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Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities

Date: 03/29/2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Various


The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference (formerly the Women of Color Student Summit) will be held on March 29, 2014 in Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

The conference, entitled Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities*, will provide an opportunity for attendees to examine these ideas in the context of intersectionality. What are the multiple identities of women of color? How do they affect the learning, leading and living experiences of women of color students, particularly at predominantly white institutions (PWIs)? How do these identities affect how women of color see and work with one another?


9:00 a.m. – Check-in (Mississippi Room)

9:30 a.m. – Welcome from Co-Chairs (Mississippi Room)

Keynote speaker: Wazina Zondon

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Concurrent Workshop Sessions I (3rd Floor)

12:30-1:45 p.m. – Networking Lunch (Lunch provided in Mississippi Room)

2:00-3:15 p.m. – Concurrent Workshop Session II (3rd Floor)

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Closing: Call to Action, Evaluations and Prize Drawing (Mississippi Room)


Open to all (not just U of M students, staff and faculty). Cost: $10 for students; $20 for community members; $30 for staff and faculty.

*We are inspired by and graciously credit Maegan Ortiz (@mamitamala) for the creation of the language of “loving each other harder” and Jessica Marie Johnson, author of Diaspora Hypertext, for her writing featuring the same language.


  • Name: Women's Center
  • E-mail: women@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-9837
  • Sponsored by: Womens Center, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Schochet Endowment, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

More information: http://diversity.umn.edu/women/wocsummit

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Center, women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837.

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