PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Women of Color Conference, “Professional Women: Over the Horizon and Beyond,” is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Compton Union Building.
The conference explores career issues affecting women of color. Sessions include “Balancing Career and Family,” “Multi-Ethnic Identities” and “Graduate School and Beyond.”
Keynote speaker, Miriam Ching Louie, will speak at 1:30 p.m. on women and the labor force. Louie works with the Women of Color Resource Center on strengthening the efforts of organizers, advocates and scholars working to improve the conditions of women of color.
She has served as the UN World Conference on Women project coordinator and is developing two popular education projects, “Women’s Education in the Global Economy” and “Girls Are the Issue,” building on lessons learned at the UN women’s gathering.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. before the Women of Color Day Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at noon in the CUB Ballroom. During the program, the Women of Color Awards will be presented.
The conference is sponsored by the WSU Asian Pacific American Students Association, the Asian Pacific American Student Center, the Coalition for Women Students and the Women’s Resource Center.