Women of Color Conference

The URI Women's Center and the Rose Butler Browne Leadership and Mentoring Program will hold the annual Women of Color Conference. This year's theme is "Affirming Identity, Building Communities, and Cultivating Leadership."

The conference will feature opening remarks by Melissa Camba-Kelsay, coordinator of URI's Center for Student Leadership Development.

Zalyndria Crosby, co-founder of "Girl Develop It (GDI) Providence," will deliver the keynote address at 4 p.m. GDI Providence is part of a national organization dedicated to inspiring women in technology and more.

The conference includes two concurent panel discussions:

Session 1, 1:40-2:40 p.m.

•  How do women of color navigate the academy and influence systemic change? Panelists: Dr. Joanna Ravello, Director, Community and Organizational Development; Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin, Assistant Dean, Graduate School;  Shahta Yekta, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry; Dr. Shanette Harris, Associate Professor, Psychology. Location: MSSC, Hardge Forum

•  What does it mean to be an ally? Facilitated by:  Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro, Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies; And Dr. Lynne Derbyshire, Assistant Professor, Communications Studies. Location: Memorial Union, Atrium II

Session II, 2:50-3:50 p.m.

• How do we deal with work-related trauma or workplace bullying? Panelists: Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin, Assistant Dean, Graduate School; Dr. Jacqui Tisdale, Assistant Director, Outreach and Intervention, Dean of Students Office; and Roxanne Gomes, Director, Affirmative Action. Location: MSSC, Hardge Forum

Microaggressions on Campus, facilitated by Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro, Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies; Melissa Camba-Kelsay , Coordinator, Center for Student Leadership Development. Location: Memorial Union, Atrium II            

Sponsors are the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity; Women@URI; URI Dinning Services.

 

Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Multicultural Student Services Center
74 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Event Type

Conference/Workshop

Co-Sponsors

Community, Equity and Diversity, Women of Color Network

Group

Women's Center

Contact Person

Safie Sagna

Contact Email

safietou_sagna@my.uri.edu

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