Ohio Wesleyan University hosted the Students of Color Leadership Conference on November 1-3, 2019.
The theme was “Still I Rise Dreams of our Ancestors.” Nearly 200 students and 20 faculty were in attendance. There were over 17 student led presentations. Keynote speakers included Cathleen Richardson and John Quinones.
This annual conference is hosted by a diﬀerent GLCA school each year to provide students of color the opportunity to encourage academic success; strengthen their skills of leadership and cultural awareness; develop eﬀective activism skills; and network with peers from similar institutions, backgrounds, and experiences.
The inter-sectionality 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.
Students of Color Leadership Conference was hosted by Albion College on November 2-3, 2018. The theme of the 2018 GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference was, “This Isn’t Anything New: Strategies for Survival and Success”.