2017 Symposium: Double-Consciousness: Women of Color as Advocates for Ourselves and Others

Event Date: March 24, 2017

Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) hosted their third annual conference with┬áthe African American Policy Forum (AAPF),┬áthe Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. The conference sought to create a space for strategizing around the challenge of “double-consciousness” through several panel discussions. The panels brought together academics, legal practitioners and community organizers from around the country to address this question of balance: how do we balance our reality as individual citizens who are subject to the law with our role as advocates armed with the power of the law? Moreover, how do we balance our individual professional pursuits with the collective advancement of our respective groups in society?