On behalf of the Women of Worth Initiative – we would like to cordially invite you to the Inaugural (W) Spring Conference: The Strength of Our Stories, to be held March 4, 2017 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
What is the Women of Worth Initiative or also known as (W), you ask? This new effort intends to create a community of self-identified women of color that will engage in opportunities promoting academic preparedness, holistic student success, identity development, and sisterhood at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Women of Worth Initiative aims to create a space aimed at cultivating dialogue, mentorship, self-care, professional development in order to empower students to thrive and positively impact each other and the community. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @UNCWomenofWorth or check out our website at womenofworth.web.unc.edu for more information.
Inaugural (W) Conference: The Strength of Our Stories: This year we are hosting our Inaugural Spring Conference and we would love for you to join us! This year’s theme is The Strength of Our Stories, inspired by Rupi Kaur’s poem – ‘Women of Color.’ This conference aims to center the voices of UNC Chapel Hill’s women of color and indigenous women (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multi-Racial, etc.), provide tools and resources to help combat negative representations and trends, and create a collaborative sense of community. It is our goal for conference attendees to learn to cultivate self-worth and to identify sources of empowerment for all of us to become our best selves. The conference is open to all UNC students (undergraduate & graduate) as well as faculty & staff. Early bird registration opens from February 6th – February 8th, , official registration will open February 8th and will close on Friday, February 24th, 2017.
Conference Location and Information: (W) Conference: The Strength of Our Stories will be held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center located at 150 South Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Networking opportunities and educational & empowering sessions will be taking place throughout. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be some free give-aways!
Check – In Registration at (W) Conference – The Strength of Our Stories: Registration will be open from 9am – 9:30am, March 4, 2017, in the Stone Center, and will remain open throughout the conference.
Registration Information: You can register at http://tinyurl.com/WConference2017 . Space is limited – we’re hosting up to 125 participants.
This conference is made possible by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Carolina Curls, Carolina Housing, Carolina Women’s Center, Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), The Graduate School Office of Diversity & Student Success, Center for Student Success & Academic Counseling, The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, New Student Carolina Parent Programs, Residence Hall Association, Student Wellness & the Women of Worth Advisory Board.