Empowering Women of Color for 26 years Published: February 10, 2011 By: Dick Cortén Clearly not a flash in the pan, the Empowering Women of Color Conference will hold its 26th iteration on Saturday, February 19, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. The theme this round is “Building Across Difference: Inciting a Movement of Our Own.” A full day, the conference runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It features keynote speakers Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins, and Dylcia Pagán. There will be workshops, panels, plus vendors, food, performances, and music a-plenty (including Bay Area songstress Goapele). Admission is free to UC Berkeley students, who will need to show their IDs. It’s also open to faculty, staff, and the general public. Much more information is available on the conference website. The conference is sponsored by the Women of Color Initiative, the Graduate Women’s Project, the Graduate Support Services Project, the Graduate Minority Outreach, Recruitment and Retention Project, the Graduate Minority Student Project, the Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, the Cross-Cultural Student Development Office, the African American Student Development Office, the Gender and Equity Resource Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Li Ka Shing Foundation.