2021 Theme

The theme of this year's summit is “Power in Preservation”. Reflecting on Audre Lorde’s words: “Self-preservation “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare," this year we are choosing to develop a summit where attendees can explore their identities and topics surrounding: awareness of needs as a means to create boundaries; guilt free ownership of self in all forms; celebration of existence – all allowing us to progress. This summit was created to center women of color while acknowledging their identities are multiplistic and encompass a variety of dimensions. We believe to be truly inclusive; we must ensure support and advocacy for all identities held by women of color. Our expectation is that students will be offered opportunities to engage with their identities and those of others within workshops, the keynote presentation, time for networking, and more. We will use these guidelines as we invite guests to engage with our students and share their experiences. 

Weekend 1- Saturday, March 13, 2021

Morning

TIME 

SESSION TITLE 

10:00 AM 

Introduction 

10:30 AM 

Workshop 1 - 

Women of Color Empowerment Circle - Yasmin Marrero

10:30 AM 

Workshop 2 - 

Workshop on Boundary Setting and Healthy Relationships - Shalisa Gladney 

10:30 AM 

Workshop 3 -  

Panel on Identity Exploration - Womxn of Colour Network 

11:45 AM 

Wrap-Up 

Afternoon

TIME 

SESSION TITLE 

3:00 PM 

Introduction 

3:30 PM 

Workshop 1 - 

Women of Color Empowerment Circle - Yasmin Marrero

3:30 PM 

Workshop 2 - 

Workshop on Boundary Setting and Healthy Relationships - Shalisa Gladney

3:30 PM 

Workshop 3 -  

Panel on Identity Exploration - Womxn of Colour Network 

4:45 PM 

Wrap-Up 

6 PM

Dinner

Register for weekend 1 here

*If you wish to attend the Women of Color Empowerment Circle for the morning or afternoon, please submit an additional registration at this link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byI4J86sFsVEdIq

Weekend 2 - Saturday, March 20, 2021

TIME 

SESSION TITLE 

3:00 PM 

Introduction 

3:30 PM 

Workshop 1 -  

Embroidery Workshop - Self Preservation - By Kalhina Creations

6:30 PM 

Wrap-Up 

Registration Link: Full

Weekend 2 - Sunday, March 21, 2021

TIME 

SESSION TITLE 

10:00 AM 

Introduction 

10:30 AM 

Workshop 1 - 

Explicit Expression: Empowering Sexuality through Music - Prisma Ruacho and Emma Welch 

11:30 AM 

Workshop 2 - 

A Conversation on Sex Positivity – Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo  

12:30 PM 

Wrap-Up 

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Weekend 3 - Saturday, March 27, 2021

TIME 

SESSION TITLE 

3:30 PM 

Introduction 

4 PM 

Guest Speaker: Ariana Brown titled: Taking Care of Black Girls When the World Won't

5:30 PM 

Meal/Reflection 

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