2018 WOCC Annual Fall Luncheon

Registration is open for the 2018 Michigan ACE Women’s Network Women of Color Collaborative Luncheon, set for Friday, November 9, at Ferris State University in Big Rapids.

“Let’s Talk About It” will include lunch, deliberative dialogues, optional tours of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, the Museum of Sexist Objects, and networking opportunities. The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with optional museum tours at 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Details about museums are below.

The University Center
805 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI  49307

Registration is due by 5 p.m. Friday, October 26. Cost is $70. Information about hotels and other luncheon details are online; questions can be directed to WOCC@ferris.edu.

Keynote speaker
IGNITE The Power of Your Communication

AnaRamierzSaenzWebAna L. Ramirez-Saenz, is on a mission to bridge cultures and simplify communication in the workplace, in community and personal spaces. During her keynote presentation, Ramirez-Saenz will share effective ways to communicate with confidence, clarity and authority; simply, how to IGNITE your personal communication style to be authentic and strengthen interpersonal relationships.

Ramirez-Saenz is the founder and CEO of La Fuente Consulting, an organizational development consultancy. She guides executives through the cultural transformation process to develop inclusive, equitable and welcoming work environments. Ramirez-Saenz has more than 15 years of experience working with c-suite leadership of Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant, strategist, executive coach, learning and development professional and cross-cultural communicator.

Jim Crow Museum

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia houses more than 9,000 artifacts; the majority of the objects were created between the 1870s and the 1960s.The largest portion of the museum’s holdings are items that may be classified as anti-black memorabilia and demonstrate how racist ideas and anti-black images dominated American culture and have resurfaced in recent years. The museum has “positive” displays, including stories and artifacts about African American achievement and the civil rights movement. For more information, check out the museum’s website at https://ferris.edu/jimcrow.

Museum of Sexist Objects

The purpose of the Museum of Sexist Objects is to encourage discussion, debate, and dialogue concerning everyday objects that promote sexist attitudes, discriminatory practices, and gendered violence. The Museum provides a learning environment that encourages scholarly dialogue and fosters research. For more information, check out the museum’s website at https://ferris.edu/moso.