Double-Consciousness: Women of Color as Advocates for Ourselves and Others
Empowering Women of Color at Columbia Law School is proud to announce our third annual conference: Double-Consciousness: Women of Color as Advocates for Ourselves and Others. This year, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law for a symposium issue in addition to our continued partnership with the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS).
Though many women of color professionally engage with their intersectional identities in individualized ways, the unique challenge of double-consciousness is one we all face in our work as advocates. This year’s conference will create a space for strategizing around that challenge through several panel discussions. Bringing together academics, legal practitioners, and community organizers, our discussions will center on understanding how we balance our reality as individual citizens who are subject to the law with our role as advocates armed with the power of the law. The conference will open with keynote remarks from Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam and will include a light breakfast and lunchtime networking event.
The Constance Baker Motley Gala will follow in the evening from 6:30-9:30pm. Attendance at the conference is free for registered guests. Additional information regarding conference registration and purchasing gala tickets will follow.
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