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Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Connect. Support. Empower.

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. The 11th annual installment of FWCA will feature sessions that will explore the topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katherine S. Cho

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez

FWCA 2023 will be held April 20 - April 23, 2023 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

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Early bird registration now extended to February 20th!

Healing Hour February 2023
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Women of Color Healing Hour
Open your Heart, Open your Voice

Facilitated on Zoom by Shea Rose
Yoga and Vocal Coach

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 12PM EST

To register for this free virtual event, visit:
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Curator. Moderator. Speaker. Presenter. Shea Rose offers holistic practices to come into a healthy and embodied voice.  At the heart of my teaching lies the Afrocentric worldview, which values song as a functional tool for engaging in daily life, expressing the full range of our emotional and spiritual responses. I also draw from yoga philosophy, asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breath control), and the yogic perspective on sound to illuminate my instruction.

A message from Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, FWCA founder:

We recognize the importance of community for women of color in the academy. We are in the process of planning a wonderful experience for 2023. We are working with the national committee to develop a meaningful and impactful four-day experience. Look forward to dynamic keynote speakers, a writing retreat with Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats, dozens of powerful workshops, and many networking opportunities. The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington Thursday, April 20th - Sunday, April 23rd, 2023. We hope that you will be able to devote the weekend to self-care, empowerment, and personal and professional development.

Learn more about the National Advisory Board.