Research and Scholarship

Sisters in Session: Black Women in Academia Conference

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 6:30 PM - Fri, 14 Oct 2016 4:30 PM

Highlands Room, Festival Conference and Student Center, 1301 Carrier Drive

Supporting the Advancement of Black Women
in Higher Education

“This conference focuses on identifying and seeking solutions to issues facing women of African descent in higher education. It seeks to represent our diversity and uniqueness, our strengths and our challenges across higher education inclusive of community colleges, predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges and universities.”

The conference welcomes ALL staff, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Highlights of the Conference Schedule:

Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30PM

“Resourcefulness and Endurance: Honoring Black Women in Academia”
A recognition ceremony for the service, contributions, and dedication of black women to the academy.

Dr. Linda Alexander, Guest Speaker
West Virginia University
Highlands Room, Festival Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Friday, October 14, 2016 11:30AM

“When Spiders Unite They Can Tie Up a Lion: Empowering Black Women”

Dr. Ayo Gooden, Lunch Keynote Speaker
Licensed Psychologist, Author, Researcher, Former Faculty & Higher Education Administrator
Highlands Room, Festival Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

For more information: 

Additional details and a complete schedule of events are available at the Sisters in Session website.

Registration Information

Register At:

Sorry, JMU Outreach & Engagement is no longer accepting registration for this event.

Registration Fee:

Faculty: $75.00
Graduate Students: $60.00
Undergraduate Students: FREE

Questions? Contact BJ Bryson at

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