Empowerment Conference

Empowerment Conferenece

On November 5, 2016 the Women’s Resource and Research Center will be hosting the “Owning Our Magic, Creating Stories of Fierce Resistance” Empowerment Conference. This year's keynote will be poet, activist, and educator Jade Phoenix. This conference aims to center the ways in which marginalized communities are already magic and the beautiful ways in which they have and continue to weave their stories through various creative avenues. The 2016 Empowerment Conference aims to engage participants in learning about creativity, self-empowerment, and gender equity. Please join us as a participant or as a workshop facilitator! The registration and workshop proposal forms are linked below.

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

2016 Keynote...Jade Pheonix!

Through participation in the conference workshops and community spaces, we hope participants become self-empowered in order to work toward gender equity in society, pursue social justice goals, and confront oppressions.

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.