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NC State University Women's Center
2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
The Women of Color Retreat serves to create a community focused on finding meaning, healing, support, trust, and to reach actualization by focusing on the inner parts of the self. It’s purpose is to create a just space where Women of Color can express themselves, explore their multiple realities and intersecting identities as well as discover the intricacies of power, leadership, sisterhood, and scholarship. The retreat is open to undergraduate and graduate student self-identified Women of Color who seek to challenge, explore, and nurture themselves authentically through self-exploration with other Women of Color.
Participants of the Women of Color Retreat will have the opportunity to create bonds with other students as well as faculty and staff of color as we collectively take ownership over our authentic identities as women from varying cultural backgrounds, gender and/or sexual expressions, and religious and/or spiritual backgrounds. By nurturing ourselves individually and collectively we strengthen community bonds to create positive self-care and academic fortitude, positively affecting our connection to and impact on our campus.
The retreat is an overnight experience which will include a variety of sessions and speakers focused on the goals of Education/Awareness, Skill Building, Leadership, Community, Healing, and Power. We will celebrate our individuality and commonalities through interactive, intentional, and thought-provoking engagement; taking the time for critical self-reflection and exploration of identity. Guest speakers include Chimi Boyd-Keyes and Dr. Natalie Bullock Brown.
Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Participants will receive a follow-up email as confirmation of their registration. Registration requires a $25 refundable fee. Registration is not fully complete until the fee has been paid to the Women’s Center. All participants will be refunded the $25 prior to leaving for the trip on November 10th.