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.

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

Ana L. Ramirez-Saenz

Ana L. Ramirez-Saenz

Ana L. Ramirez-Saenz, a member of the Ferris State University Board of Trustees, will be the keynote speaker. She is the CEO and owner of La Fuente Consulting LLC, diversity and inclusion consultancy, established in 2000. She was previously the marketing and training manager for Steelcase Financial and an assistant product manager for Turnstone, at Steelcase Inc.





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.