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Women of Color Retreat

The Women of Color Conference intentionally provides a space for Loyolas Women of Color to take time for critical self-reflection and exploration of identity within the White dominate campus environment, allowing participants to re-energize through validation and nurturing of their identities, connection with mentors within their community, and engagement with leadership opportunities.  Planning for the conference is spearheaded by the LUCES Scholars.

Women of Color retreat sisters will have the opportunity to be supported by their community as we nurture and proudly take ownership of our unique identities as women of color from varying cultures, gender expressions, religions, spiritualities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.  By nurturing and strengthening ourselves individually and collectively we hope to encourage the community to develop positive self-care habits that will positively affect our academic and co-curricular experience and strengthen our connection to, and impact on campus.

2012 Retreat Info
Third Annual Women of Color Retreat:
Take part in this annual retreat that explores and celebrates Loyolan women of color.  Faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed.  This year's conference will take place at Loyola's new Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). 

Retreat Dates:
Friday, March 23- Sunday, March 25th
Buses depart CFSU at 3:00 pm P.M. on March 23rd
Buses depart LUREC at 4:00 P.M. on March 25th

Retreat Application:
The 2012 Retreat Application is now closed. Please check back for the 2013 application.

NOTE: Participants that are selected are required to submit a $20 (refundable) deposit to secure a spot in the conference.  Deposits will not be refunded to no-shows.

For more information, please contact Nichole Smith at

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