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2024 In Person Conference Schedule


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check in for Writing Retreat & Lunch
(Registration Add-On)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Writing Retreat presented by Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats 
(Registration Add-On)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Regular Conference Check-In

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Happy Hour

After 7:00 PM
Explore D.C.! You can find a selection of women and minority owned restaurants on the FWCA conference website.


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Sunrise Soul Healing Yoga led by Dr. Cre Dye

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conference Registration Desk Open
Lactation and Meditation Room Open

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast Available 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Official Conference Welcome with Chatrice Barnes, Menah Pratt, and Angela's Pulse

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Connecting, Supporting and Empowering Ourselves
Regina Dixon-Reeves (Moderator) with Shekila Melchior, Kelly Collins, Archana Pathak, Silvia Caraballo, Narketta Sparkman, and Angela's Pulse

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
BREAK  

11:00 AM - 11:50 PM
Networking

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Poster Gallery, Vendors Hall, Bookstore, and Recruitment Fair Open      

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Reconvene in Arlington Ballroom              

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Concurrent Workshops (55 min)

3:10 PM - 4:05 PM
Concurrent Workshops (55 min) 

4:20 PM - 5:15 PM
Concurrent Workshops  (55 min) 

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Featured Author-Scholar: Stephanie Adams Talk and Book Signing

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
FREE TIME
Poster Gallery, Vendors Hall, Book signing, Bookstore, and Recruitment Fair Open 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet the Scholars

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner

6:35 PM - 6:45 PM
Latina Sororities Group Photo

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Opening Keynote Speaker: Cherrie Moraga 

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Book Signing with Cherrie Moraga at the Women of Color Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores 


SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Sunrise Soul Healing Yoga led by Dr. Cre Dye

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conference Registration Desk Opens
Lactation and Meditation Room Open

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast Available 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Welcome

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Featured Scholar-Author: Victoria Reyes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Signing at the Women of Color Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Networking Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch

12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
NPHC Sororities Group Photo

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Menah Pratt

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Signing with Menah Pratt at the Women of Color Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores
Free Time             

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Concurrent Workshops (55 min)

4:10 PM - 5:05 PM
Concurrent Workshops (55 min)

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM
FREE TIME
Poster Gallery, Vendors Hall, Bookstore, and Recruitment Fair Open

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Meet the Scholars

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dinner, Awards Banquet, and Scholar Artist Performances

6:05 PM - 6:20 PM
NAPA APIDA Sororities Group Photo


SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM         
Sunrise Soul Healing Yoga led by Dr. Cre Dye 

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM          
Lactation and Meditation Room Open 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM         
Breakfast and Closing Keynote with Dr. Gabrielle Tayac    

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM         
Networking

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM       
Pathways to Leadership Panel featuring Mariam Lam, Javaune Adams-Gaston, Veronica Terriquez

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM     
Official Conference Closing

12:00 PM     
Conference Hotel Check Out         

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM       
Final Hour with Poster Presenters, Vendors, Recruiters, and Bookstore

  •  “Cohort Sistas” Women in Pursuit           
    Presenter Name | Sharalynn Keju
  • Centering Women of Color in Citation Practices  
    Presenter Name | Sherri Williams, PhD
  • Crafting an Empowering Journey in Academia: Navigating Work and (Self) Caregiving         
    Presenter Name | Cerise Glenn, PhD
  • Empowering Women of Color Educators: Integrating AI Tools for Enhanced Teaching and Learning
    Presenter Name | Maurine Kwende, Ph.D
  • Estructura con cultura: approaching a career in academia with a cultural enrichment lens
    Presenter Name | Essy Barroso-Ramirez, Master of Library and Information Science
  • Finding and Honing Your Voice as an Emerging Scholar and Leader in the Academy             
    Presenter Name | Loron Benton, PhD, MA
  • From PHD to CEO: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Women of Color Faculty         
    Presenter Name | Jasmine Abrams, PhD
  • From Scholar to Creator – Following Your Passions            
    Presenter Name | Donnetrice Allison, Ph.D.
  • Leveraging AI to Reclaim Our Time and Launch an Intersectional Technofeminist Resistance              
    Presenter Name | Nicole West, Ph.D.
  • Mentorship is reciprocal: Developing a mentor-mentee compact to align your efforts and expectations
    Presenter Name | Mysha Clarke, PhD
  • Nourishing My(Self): Using Reflexive Writing and Endarkened Joy™ Practices to Guide Personal Wellness in Academia  
    Presenter Name | Rhemma Payne, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
  • On My Mama, On My Hood: Addressing the Impact of Ancestral Trauma on Women of Color Rest
    Presenter Name | Stephanie Burns, PhD
  • Personal Style and Agency as a Tool of Resistance to Systemic Oppression in the Academy: Considering the role of Enclothed-Cognition         
    Presenter Name | Marquitta Dorsey, PhD
  • Prohibited: Navigating a DEI ban as women faculty of color in a red state
    Presenter Name | CoPresenters
  • Publish NEVER Perish! : P.O.W.E.R Writing to Strengthen & Sustain Research and Publications Beyond Tenure  
    Presenter Name | Bahiyyah Muhammad, Ph.D.
  • Scholar Activist Self Defining Success: Unbought and Unbossed   
    Presenter Name | Cassandra 'Cassie' Simon
  • Sisterhood as a Surthrival Mechanism for Women of Color at a Rural PWI: A Panel Discussion              
    Presenter Name | Nuchelle Chance, Ph.D.
  • Soul Labor: A practice of self-care and pedagogy of love for Women of Color in the academy              
    Presenter Name | J. Joy Davis, MBA
  • Teaching From The Soul: Identity as Pedagogy, Infusing Our Identities and Owning Our Syllabi as Faculty Women of Color          
    Presenter Name | Nadine Barnett Cosby, Ph.D
  • The Art of Alignment: Crafting a Stellar Scholarly Profile  
    Presenter Name | Ashley Watson, M.S.Ed.
  • The Other “Black, Latina, Caribbean” Girl: Manipulation, competition & sisterhood in the academy (Panel Discussion)         
    Presenter Name | Rochonda Nenonene, Ph.D.
  • Thriving in Graduate School: Networking 101      
    Presenter Name | Anayah Walker
  • We are Not Impostors: Disrupting the White Patriarchal Impostor Syndrome Narrative as an Act of Resistance for Women of Color     
    Presenter Name | Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D.
  • Women of Color Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)
    Presenter Name | De`Anna Bond, PhD
  • Women Who Shift the Culture: Leadership Practice Through Transformational Leadership
    Presenter Name | Dr. Pauline Elwin, EdD.
  • Can't we all just get along? Why women of color with practice doctorates have to fight to belong. 
    Presenter Name | Carmen Reese Foster, DSW/LMSW
  • Overcoming Unique Challenges That Face Immigrant Faculty Women of Color in the Academy              
    Presenter Name | Sarah Amugongo Brown, PhD
  • Sis, STOP: Start Taking back Our Power, Purpose, Place and Peace              
    Presenter Name | Noreal Armstrong, PhD., LCMHCS, NCC, LCDC
  • The Write Stuff: How To Work with an Academic Editor and Change Your Writing Game    
    Presenter Name | Aurora Chang, PhD
  • Unpacking the Weight of Stress: Saying “Yes” to Yourself 
    Presenter Name | Ronicka Briscoe, PhD
  • Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work!: Finding Personal Balance Between the intersectionality of Black Tax and Academia          
    Presenter Name | Maria Reid, PhD

Zenobia L. Hikes Award

The Zenobia L. Hikes Award is presented during the FWCA conference to one faculty member and one administrator. For more information on the Zenobia L. Hikes Award and how to nominate, click here.