Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference
March 17, 2021
The 9th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference will be held virtually April 9 to 11, 2021.
“We recognize the importance of community and for women of color in the academy, especially at this time,” said Menah Pratt-Clarke, founder of Faculty Women of Color in the Academy and Virginia Tech’s vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity. “Although we cannot gather in person we are in the process of planning a wonderful virtual experience for 2021. We have worked with the national committee to develop what we hope to be a meaningful and impactful experience.”
The conference seeks to provide a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. Conference sessions explore topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being, and scholar activism.
On April 9, the program includes a pre-conference writing retreat, a kickoff Healing Hour, and a pre-conference networking event.
On April 10, live workshops will be held during the morning alongside live conversations with keynotes and leadership panelists during the afternoon.
On April 11, participants will be encouraged to explore the pre-recorded sessions to remain “in community” and “in conversation” on the discussion boards and social media. Among those sessions will be “We Matter: Navigating Life in Academia as an Educator of Color,” presented by
Tameka Grimes, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech School of Education, and Marsha Rutledge, an assistant professor of counselor education at Longwood University.
Registration will remain open until Thursday, April 1; the registration rate is $200.
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