Round of Applause for Our “Foremothers”
Black women have made significant strides in academe for more than a century. It is the shoulders of those foremothers who faced significant odds that myself and many other Black women in this field stand on today.
Center for Women Annual Conference Program Guide 2019
There are multiple opportunities to connect with the Center for Women at #NASPA19. Download our program guide to find out more!
Together We Shine: Lessons from my Center for Women Board Membership
Years later, after having served two terms as a board member for CFW, I often wonder if I’ve gotten more from the experience then I have given. Sure, I have shared time and energy, but those hardly seem to equate to the invaluable knowledge, unbeatable network, mentorship, support, and special relationships I’ve gleaned.
Women in Student Affairs Program Guide to NASPA19
The Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community is thrilled to engage with you in Los Angeles at #NASPA19! Stop by our table at the Communities Fair on Monday night to see how you can engage with WISA KC, learn about our open leadership positions, grab some great giveaways, and enter to win prizes! Come to our joint reception with the Center for Women and Alice Manicur Symposium Alumnae on Monday night, where the winners of the Center for Women’s Ruth Strang Research Award and Zenobia Hikes Memorial Award will be announced. WISA will also recognize the winners of the WISA KC’s 2019 Women’s Issues Professional Development Access Grants.
We are proud to promote three WISA KC Sponsored Sessions taking place Monday and Tuesday that reflect the complexity and intersectional nature of womxn’s identities and concerns. Come to our Open Business Meeting on Tuesday morning to connect with others interested in WISA KC, learn more about what we do, how you can engage, and tell us what you would like to see from WISA! We are excited to once again contribute to the Intersections of Identity Roundtable program on Tuesday. Finally, we look forward to the release of WISA’s article in the KC Online Publication, “A Call for Equity through a Multicultural Feminist Framework”, by Melissa Grant.
In this program guide you will find dates, times, and locations for programs in which WISA KC is directly involved (denoted with an asterisk) as well as other programs and resources that may be of interest to you. Have a great conference!
Feeling like an “Imposter” in A Familiar Place
Our February blog theme is for Black History Month. Our new blog post is a collaboration blog from Michelle Pickett, Gena Flynn, Renique Kersh and Vernese Edghill Walden share about feeling like an impostor in a familiar place.
So You Wanna be an Activist (Or Maybe You Don’t, but You Really Care About Some Stuff)
“Activist” level is where I have striven to be, but have come to realize, doesn’t truly exist. That’s the beauty of activism – it’s doing whatever you feel you are equipped to do in order to enact positive change on behalf of a specific cause.