Antioch College hosted the Students of Color Leadership Conference that was held on October 24, 2020 virtually via Zoom.
The theme is #BeyondtheMask: Pandemic within a Pandemic.
The keynote speaker was Phillip Agnew, a nationally recognized educator, strategist, trainer, speaker and cultural critic.
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.
The 2019 Students of Color Leadership Conference was hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University; the theme was “Still I Rise Dreams of our Ancestors.”