Womxn Up Conference scheduled for Friday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism is hosting its annual Womxn Up Conference on Friday.

The office describes the event as “a space for anyone identifying as a womxn to come together and learn from and engage with other womxn about issues we face walking through the world today.”

The keynote speaker for the event will be Catherine Polydore, assistant dean of the Honors College. Polydore will speak on “dismantling the chains of imposter syndrome.”

Following the keynote, there will be two breakout sessions.

During the first breakout participants can join sessions on self-care, being a bystander, budgeting, issues womxn of color face in the workplace and professional leadership.

The second breakout will offer sessions on domestic violence and healthy relationships, how to be a proactive ally to transgender people, being a minority womxn at a predominately white university and how womxn athletes are covered in the media.

The closing keynote will be given by Ozlem Ersin, dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

 

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]