The University Record, December 19, 1995

Jan. 12 conference to focus on women of color in the University, community

Yolanda Moses, president of City College, City University of New York, and president of the American Anthropological Association, will present the keynote address at the "Women of Color in the University and the Community It Serves" conference on Jan. 12.

The research conference, sponsored by the Women of Color in the Academy Project, will explore the experiences of women of color employed by and studying at the University, as well as women of color among University alumnae and in the broader community in southeastern Michigan.

The free, public conference will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building. Moses will speak at 4 p.m. in the Amphitheater on "Women of Color in the Academy from the Perspectives of Dr. M.L. King's Legacy."

Conference organizers have three goals:

To encourage researchers to conduct work that focuses on women of color on campus.

To enhance the visibility of scholars doing research on women of color.

To enhance networking among students, faculty and staff concerned about the experiences of women of color on campus.

More details on the program will be published in the Jan. 9 issue of the Record.

The Women of Color in the Academy Project is a multi-year joint project of the Center for the Education of Women and the Women's Studies Program. It includes research, teaching and administrative initiatives focusing on issues of concern to women of color in university settings. It is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Research.