GLCA Students of Color Conference
The annual GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference is a great opportunity to engage with other students of color at other institutions within the Great Lakes Conference Association.
The intersectionality of identities for students of color at historically white institutions (HWI) can be complex, yet rewarding. The ability to connect with various cultures, individuals and communities allow students the opportunity to build relationships that foster academic success while maintaining a carefree sense of self. Yet many times the stress of balancing collegiate life, relationships and the demands of society lead to the neglect of self-care and wellness. The goal of this conference is to unite students with the idea of self-love, awareness and pride, while actively caring for their community.
2016 Conference Details
Stand Tall and Wear Your Crown
November 4 - 6
The College of Wooster
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Check-in begins on Friday, November 4 at 4 - 6 p.m. in Lowry Center at The College of Wooster.
Keynote Speakers include:
- Reverend Dr. Linda Morgan-Clement, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life at Lawrence University
- Consuelo Castillo Kick-Busch, Army Veteran, Author, Motivational Speaker, Educator
- Documentary showing of, “3 ½ minutes & 10 bullets” (.pdf) on Saturday, November 5 at 10:15 a.m., featuring a panel immediately following with special guests. Location: Gault Recital Hall in Scheide Music Center.
- Open Mic night (.pdf), Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Freedlander Theatre
...why the pineapples?
Traditionally the pineapple represents welcome and hospitality. It can also mean friendship and graciousness. One could even state that the pineapple sometimes represents a person. A person that maybe seem prickly, hard to hold on the outside, yet once you get to know them (or when they open up), they are filled with sweetness! We thought this would be a great representation of how we, The College of Wooster want you all to feel when you come to campus in November, as well as the feelings many of our students may have about themselves or others. And so if we can approach this weekend with warmth and friendship, we hope that it will assist in helping attendees open up and experience a weekend of growth, learning and fun. Also, pineapples are topped with a beautiful crown of green leaves. We want students, faculty and administrators that do some of the toughest work to remember that you are amazing, and sometimes you have to stand tall and proudly wear your crown!