Clark Atlanta University's 5th Annual Women's Empowerment Conference
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Conference begins at 5 P.M. on Friday, March 22! We look forward to seeing you there!
Ø Clark Atlanta University Women’s Empowerment Conference
Friday, March 22, 2013
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINS - 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
PROGRAM 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Bishop Cornelius Henderson Multipurpose Room/CAU Student Center, 3rd Floor
Program starts at 5 p.m.
Highlights: Student performers, PlayDate ATL, OMG Booth, Vendors, Dinner, and live entertainment! Speakers: Khadija Jackson, Brand Marketing, Mango & Lime Beauty, Professional Comedian – Kiana Dancie, Lisa Rayam (Fox5/WAGA)
Attire: casual/workout wear
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Community Service – Giving is ‘Multi-generational’
Time: 8:00a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
· Goal(s): CAU faculty/staff, community leaders, and college students will work on panels with the Names Foundation (HIV/AIDS Quilt) in honor of AA women in metro Atlanta who have lost their lives to AIDS
· Location: CAU Student Center (Multipurpose Room)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
· Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
· Location: Bishop Cornelius Henderson Multipurpose Room
· Opening Remarks: Egypt Sherrod (V103) - Video
Speaker(s) – "The Baddest Chick" Presented by Joy Osorio, Director, CAU Residence Life, and Michelle Meggs, Residence Life
Time: 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop Sessions (2)
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 1 – Am I My Sister’s Keeper?
Objective: To encourage a spirit of sisterhood among college women; discourage fighting, bullying, and cyber bullying
· Panelists: Ms. Tiffany Dykes (Manager, Minority Outreach, Central Intelligence Agency), Sergeant Tonya Austin, Atlanta Police Department, Zone 2, Member, and CAU Residence Life
Session 2 – One person can change the world
Objective: To encourage participants that they have the power to mobilize and make a change, within their personal networks, community, even the world. Panel will discuss how one person can change issues they see around them, define advocacy, and provide a real life case examples of community mobilization (e.g. HIV, Jena 6, Trayvon Martin).
· Participants: Patricia Gardner, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, District 57 (invited, will confirm near the close of the legislative session), Ms. Ciji Bhnee Tatum, President, Urban League of Greater Atlanta – Young Professionals (CAU Alumni) (invitation sent), and Brandi Williams, HIV Prevention Manager, GA Division of Public Health
Boxed Lunch/Speaker 12:15 – 1:45/2pm (TBD)
Speaker: Jovita Moore – WSB/Channel 2
Workshop Sessions (2)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 3 – Smart Saving and Managing Debt
Objective: Various professionals will provide brief presentations to discuss finance essentials: credit cards, establishing and maintaining good credit, debt management, financial aid, refund checks, etc.
Panelists: Member, CAU Financial Aid Department; Robin Holland, VP Equifax
Session 4 – Career and Workplace Success
Objective: To teach participants that their brand is theirs alone to protect; Discuss self-representation of women on the internet and social networks.
· Panelists: Dr. Stephanie Evans (Chair of CAU African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, History Department), Tiffany Dykes (Manager, Minority Outreach, Central Intelligence Agency), Melanie Harris, Manager, COX Communications, and Ms. Que Foster, Managing Partner, FSquared Communications (invited)
Sunday – March 24, 2012
*Light refreshments (TBD, provided by CAU)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service – “I am my Sister’s Keeper”
Time: 10: 45a.m.
Hosted by: University Chaplain, Dr. Valerie Tate Everett, Speaker: Elder Michelle Guilford, Enon Baptist Church (confirmed))
Location: Davage Auditorium/Campus-wide event (open to all students)
2013 Women’s Empowerment Conference
Closing Session/Charge for 2013
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (time is contingent upon the end of the worship service – immediately following)
Location: Davage Auditorium)
When & Where
Clark Atlanta University/National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter
The conference theme is, “Am I my sister’s keeper?” A range of challenges affect our female students, including health risks, financial and education-related barriers, managing interpersonal relationships, and a political landscape that inserts majority beliefs into workplace equality and healthcare decisions. Utilizing a seven-dimensional model, the learning opportunities provided at the conference will focus on psychological, physical and spiritual development and will be conducted by experts in each of these topical areas. Throughout the conference, we have organized access to mentors in the metro-Atlanta community, specifically, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, activities with local high school female students, and a service opportunity with a local HIV/AIDS organization to reinforce the theme of sisterhood across generations. We firmly embrace the premise that one’s health and wellness is the cornerstone for their success; and that one’s success or failure can impact that of the community at large.