Friday, July 13th
8:00 – 10:00A: Registration Open
8:30 – 9:15A: Conference Overview (optional informational session)
9:30 – 10:00A: Welcome and Announcements
10:00 – 11:00A: Keynote – Dr. Nancy J. Williams
11:15 – 12:15P: Breakout Session A (Choose one)
Live Your Grain: Expression Therapy for Work-Life Harmony – Akilah S. Richards, Life Design Practitioner
Balanced conversations, considerations and conundrums: Black women’s discourses – Roberta Gardner, MA; Rachelle D. Washington, PhD; Raegan Tuff, PhD
Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming Balanced – Tina Kay Hughes
12:30 – 1:30P: Lunch
1:45 – 2:45P: Breakout Sessions B (Choose one)
Empowering Women to Action: A New Strategy for Life’s Game Plan – Amelia Thomas
Goal Setting – How To Get From Here To Where You Want To Be – Linda H. Williams
“How we made it over”: African-American Queer Women’s Spirituality and Resistance to Christian-based Homophobia – Shannon J. Miller, Ph.D.; Monica Carol Evans, MPA; The JuiceBox Jubilees
3:00 – 4:00P: Breakout Sessions C (Choose one)
Come to the table of courage: SistahDoctahs™ Retreat – Rachelle D. Washington, Ph.D.; Letha J. Mosley, Ph.D.; Toni Williams, PhD; Gail V. Bannister, Massage Therapist; Stephanie P. Jones, MEd; Lois J. Charles (lantern); Rhondda R. Thomas, Ph.D.; and Michelle H. Martin, Ph.D.
“Mama, I’m a Lesbian”: A Phenomenological Study of the Coming Out Experiences of Black Lesbian-Identified Women – Qiana M. Cutts, Ph.D.
Wholistic Wellness: Developing a Daily Practice to Truly Nourish (and Not Just Feed) Your Body, Mind & Spirit – R. Aziza Caines
4:15 – 5:15P: Breakout Sessions D (Choose one)
Pathways: Strategies for success and the importance of Critical Friends Groups (CFG) in completing your terminal degree program - Shannon Chancellor McGhee, Ph.D.; Qiana M. Cutts, Ph.D.; Crystal Frazier Toombs, Ph.D.
Me, Inc.: Redesigning The Way Women Live and Work – Hakikah Shamsiden, CHHC
Making Time for Health Screenings - Marcia E. Kelley
6:00 – 8:00P: Poetry Reception ($10)