Sonoma State University will be hosting the 2nd annual North Bay Woman of Color Conference, with presentations centered around this year’s theme: “Community Building in Digital Spaces.” The keynote speaker of the conference will be Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride, a xicana-indigenous body-positive organization that provides intersectional eating disorders education and community-based support for people of color.
The conference will include workshops, panels and performances exploring dimensions of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, immigration and much more. Organized and facilitated by a coalition of students from Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social de SSU, Associated Students, Undocu-Scholars Coalition, MEChA de SSU and the Black Student Union, the event will focus around the experiences and challenges faced by women of color.
The conference will be held on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is now open and will close on Friday, March 9. The first 200 registered participants will be given a free lunch, access to workshops and panels and a ticket to see the keynote speaker. Campus parking is $5-$8.