Empowerment Conference

Empowerment Conferenece

On November 18, 2017 the Women’s Resource and Research Center will be hosting the “What's Love go to do with it?” Empowerment Conference. On November 18, 2017 the Women’s Resource and Research Center will be hosting the Empowerment Conference: "What's Love Got to Do With It?". This conference aims to center the ways in which love can serve as a radical form of existence and resistance. The 2017 Empowerment Conference aims to engage participants in learning about self-empowerment, self-love, and community care.

Past keynote speakers have included: Dafina Lazarus Stewart, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, B. Cole, Sonya Renee, and Andrea Gibson.

2017 Keynote ... Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha!

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer femme sick and disabled Sri Lankan/Irish/Roma writer, educator and disability and transformative justice organizer. The Lambda and ALA Stonewall Award winning author of Dirty River, Bodymap, Love Cake, Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home, she co-founded and co-directed QTPOC performance collective Mangos With Chili from 2005-2015. A lead artist with disability justice performance troupe Sins Invalid, she is currently finishing her new book of essays, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Culture and book of poetry, Tonguebreaker.

Ways to Get Involved:

1. To organize a workshop for the conference click here.

2. To register for the conference click here.

Semana de la Xicanx*


*The first "X" signifies a closer relation to Indigenous roots, and honors ancestral knowledge. The second "x" recognizes that not everyone identifies within the gender binary. Semana de la Xicanx seeks to center people with marginalized gender identities and/or experiences.