The Latino Resource Center’s De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program (LAP), in collaboration with Elite, Bold, Opulent, Noble, Young (E.B.O.N.Y.) Women student organization will be hosting the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.
This year’s theme is Brown Girl, Black Girl Magic: Different Roots, Misma Lucha. The conference is targeted toward college and high school women of color.
This event will encourage participants to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves and make wise decisions. It will feature informative and inspirational workshops led by female leaders on topics such as leadership, cultural and gender identity, self-image and branding yourself.
De Mujer a Mujer and E.B.O.N.Y Women executive board members have put together an empowering conference, and hope to inspire young women of color to progress in their education and accomplish their goals.
This year’s keynote speaker is Victoria “Vicko” Alvarez, an aspiring middle school teacher, and creator and illustrator of the Scholar Comics web series. According to her website, “the comic is based on her childhood as well as the lives of students she’s had the privilege of teaching in Chicago’s southside.” Alvarez is also a native Tejana and a current graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Other guest speakers are NIU alumnus, Linda Alberty, president and founder of Cultivate Excellence, a marketing consulting firm for individuals and organizations; and NIU’s Assistant Director of Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Carrie Williams, who will be facilitating an activity and discussion around self-image and womanhood.
The conference is free. Registration is required, as space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.
For more information, contact Angélica Mendoza, assistant director, Latino Resource Center at 815-753-8645 or [email protected].