Black and Latina Womxn Summit 2020Phenomenal Womxn
Summit Details: Saturday, Feburary 29th, 20199:00am - 4:00pmI-Hotel and Conference Center1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, Illinois
Our 2020 Black and Latinx Womxn Summit theme, inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem, is Phenomenal Womxn.
In Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman”, she explores the different elements that contribute to how womxn may feel in different spaces. The elements explored are societal views and expectations on womxn. It is imperative for every Black, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx womxn to know that empowerment comes in different shapes, sizes and forms as illustrated in Maya Angelou’s poem.
This theme will take an analytical approach on how our cultures can produce oppressive ideologies on womxn of color. Through the Black and Latinx Womxn summit, we will reclaim, redefine, and establish aspects of our identities that society has deemed unfitting. Womxn are inherently phenomenal, not by how we look or what we do, but by simply resisting and existing. We are phenomenal.
Example: A workshop can be life mapping, different techniques of resilience Black and Latina Womxn
Example: A workshop on meditation, understanding/addressing mental health in our communities, establishing healthy boundaries with yourself/with other
Example: An interactive workshop on goal setting and vision boards, a workshop on learning the steps to achieve our goals and progression
Example: A workshop in cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation, What is Mutual Aid and how can it be of use between communities.
Wild Card: This area will focus on any issues or topics that address the lives, struggles, and intersectional identities of Black and Latina womxn that may not necessarily fit into one of the categories mentioned above.
The summit seeks the submission of ‘useful’ and ‘engaging’ program proposals. By useful, we mean proposals that provide participants with knowledge, skills, and strategies that they can apply to their lives and/or the lives of their families and communities. By engaging, we mean presentations that are interactive, creative, and contribute some aspect of historical connection to our current society. Each presentation will be allotted 60 minutes in the program schedule. As a presenter you have the option of doing a discussion, workshop, or panel.
Discussion – A dialogue facilitated by the presenter(s)
Workshop – A presentation combined with an activity or series of activities surrounding the presentation topic
Panel – A group of two or more panelist engaging in a discussion amongst each other and the audience
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