Association of Black Women in Higher Education

Association of Black Women in Higher Education National Conference

Posted on October 2, 2017

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education National Conference (ABWHE) as they honor Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, author and activist Sonia Sanchez, with their inaugural Presidential Award at the Sonesta Hotel, Thursday, October 19th. The conference events/workshops will be held at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia.

This year’s theme is “Sister Power 2017: ‘Lift as We Climb’ – A Right, A Responsibility, A Privilege…,” where featured speakers include health advocate Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake, and author Dr. Sara Willie-LeBretton. The conference will discuss topics such as career development, health and wellness, the historical impact of African American women in academia, social identity, leadership, and the increase of diversity in academia.

On Wednesday, October 18, the opening reception will be held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, where ABWHE will honor the service of African American Women Veterans in Higher Education, welcomed to Philadelphia by The Philadelphia Commission for Women and entertained by Philadelphia’s 1st Lady of Jazz & Soul; Sherry Butler.

Click here for detailed conference information! Remember 5 will get you 1! If 5 people from your school, chapter, organization or friend group register, you will get 1 additional registration free! Also, we are reclaiming former members and recognizing our former local and national officers. If you have names and contact information, please send them to: Abwhe2017awardsnomination@gmail.com.

This conference is a great opportunity for talented, energetic and influential African American women scholars, educators, administrators, and staff members to network, share and further develop best practices in higher education, deepen their scholarship and create new Partnerships. Join us on social media to answer our “Question of the Week (QOTW)” on Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to share and retweet as we engage the community of African American Women in Higher Education in the Tri-State Area to spread the word that the women of ABWHE will be in Philly October 18-20, 2017.

Register today for the conference at http://abwhe.org/2017-abwhe- conference/.

Breakfast with Sonia Sanchez event. Sitting is limited REGISTER NOW AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abwhe-2017-national-conference-presents-breakfast-with-sonia-sanchez-tickets-37630037455?aff=ehomecard

Opening Reception Honoring African American Women Veterans in Higher Education
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abwhe-2017-natiional-conference-lift-as-we-climb-opening-reception-tickets-37633606129?aff=ehomecard

Note: Representatives of ABWHE will be available for interviews at the conference. Media outlets may contact Dr. Doreen Loury at 267-228- 8423 or louryd@arcadia.edu.

 


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