This year’s Women in Leadership Conference will focus on how activism is shaped by women’s diverse spiritual practices.
The event, organized by Kent State University Libraries, the Women’s Center and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will be held at University Library on the Kent Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Author and activist Mona Polacca will give the keynote speech at the event. Polacca is a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, which is a group of spiritual elders and wisdom keepers.
Polacca is recognized for her authorship in the social sciences, her service as treasurer for her tribe and her social and spiritual activism and leadership.
Polacca’s keynote is titled “A Spiritual Path to Activism.” Along with her presentation, the conference will feature presentations on art installations, quilting, photography and social activism. An Indian artifact exhibit is on display through Feb. 28 on the first floor of University Library.
Registration for this free event can be done at bit.ly/women-in-leadership-symposium. The deadline for registration is Feb. 23.
If you have questions, contact Karen Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.