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FWCA Program

Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

Women of Color Healing Hour

Facilitated by Alysia Dempsey
CEO of Inspires LLC.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 12pm EST

To register for this free virtual event, visit:
https://bit.ly/3LcJmJK

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

More information coming soon!

Tentative Schedule


Thursday

  • 1pm - 4pm Writing Retreat (add-on)
  • 4pm Hotel Check In
  • 6pm Networking Reception

Friday

  • 9am Official Conference Welcome & Corporate Sponsor Presentation
  • Break: Career/Recruitment Fair & Vendors
  • Lunch around DC!
  • 2pm Scholars Conversation featuring the Authors of Rehearsals for Living
  • 4pm Workshop Rotations
  • 6pm Dinner with Keynote Speaker & Book Signing

Saturday

  • 9am Welcome Back Performance Angela's Pulse
  • 10am Signature Leadership Panel
  • Workshop Rotations
  • Lunch with Keynote Speaker
  • Workshop Rotations
  • Break: Career/Recruitment Fair & Vendors
  • 6pm Dinner and Awards Banquet
  • 8pm Culture Cafe

Sunday

  • 9am Community Networking Hour
  • 10am Brunch with Keynote Speaker
  • 12pm Closing Remarks featuring Angela's Pulse

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.

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Conference Workshops

Personal Well Being
  • Lifting As We Climb: Using Kinship Circles for Life/Work Balance
  • You don't always have to be the one to save the world.
  • Is there a doctor in the House?
  • Women of Color (WOC) Putting Aside Competition to Thrive Together
  • You’re Not Burnt Out, They are Setting You on Fire: Addressing Institutional Responses to the Duel American Pandemics
Career Development
  • Using Virtual WAGs to Improve Productivity and Save Your Sanity
  • Tenure is Not a Career: Understanding Career Planning, Development, and Time Tactics Needs for Faculty of Color
  • Beyond Saying ‘NO’: Setting Boundaries to Boost Satisfaction and Productivity
  • Taking Control of Your Tenure and Promotion
  • Reciprocal Empowerment in Mentoring Relationships   
Leadership
  • We Are Not The Maid: Identifying and Leveraging Leadership Opportunities that Align with Career Goals
  • The Voices of Authentic Leaders Matter
  • HIGHER: Elevating Practices around navigating career goals as Faculty of Color
  • Watch Your Step 'Sis': Things to Consider When Advancing in Leadership Roles in the Academy
  • Impostor Phenomenon: The Hidden Thorn Undermining Success   
Scholar Activist
  • Solidarity in the Academy: Collective Memory Work as a Method for Examining Intersectionality and Building Supportive Relationships in Academia
  • Dr. Willa Beatrice Player: A Quiet but Resolute Force for Social Justice in Higher Education
  • Never the Twain Shall Meet? Women of Color Scholars Tightroping Academia’s Demands and Home Community Obligations
  • Your life jacket in academia: POC peer mentoring for writing, publishing, and surviving
  • Tools for Research: – An Introduction to Tableau, Dedoose, and MAXQDA   

Unstuck: How to Move Past Your Writing Fears

A Half Day Hybrid Writing Retreat for Scholars
Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Eastern Standard Time

Description

Are you stuck in your writing but can’t figure out how to move forward? Do you avoid the parts of your manuscript that you know are most important? Or find yourself afraid to say what you really think, even when only you will see that draft? If so, this retreat is for you. The Unstuck writing retreat will teach you a simple technique for surfacing the thoughts and feelings that keep you from writing. By the end, you will finally understand the patterns that disrupt your writing, uncover your personal strategy for moving past those disruptions, and learn the key to making sure you implement that strategy.

Virtual App Coming Soon!

The conference took place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott located at 1700 Richmond Highway Arlington, Virginia 22202.

Speakers and Performances

FWCA Panel

FWCA Speakers

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
“America’s brightest new essayist.” —The Guardian
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
Learn more  >> HERE <<

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones
NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES is a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: She is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She's also won a Peabody, two George Polk awards, and the National Magazine Award three times.
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Norma V. Cantú

Norma V. Cantú
Norma V. Cantú is a law professor and distinguished attorney who was appointed by President Biden in 2021 to serve as the Chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. This appointment makes her the first Latina to serve as Chair of the commission. Professor Cantú has a long and impressive record of public service and commitment to social justice. Highlights include serving on the Biden-Harris Transition’s “Agency Review Team” for education, and serving as the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration for eight years. Cantú was only 22 years old when she received her law degree from Harvard University. She was later known as a tough... litigator, working for 14 years as regional counsel and education director of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). In that capacity, she litigated scores of important cases affecting educational funding, disability rights, student disciplinary policies, access to special services for English-language learners, and racially hostile environments.

Cantu was involved in several high-profile and historic education-related court cases, all aimed at improving educational opportunities for Hispanics in South Texas. In 1991, she led the legal fight in a landmark case that determined the state shortchanged South Texas citizens in the distribution of higher education dollars and prompted the Texas Legislature to appropriate millions in extra funds for border colleges and universities. In 1993 President Bill Clinton nominated Cantú as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. She was unanimously confirmed by Congress. For eight years, she oversaw a staff of about 850 in implementing government policy for civil rights in American education. In 2001, she joined The University of Texas at Austin, where she holds a joint professorship in the College of Education and the School of Law.
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FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Paloma McGregor headshot by Melisa Cardona.

Angela’s Pulse creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories. We provide a home for interdisciplinary collaborations that thrive on both politics and play, and we are committed to developing timely performance works that provoke, inform and inspire. Co-founded by Paloma and Patricia McGregor, Angela’s Pulse was named for their mother Angela, an artist, teacher and activist who continues to inspire their work.


Lucinda Roy | We Know Why the Caged Bird Flies
Drawing from her new literary sci-fi novel The Freedom Race, with its depiction of a future “Disunited States” ravaged by another civil war, Lucinda Roy will focus in her interactive presentation on the creative resources her characters, and we ourselves, possess. The future we face in the academy is daunting, but we women of color have a few tricks up our sleeves. When we conjure a legacy—the courage of Dreamers, Middle Passengers, and Civil Righters; the courage of Leaders and Teachers and Sisters—we recognize our own potency. As characters in The Freedom Race come to understand, even caged birds can discover miraculous ways to fly.
Learn more >> HERE <<

Faculty Women of  Color in the Academy National Conference

Women of Color Healing Hour

The featured facilitators will be Angela's Pulse
http://angelaspulse.org/

Wednesday, September 15, at 12:00pm ET
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FWCA 2021 Program

FWCA 2021 Program
  • Dr. Bettina L. Love
  • Dr. France Córdova
  • Ana Mari Cauce
  • Francine McNairy
  • Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez
  • Rosann Santos
  • Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
 

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Paloma McGregor headshot by Melisa Cardona.

Angela’s Pulse creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories. We provide a home for interdisciplinary collaborations that thrive on both politics and play, and we are committed to developing timely performance works that provoke, inform and inspire. Co-founded by Paloma and Patricia McGregor, Angela’s Pulse was named for their mother Angela, an artist, teacher and activist who continues to inspire their work.

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award
Brenda L. Walker, Ph.D., J.D.
Interim Associate Dean
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus
Liza C. Hita, Ph.D., NCC
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, Online Programming and Digital Immersion
Arizona State University
  • Patricia Hill Collins
  • Rosann Santos
 

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Paloma McGregor headshot by Melisa Cardona.

Angela’s Pulse creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories. We provide a home for interdisciplinary collaborations that thrive on both politics and play, and we are committed to developing timely performance works that provoke, inform and inspire. Co-founded by Paloma and Patricia McGregor, Angela’s Pulse was named for their mother Angela, an artist, teacher and activist who continues to inspire their work.

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award
Denise McLane-Davison
Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work,
Morgan State University
Jennifer Collins Bloomquist
Associate Provost for Faculty Development,
Dean of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Programs,
Gettysburg College

FWCA 2019 Program

FWCA 2019 Program
  • Aida Hurtado
  • Naomi Tutu
  • Meredith Woo
  • Wilma L. Santiago Gabrielini
  • Laurel Vermillion
  • Shanna Jackson
 

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award
Barbara B. Lockee
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
College of Liberal Arts
Virginia Tech
Tracy Y. Espy, Ph.D.
President
Mitchell College
  • Maria Hinojosa
  • Brittney Cooper
  • Pareena Lawrence
  • Cynthia Lindquist
  • Rusty Barcelo
  • Rosemarie Roberts
 

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award

Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award
Joy Gaston Gayles
Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Program Coordinator & Professor of Higher Education
North Carolina State University
Assata Zerai, Ph.D.
Associate Chancellor for Diversity & Professor of Sociology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Melissa Harris-Perry
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Henrietta Man