated with choosing to care for ourselves. In choosing ourselves, we are able to cherish ourselves, find solace in one another as womxn of color, and create new and sustainable practices of (self) care. The collective work of uplifting and sustaining our communities thrives on the practice of nourishing ourselves first.
2022 Conference Schedule
|10:00-11:00 am||Conference Opening and Keynote||Live Zoom Webinar|
|11:10 am-12:00 pm||Session Block 1: Self- Care||Zoom Rooms|
|12:10-1:00 pm||Session Block 2: Community Care||Zoom Rooms|
|1:10-2:00 pm||Conference Closing||Live Zoom Webinar|
All conference times are in Pacific Time (PT).