Volunteer at EWOCC!

Tickets are selling fast, but volunteers receive free admission, access to all parts of the conference, and a free EWOCC t-shirt. Volunteer responsibilities include one 3-hour day of shift and one hour-long training session.
EWOCC’s success is dependent on the hard work of our volunteers who assist with all aspects of our conference including but not limited to food service, registration, set-up, and clean-up.
This is an especially great way for WoC allies to be a part of this movement! See link for more information/to sign up!


EWOCC Artist Showcase & Open Mic Night!

Come celebrate womxn of color artistic voices and talent!

The 32nd Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference ‘Open Mic Night and Artist Showcase’ features and provides space for performances celebrating the voices of womxn of color.

This event is open to all. Donation based entry ($5 suggested).

All proceeds will be donated to Access Women’s Health Justice (http://accesswhj.org/)

Sign-ups for open mic available on first-come, first serve basis: https://tinyurl.com/EWOCCopenmic17



This year our theme is “2017 Empowering Women of Color Conference | Unbound and Unboxed: Owning, Asserting, and Uplifting our Whole Selves” and we are currently looking for workshop leaders to present at the conference.
More information on what workshops consist of and on how to apply can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/HOSljakxDY8yFvHm1
The conference generally sees about 800-1000 attendees, and workshops can provide great exposure in the community for non-profit organizations, creative artists, students, and community leaders!
We look forward to receiving your applications, please email ewocc-ga@berkeley.edu with any and all questions.

Calling All Vendors!


31st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference


The 31st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference invites local non-profits, community and student groups, artists, and makers to table at our 2016 gathering. EWOCC 2016 will feature a Resource & Vendor Fair, which will take place from 12:00 pm – 1 pm outside in Wheeler Plaza. The Resource & Vendor Fair is an opportunity for community and student groups to promote upcoming events and share resources with conference participants. It is also a space for local makers and artists to sell their products. If you are interested in tabling at EWOCC, please complete this form no later than March 11, 2016 here


  • Vendors may not sell food
  • Vendor spaces are limited. Vendor applications will be approved by the EWOCC planning team. The planning team will privilege applications where the product or resource in question clearly resonates with the themes of the conference.
  • If your application is approved, set-up procedures and guidelines will be emailed to you. Vendors who plan to sell goods must pay $20; vendors with resources must pay just $12.  
  • If selling items, it is highly encouraged you have a method of accepting credit/debit card.


Calling All Youth!

The 2016 Empowering Women of Color Conference is hosting a youth creative writing contest! This year, we are inviting youth to submit a creative writing piece (essay, poem, or short story) that reflects on the themes of EWOCC 2016. To learn more or to apply click http://goo.gl/forms/LTobbmJKul Deadline for submission is March 13th.

Your 2016 Closing Address Speaker is Andrea Plaid

Named one of Ebony.com’s “8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media, Andrea Plaid serves as a critic for Kirkus Reviews and a contributing author at RH Reality Check. She is a contributing editor for The Feminist Wire.IMG_0274 Plaid was an associate producer of renowned web series Black Folk Don’t. She has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, served as a recurring commentator on Huffington Post Live, and appeared on GRITtv as well as The Guardian, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. She has also spoken about aspects of race, popular culture, and feminism at academic institutions such as Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. Plaid served as an associate editor the award-winning race-and-pop-culture blog Racialicious. Her work on race, gender, sex, and sexuality has appeared online at such outlets as On The Issues and Bitch.com. Plaid’s commentary on Black women and sexuality appears in the new book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris. She also contributed to Feminism For Real: Deconstructing The Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica (Yee) Danforth. She currently lives in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.