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Presentation Submission

You’re invited to submit a proposal!!

Women’s Programs in the Office of Student Life is hosting our Annual Womxn’s* Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Mar 10th, 2018 from 8-5pm at the University of California, Merced. This conference was designed to showcase opportunities to empower womxn at UC Merced. opportunities to empower womxn to achieve their highest level of personal and professional growth. WEC is a transformative experience that brings womxn together to educate, inspire, empower, and honor womxn and their intersectionalities as agents of positive social change. This conference is part of Womxn’s HERStory Month programming. This year the theme is Embracing Intersectionality.

    *We are utilizing womxn to be more inclusive of the diversity within the category of womxn

Our learning objectives are that participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the meaning of intersectionality
  • Describe how intersectionality can be centered in the work you do
  • Identifying opportunities to build and sustain self-confidence in oppressive systems for womxn
  • Identify steps to becoming empowered through leadership and lived experiences
  • Articulate womxn’s impact in our community

We are seeking those interested to share perspectives and ideas by submitting proposals for presentations, workshops, discussions, etc. that fit this year’s theme, Embracing Intersectionality. Examples of presentation topics are listed at the end of this page.

Presentations should be no longer than 35 minutes, allow for 10 minute Q & A and 5 minutes for assessment. Presenters may facilitate their presentations up to twice during the conference. If you have a previous presentation from another conference, lecture or training that you believe fits the theme and learning objectives, we welcome you to submit it. Please submit your conference proposal by Feb 10th 2018 at 5pm to the here.

Lunch will be provided at the conference. Please forward this invitation to others you believe may be interested in submitting a proposal! Thank you for your time, consideration and dedication to providing opportunities for the next generation for womxn to be empowered and cultivate change!

For question and/or accommodations, please contact Angi Baxter, Women’s Program and LGBTQ+ Initiatives Coordinator in the Office of Student Life, at or Reyna Gabriel-Peralta, Women’s Program Intern, at


Examples of presentation topics:

  • Ability Justice
  • Anti-Discrimination Laws & Policies
  • Arts & Culture
  • College Campus Issues & Organizing for Students
  • Community Organizing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Justice
  • Faith Justice
  • Families
  • Feminist Transformational Leadership
  • Fundraising/Resource Development
  • Gender Equity (Inclusive of Transgender Justice)
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Justice
  • Immigration Justice
  • International Gender Equity
  • Intersections of identities (gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical/mental/emotional ability, etc.)
  • Legislation/Policy Initiatives
  • Media, Communications and Messaging
  • Mentorship
  • Military Justice
  • Movement Building
  • Organizational Development
  • Racial Justice
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Research
  • Sexual Freedom
  • Surviving, Thriving & Self-Care
  • Violence Against Womxn
  • Womxn in Higher Education
  • Womxn in Politics
  • Womxn in STEM
  • Womxn's HERStory