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Intertwined: Women of Color Conference 2015

psoter for women of color conferenceWhen/Where: Friday, May 1st, 4:00 pm, Many Nations Longhouse
Saturday, May 2nd, 11:00 am, Global Scholars Hall
Sunday, May 3rd, 11:00 am, Global Scholars Hall

Intertwined is a space where students, professors, artists, community members and activists from the Northwest will come together to engage in discussion of how to build Women of Color Solidarity. This conference is designed to discuss strategies of change and celebrate our shared struggles through topics such as blogging, comedy, music and community organizing. This year’s panelists and workshop presenters will facilitate discussions around multiple topics within Women of Color communities such as LGBTQIA, academia, Indigenous environmental resistance, feminism, colonialism, internalized oppression and more.

In order to build Women of Color solidarity, we first have to understand what unites us. Through active learning, understanding, and reflecting upon the challenges and specific, multiple oppressions that our Women of Color communities face, we can build intersectional solidarity. We seek to provide concrete opportunities for our attendees to get involved in the movement, network with organizations, and, more importantly, engage in personal development. Why do we identify as women of color? How do we strategically build solidarity? These are questions and ideas we hope to unpack in Intertwined 2015.

For up-to-date news and developments, please see the Women of Color Conference facebook page or use #intertwined2015.